Oak Park, IL (S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd)




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About Oak Park, IL (S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd median real estate price is $215,106, which is more expensive than 63.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 57.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd is currently $1,212, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 71.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Oak Park, Illinois.

S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd 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.

S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd has a 15.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.6% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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: People

The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 61.0%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood, where 36.7% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd is better suited for first-time home buyers than 85.9% of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in Illinois. Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood, this means that buying into the neighborhood is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being in a quality neighborhood

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood has more Arab and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 4.2% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The real estate in the S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 87.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.2% of American neighborhoods.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.1% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 24,022 people per square mile living here. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

Furthermore, the S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 81.9% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 34.3% of the S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.8% of America's neighborhoods.


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 S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood in Oak Park are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 64.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 13.4% 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 56.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood, 58.7% 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 18.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.9%), and 7.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood in Oak Park, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report English roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (8.0%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (5.4%), among others. In addition, 17.6% 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 S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include South Asian languages, Hindi (which is the official language of India), 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 S Harlem Ave / Washington Blvd neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (32.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (47.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (34.3%) and 7.1% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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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

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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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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