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Real Estate Prices & Overview

El Vista median real estate price is $161,603, which is less expensive than 73.0% of Illinois neighborhoods and 82.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in El Vista is currently $1,177, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 84.8% of Illinois neighborhoods.

El Vista is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Peoria, Illinois.

El Vista real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the El Vista neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

El Vista has a 10.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 62.2% 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.

People

One of the most interesting things about the El Vista neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 50.8% 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 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the El Vista is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.9% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Illinois, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Illinois.

Diversity

Did you know that the El Vista neighborhood has more Eastern European and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 0.9% have Lebanese ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 El Vista neighborhood in Peoria are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 79.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 10.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 El Vista neighborhood, 39.9% 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 31.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.7%), and 7.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the El Vista neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.9%).

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 El Vista neighborhood in Peoria, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.8%), and residents who report English roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (6.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

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 El Vista neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (85.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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