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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Pistakee Highlands median real estate price is $216,846, which is more expensive than 41.8% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 29.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Pistakee Highlands is currently $2,831, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86.3% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

Pistakee Highlands is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in McHenry, Illinois.

Pistakee Highlands real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Pistakee Highlands neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Pistakee Highlands has a 11.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.0% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (8.8%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

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.

Real Estate

Some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Pistakee Highlands neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 98.5% of all American neighborhoods.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the Pistakee Highlands neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 11.5% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Illinois. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the Pistakee Highlands neighborhood has more Polish and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Polish ancestry and 1.7% have Lithuanian ancestry.

Pistakee Highlands is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 13.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% 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 Pistakee Highlands neighborhood in McHenry are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 67.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.5% 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 77.3% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Pistakee Highlands neighborhood, 38.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 27.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.1%), and 13.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Pistakee Highlands neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.8% of households. Some people also speak Italian (13.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Pistakee Highlands neighborhood in McHenry, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (36.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (23.4%), and residents who report Polish roots (17.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.3%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Pistakee Highlands neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (89.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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