Golf is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 506 people and just one neighborhood, Golf is the 752nd largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Golf home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Golf real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Golf is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Golf is a village of managers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Golf who work in management occupations (21.30%), business and financial occupations (14.81%) and legal occupations (12.50%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.66% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Golf is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Golf is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Golf’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Golf, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small village, Golf has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.