Oak Park, IL (N Harlem Ave / Division St)




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About Oak Park, IL (N Harlem Ave / Division St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

N Harlem Ave / Division St median real estate price is $533,993, which is more expensive than 92.7% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 86.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in N Harlem Ave / Division St is currently $1,438, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

N Harlem Ave / Division St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Oak Park, Illinois.

N Harlem Ave / Division St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 11.1% in N Harlem Ave / Division St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 40.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 1.9% have Danish ancestry.

N Harlem Ave / Division St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

A majority of the adults in the N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Illinois by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students and urban sophisticates.

In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 40.4% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 72.9% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 15.2% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, in the N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood, 23.0% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 69.5% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


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 N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood in Oak Park are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 93.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.7% 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 70.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood, 72.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 14.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.2%), and 7.0% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

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 N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood in Oak Park, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.9%), and residents who report English roots (14.8%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (10.2%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.6%), among others. In addition, 14.8% 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 N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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 N Harlem Ave / Division St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (65.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (23.0%) . 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. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Oak Park 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Oak Park 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 18 Condition Alerts found.

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OAK PARK ESD 97


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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
Whittier Elem School
715 N Harvey Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302
PK-05
Abraham Lincoln Elem School
1111 S Grove Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60304
KG-05
Horace Mann Elem School
921 N Kenilworth Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302
KG-05
Irving Elem School
1125 S Cuyler Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60304
KG-05
Longfellow Elem School
715 Highland Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60304
PK-05
Oliver W Holmes Elem School
508 N Kenilworth Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302
PK-05
William Beye Elem School
230 N Cuyler Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302
KG-05
William Hatch Elem School
1000 N Ridgeland Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302
PK-05
Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School
325 S Kenilworth Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302
06-08
Percy Julian Middle School
416 S Ridgeland Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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OAK PARK - RIVER FOREST SD 200


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

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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
Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
201 N Scoville Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302
09-12

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