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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Fox Hills Estates median real estate price is $720,288, which is more expensive than 93.8% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 81.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Fox Hills Estates is currently $3,568, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

Fox Hills Estates is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lemont, Illinois.

Fox Hills Estates 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Fox Hills Estates neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Fox Hills Estates, the current vacancy rate is 0.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Fox Hills Estates is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Lemont, the Fox Hills Estates neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Fox Hills Estates neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Fox Hills Estates community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Fox Hills Estates is among the best neighborhoods for families in Illinois. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 97.1% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Illinois. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Fox Hills Estates neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

Real Estate

One way that the Fox Hills Estates neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Fox Hills Estates neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.0% of neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Fox Hills Estates neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 26.1% have Polish ancestry.

Fox Hills Estates is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.5% 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 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Fox Hills Estates neighborhood in Lemont 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 93.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Fox Hills Estates neighborhood, 55.7% 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 22.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (11.9%), and 10.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Fox Hills Estates neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.7% of households. Some people also speak Polish (10.5%).

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 Fox Hills Estates neighborhood in Lemont, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Polish (26.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (21.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (16.6%), and some of the residents are also of Lithuanian ancestry (11.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (9.9%), among others. In addition, 10.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Fox Hills Estates neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (73.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.7%) . 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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