Oak Forest, IL (159th St / Cicero Ave)




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About Oak Forest, IL (159th St / Cicero Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

159th St / Cicero Ave median real estate price is $164,534, which is more expensive than 47.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 43.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in 159th St / Cicero Ave is currently $1,271, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 74.5% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

159th St / Cicero Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Oak Forest, Illinois.

159th St / Cicero Ave 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 159th St / Cicero Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.9% in 159th St / Cicero Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 57.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the 159th St / Cicero Ave neighborhood has more Croatian and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 4.4% have Arab ancestry.

159th St / Cicero Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The 159th St / Cicero Ave neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 97.8% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 96.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the 159th St / Cicero Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.4% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.


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 159th St / Cicero Ave neighborhood in Oak Forest are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 69.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 12.1% 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 59.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 159th St / Cicero Ave neighborhood, 29.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.3%), and 21.4% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: 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 159th St / Cicero Ave neighborhood in Oak Forest, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (19.6%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (19.1%), and residents who report German roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (11.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (10.8%), among others. In addition, 13.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 159th St / Cicero Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.

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 159th St / Cicero Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (87.6%) 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 (6.5%) . 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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Oak Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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159th St / Cicero Ave 0.101011101001110
Oak Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 17 Condition Alerts found.

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BREMEN CHSD 228


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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
Bremen High School
15203 Pulaski Rd
Midlothian, IL, 60445
09-12
Hillcrest High School
17401 Pulaski Rd
Country Club Hills, IL, 60478
09-12
Tinley Park High School
6111 175 Th St
Tinley Park, IL, 60477
09-12
Oak Forest High School
15201 Central Ave
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
09-12

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PRAIRIE-HILLS ESD 144


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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
Highlands Elem School
3420 Laurel Ln
Hazel Crest, IL, 60429
KG-05
Prairie Hills Junior High School
16315 Richmond
Markham, IL, 60428
06-08
Fieldcrest Elem School
4100 Wagman St
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
KG-05
Markham Park Elem School
16239 Lawndale Ave
Markham, IL, 60428
KG-05
Nob Hill Elem School
3701 168 Th St
Country Club Hills, IL, 60478
PK-05
Mae Jemison School
3450 W 177 Th St
Hazel Crest, IL, 60429
KG-05
Chateaux School
3600 Chambord Ln
Hazel Crest, IL, 60429
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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ARBOR PARK SD 145


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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
Morton Gingerwood Elem School
16936 Forest Ave
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
01-02
Arbor Park Middle School
17303 Central Ave
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
05-08
Kimberly Heights Elem School
6141 Kimberly Dr
Tinley Park, IL, 60477
PK-KG
Scarlet Oak Elem School
5731 Albert Dr
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
03-04

School District Enrollment By Group

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