Park Ridge, IL (W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave)




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About Park Ridge, IL (W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave median real estate price is $593,420, which is more expensive than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 91.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave is currently $1,553, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.9% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Park Ridge, Illinois.

W Oakton St / N Prospect 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 apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave are 6.6%, which is lower than one will find in 65.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Park Ridge, the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood has more Ukrainian and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 1.4% have Belgian ancestry.

W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% 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 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.0% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students, highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

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 33.4% 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 96.3% 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: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood. More residents of the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.7% 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: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 65.0% of the workforce in the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.5% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 13.1% of the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.0% 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 W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood in Park Ridge 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 92.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.4% 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 88.7% 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 W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood, 65.0% 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 18.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.0%), and 5.9% 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 W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood in Park Ridge, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (21.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (20.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (14.3%), along with some Ukrainian ancestry residents (6.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.5%).

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 W Oakton St / N Prospect Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (33.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (78.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (13.1%) and 5.1% 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 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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Park Ridge 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Park Ridge 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 18 Condition Alerts found.

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MAINE TOWNSHIP HSD 207


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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
Alternative Resource Center Arc
1111 S Dee Rd
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
09-12
Maine South High School
1111 S Dee Rd
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
09-12
Maine West High School
1755 S Wolf Rd
Des Plaines, IL, 60018
09-12
Maine East High School
2601 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
09-12

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PARK RIDGE CCSD 64


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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
Eugene Field Elem School
707 Wisner St
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
KG-05
Jefferson School
8200 W Greendale Ave
Niles, IL, 60714
PK-KG
Franklin Elementary School
2401 Manor Ln
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
KG-05
George B Carpenter Elem School
300 N Hamlin Ave
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
KG-05
Theodore Roosevelt Elem School
1001 S Fairview Ave
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
KG-05
Lincoln Middle School
200 S Lincoln Ave
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
06-08
George Washington Elem School
1500 Stewart Ave
Park Ridge, IL, 60068
KG-05
Emerson Middle School
8101 N Cumberland Ave
Niles, IL, 60714
06-08

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