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.
Because of many things, Golf is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Golf really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Golf perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Golf, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.68 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Golf is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.