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: Diversity
Did you know that the Caton Farm Rd / S Division St neighborhood has more
Croatian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 29.1% have Irish ancestry.
Caton Farm Rd / S Division St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 95.5% of commuters who live in the
Caton Farm Rd / S Division St neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Caton Farm Rd / S Division St
More residents of the Caton Farm Rd / S Division St neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Notable & Unique: People
The Caton Farm Rd / S Division St neighborhood is a great option for families,
as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The
combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied
single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top
9.1% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the
state of Illinois. Many other families also live here, making
it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition,
families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of
the local schools.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Caton Farm Rd / S Division St neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.5% of neighborhoods in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.8%, the Caton Farm Rd / S Division St neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Caton Farm Rd / S Division St stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 82.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.