Park Forest, IL (Western Ave / W 34th St)




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About Park Forest, IL (Western Ave / W 34th St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Western Ave / W 34th St median real estate price is $21,503, which is less expensive than 99.7% of Illinois neighborhoods and 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Western Ave / W 34th St is currently $792, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 72.9% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Western Ave / W 34th St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Park Forest, Illinois.

Western Ave / W 34th St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) townhomes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Western Ave / W 34th St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Western Ave / W 34th St has a 12.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 65.5% 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: Real Estate

Most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Western Ave / W 34th St neighborhood, is that an incredible 91.8% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.

In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Western Ave / W 34th St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 64.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the Western Ave / W 34th St neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Notable & Unique: People

Divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 19.6% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 96.4% 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 Western Ave / W 34th St neighborhood in Park Forest are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 74.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 33.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.1% of U.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 Western Ave / W 34th St neighborhood, 32.4% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (23.2%), and 13.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Western Ave / W 34th St neighborhood in Park Forest, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (11.3%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report German roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.0%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (5.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Western Ave / W 34th St neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.0% of households.

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 Western Ave / W 34th St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (76.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.0%) and 7.9% of residents also take the train 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 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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Park Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Western Ave / W 34th St 0.101011101001110
Park Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 48 Condition Alerts found.

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RICH TWP HSD 227


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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
Rich Central Campus High School
3600 W 203 Rd St
Olympia Fields, IL, 60461
09-12
Rich East Campus High School
300 Sauk Trl
Park Forest, IL, 60466
09-12
Rich South Campus High School
5000 Sauk Trl
Richton Park, IL, 60471
09-12

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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CHICAGO HEIGHTS SD 170


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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
Highland School
828 Willow Dr
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
PK-PK
Washington Mckinley Elem Sch
25 W 16 Th Pl
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
KG-08
Garfield Elem School
140 E 23 Rd St
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
KG-08
Greenbriar Elem School
101 W Greenbriar Ave
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
KG-08
Jefferson Elem School
176 E 11 Th St
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
KG-08
Kennedy Elem School
1013 Division St
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
KG-08
Lincoln Elem School
1520 Center Ave
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
KG-08
Roosevelt Elem School
1345 Sunnyside Ave
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
KG-08
Wilson Elem School
422 W 16 Th Pl
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
KG-08
U S Grant Elem School
2712 Miller Ave
South Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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BLOOM TWP HSD 206


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

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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
Bloom High School
101 W 10 Th St
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
09-12
Bloom Trail High School
22331 Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
09-12
Dist 206 Alternative High School
100 W 10 Th St
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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PARK FOREST SD 163


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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
Algonquin Primary Center
170 Algonquin St
Park Forest, IL, 60466
PK-PK
21 St Century Primary Center
240 S Orchard Dr
Park Forest, IL, 60466
KG-03
Algonquin Primary Cntr
170 Algonquin St
Park Forest, IL, 60466
PK-02
Barack Obama Sch Of Leadership And Stem
401 Concord Dr
Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
04-08
Blackhawk Primary Center
130 Blackhawk Dr
Park Forest, IL, 60466
KG-03
Mohawk Primary Center
301 Mohawk St
Park Forest, IL, 60466
KG-03
Michelle Obama Sch Of Technology And The Arts
215 Wilson St
Park Forest, IL, 60466
04-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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STEGER SD 194


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

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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
Columbia Central School
94 Richton Rd
Steger, IL, 60475
06-08
Eastview Elem School
3411 Hopkins St
Steger, IL, 60475
KG-05
Parkview Elem School
100 Richton Rd
Steger, IL, 60475
KG-05
Saukview Elem School
3341 Miller Ave
South Chicago Heights, IL, 60411
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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