When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Harms Rd / Glenview Rd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Harms Rd / Glenview Rd
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Illinois. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 99.1% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of Illinois. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Harms Rd / Glenview Rd neighborhood.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
Also, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 32.7% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Harms Rd / Glenview Rd neighborhood has more
Russian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 14.2% have Polish ancestry.
Harms Rd / Glenview Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 13.2% of the
Harms Rd / Glenview Rd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.0% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Harms Rd / Glenview Rd neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Harms Rd / Glenview Rd neighborhood, is that an incredible 81.8% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Also of note, this Harms Rd / Glenview Rd neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 97.8% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 96.8% of all neighborhoods in America.