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




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


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lake St / N Harlem Ave median real estate price is $196,943, which is more expensive than 57.8% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 52.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lake St / N Harlem Ave is currently $1,821, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.6% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

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

Lake St / N Harlem Ave 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 Lake St / N Harlem Ave 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 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Lake St / N Harlem Ave. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 84.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually 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

One of the most interesting things about the Lake St / N Harlem Ave neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 59.0% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Lake St / N Harlem Ave neighborhood, where 35.3% 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 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 2.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Lake St / N Harlem Ave 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 87.1% 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.

In addition, the real estate in the Lake St / N Harlem Ave 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, 78.6% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Lake St / N Harlem Ave neighborhood, 18.1% 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 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Lake St / N Harlem Ave neighborhood in Oak Park are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 73.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 11.9% 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 60.0% 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 Lake St / N Harlem Ave neighborhood, 62.0% 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 16.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.0%), and 7.6% 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 Lake St / N Harlem Ave neighborhood in Oak Park, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (15.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.0%), and residents who report Asian roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.8%), among others. In addition, 14.3% 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 Lake St / N Harlem Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese, Korean and German.

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 Lake St / N Harlem Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (63.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (18.1%) and 6.7% 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

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lake St / N Harlem Ave 0.101011101001110
Oak Park 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Lake St / N Harlem Ave 0.101011101001110
Oak Park 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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Lake St / N Harlem Ave 0.101011101001110
Oak Park 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 18 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

OAK PARK ESD 97


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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
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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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.

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

School District Enrollment By Group

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