Oak Park, IL (North Ave / N Harlem Ave)




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About Oak Park, IL (North Ave / N Harlem Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

North Ave / N Harlem Ave median real estate price is $690,280, which is more expensive than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 93.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in North Ave / N Harlem Ave is currently $1,899, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

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

North Ave / N Harlem 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 North Ave / 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 1940 and 1969.

In North Ave / N Harlem Ave, the current vacancy rate is 3.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 86.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in North Ave / N Harlem Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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

If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 100.0% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, families with school-aged children and college students.

In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 0.1% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

Also, 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 50.6% 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 99.6% 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.

Finally, with more than 2.4% of residents living with a same sex partner, North Ave / N Harlem Ave is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 72.2% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood has more Eastern European and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.9% have Greek ancestry.

North Ave / N Harlem Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% 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 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 12.5% 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 96.7% 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, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 20.2% of the North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.4% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 63.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.3% 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 North Ave / N Harlem Ave 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 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.3% 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 79.6% 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 North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood, 72.2% 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 17.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (9.1%), and 2.9% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood in Oak Park, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.0%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.4%).

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 North Ave / N Harlem Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (66.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (20.2%) and 7.2% 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. 4 Condition Alerts 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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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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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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