Lake Forest, IL (City Center / Lake Forest College)




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About Lake Forest, IL (City Center / Lake Forest College)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

City Center / Lake Forest College median real estate price is $1,325,103, which is more expensive than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in City Center / Lake Forest College is currently $1,843, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 90.6% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

City Center / Lake Forest College is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lake Forest, Illinois.

City Center / Lake Forest College real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in City Center / Lake Forest College are 6.2%, which is lower than one will find in 68.4% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in City Center / Lake Forest College is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 17.0% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, in the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 20.2% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Finally, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 13.0% of the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.0% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood has more Greek and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 2.1% have British ancestry.

City Center / Lake Forest College is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% 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 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

A majority of the adults in the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Illinois by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in Illinois. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students, urban sophisticates and active retirees.

In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 76.4% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 2.1% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood in Lake Forest 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 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 11.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.3% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood, 51.4% 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 26.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.0%), and 11.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood in Lake Forest, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.8%), and residents who report English roots (13.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (10.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (9.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: 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 City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French, Spanish, Chinese and Polish.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in City Center / Lake Forest College neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (61.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (20.2%) and 13.0% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lake Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Lake Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 24 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

LAKE FOREST SD 67


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Sheridan Elem School
1360 N Sheridan Rd
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
KG-04
Everett Elem School
1111 Everett School Rd
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
KG-04
Cherokee Elem School
475 Cherokee Rd
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
KG-04
Deer Path Middle Sch West
155 W Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
07-08
Deer Path Middle Sch East
95 W Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
05-06

School District Enrollment By Group

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LAKE FOREST CHSD 115


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Lake Forest High School
1285 N Mckinley Rd
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
09-12

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