Oak Forest, IL (La Paz Dr / 157th St)




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About Oak Forest, IL (La Paz Dr / 157th St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

La Paz Dr / 157th St median real estate price is $214,455, which is more expensive than 60.5% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 53.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in La Paz Dr / 157th St is currently $1,244, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.5% of Illinois neighborhoods.

La Paz Dr / 157th St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Oak Forest, Illinois.

La Paz Dr / 157th St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the La Paz Dr / 157th St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In La Paz Dr / 157th St, the current vacancy rate is 3.4%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in La Paz Dr / 157th St 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 Oak Forest, the La Paz Dr / 157th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the La Paz Dr / 157th St neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 17.8% have Polish ancestry.

La Paz Dr / 157th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% 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 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the La Paz Dr / 157th St 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 4.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the La Paz Dr / 157th St 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 83.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.9% 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 66.1% 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 La Paz Dr / 157th St neighborhood, 40.5% 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 23.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.8%), and 16.0% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the La Paz Dr / 157th St neighborhood in Oak Forest, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (25.4%), and residents who report Polish roots (17.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (12.2%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (8.5%), among others.

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 La Paz Dr / 157th St neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish and Arabic.

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 La Paz Dr / 157th St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (6.6%) . 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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La Paz Dr / 157th St 0.101011101001110
Oak Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 4.36

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La Paz Dr / 157th St 0.101011101001110
Oak Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 35

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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This neighborhood is served by 5 districts:

CONS HSD 230


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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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
Victor J Andrew High School
9001 171st St
Orland Hills, IL, 60487
09-12
Carl Sandburg High School
13300 S La Grange Rd
Orland Park, IL, 60462
09-12
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School
8015 W 111th St
Palos Hills, IL, 60465
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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BREMEN CHSD 228


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

(10 is best)

Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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CCSD 146


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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
Walter F Fierke Ed Center School
6535 Victoria Dr
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
PK-05
Memorial Elem School
6701 179th St
Tinley Park, IL, 60477
PK-05
Central Middle School
18146 Oak Park Ave
Tinley Park, IL, 60477
06-08
Bert H Fulton School
6601 171st St
Tinley Park, IL, 60477
PK-05
Arnold W Kruse Ed Center School
7617 Hemlock Dr
Orland Park, IL, 60462
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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FOREST RIDGE SD 142


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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
Ridge Early Childhood Center School
5151 149th St
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
PK-KG
Jack Hille Middle School
5800 151st St
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
06-08
Lee R Foster Elem School
5931 School St
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
01-05
Kerkstra Elem School
14950 Laramie Ave
Oak Forest, IL, 60452
01-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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Hispanic
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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ARBOR PARK SD 145


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

(10 is best)

Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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

School District Enrollment By Group

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