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 Prospect Heights,
the E Palatine Rd / S Wolf Rd 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 E Palatine Rd / S Wolf Rd neighborhood has more
Lithuanian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 18.1% have Polish ancestry.
E Palatine Rd / S Wolf Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 15.9% 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 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 E Palatine Rd / S Wolf Rd
What is interesting to note, is that the E Palatine Rd / S Wolf Rd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(54.5%) than are found in 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
E Palatine Rd / S Wolf Rd neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 2.9% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Illinois.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the E Palatine Rd / S Wolf Rd neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
21.9% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the E Palatine Rd / S Wolf Rd 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 92.5% 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.
Furthermore, the real estate in the E Palatine Rd / S Wolf Rd 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, 66.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.0% of American neighborhoods.