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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Crenshaw Crossing median real estate price is $245,118, which is more expensive than 49.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 35.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Crenshaw Crossing is currently $1,486, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 66.5% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Crenshaw Crossing is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Marion, Illinois.

Crenshaw Crossing real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Crenshaw Crossing neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Crenshaw Crossing. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 17.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

If you are planning to retire in Illinois, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Crenshaw Crossing may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Illinois, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.6% of neighborhoods in IL. If a Illinois retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Crenshaw Crossing neighborhood, analysis shows that 25.8% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Diversity

Did you know that the Crenshaw Crossing neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.2% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.

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 Crenshaw Crossing neighborhood in Marion are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 63.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 17.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Crenshaw Crossing neighborhood, 54.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 21.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.7%), and 11.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Crenshaw Crossing neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.2% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.1%).

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 Crenshaw Crossing neighborhood in Marion, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (20.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

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 Crenshaw Crossing neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (66.9%) 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 (7.4%) . 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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