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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Swainwood median real estate price is $809,672, which is more expensive than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 88.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Swainwood is currently $1,917, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 44.1% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Swainwood is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Glenview, Illinois.

Swainwood real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Swainwood neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.0% in Swainwood. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 40.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Glenview, the Swainwood neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the Swainwood neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 98.9% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Swainwood neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 76.9% of the adults living in the Swainwood neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 19.2% of the Swainwood neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Swainwood neighborhood has more Romanian and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 1.2% have Croatian ancestry.

Swainwood is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Swainwood neighborhood in Glenview are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 91.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Swainwood neighborhood, 59.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.3%), and 3.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Swainwood neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Korean and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Swainwood neighborhood in Glenview, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (24.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (22.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (9.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.4%), among others. In addition, 12.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Swainwood neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (32.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (55.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (19.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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