Wildwood median real estate price is $175,034, which is less expensive than 67.9% of Illinois neighborhoods and 78.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Wildwood is currently $1,184, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 81.5% of Illinois neighborhoods.
Wildwood is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Rock Island, Illinois.
Wildwood real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Wildwood neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in Wildwood are 5.1%, which is lower than one will find in 67.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Wildwood 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.
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 Rock Island, the Wildwood neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Wildwood neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Wildwood community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Did you know that the Wildwood neighborhood has more Belgian and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 7.5% have Swedish ancestry.
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 Wildwood neighborhood in Rock Island are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 72.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America'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 Wildwood neighborhood, 43.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.3%), and 16.0% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the Wildwood neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.3%).
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 Wildwood neighborhood in Rock Island, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (11.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (7.5%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (6.5%), among others.
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 Wildwood neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.0%) 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 (9.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.