River Forest, IL (Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago)




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About River Forest, IL (Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago median real estate price is $672,266, which is more expensive than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 90.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago is currently $1,751, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.3% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in River Forest, Illinois.

Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago 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 Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.4% in Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 54.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 River Forest, the Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood, where 39.9% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, 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 Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 98.0% 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 Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and college students.

Also, 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 2.9% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood has more Croatian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 25.3% have Irish ancestry.

Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.9% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 16.8% of the Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.9% of America's neighborhoods.


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 Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood in River Forest 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 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.1% 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 83.4% 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 Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood, 58.8% 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 23.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.2%), and 7.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood in River Forest, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (25.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (16.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.6%).

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 Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (25.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (59.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (16.8%) and 13.9% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago 0.101011101001110
River Forest 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago 0.101011101001110
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Village Center / Concordia U-Chicago 0.101011101001110
River Forest 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 22 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

OAK PARK - RIVER FOREST SD 200


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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
Oak Park & River Forest High Sch
201 N Scoville Ave
Oak Park, IL, 60302
09-12

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RIVER FOREST SD 90


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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
Lincoln Elem School
511 Park Ave
River Forest, IL, 60305
PK-04
Roosevelt School
7560 Oak Ave
River Forest, IL, 60305
05-08
Willard Elem School
1250 Ashland Ave
River Forest, IL, 60305
PK-04

School District Enrollment By Group

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