Long Grove is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,181 people and just one neighborhood, Long Grove is the 253rd largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Long Grove home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Long Grove real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Long Grove is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Long Grove is a village of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Long Grove who work in management occupations (24.95%), sales jobs (15.99%) and office and administrative support (10.51%).
Also of interest is that Long Grove has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.33% 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
Because of many things, Long Grove is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Long Grove a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Long Grove has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Long Grove’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Long Grove, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.37 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.
Despite being a small village, Long Grove 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.