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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave median real estate price is $128,956, which is less expensive than 81.8% of Illinois neighborhoods and 88.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave is currently $1,558, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 63.3% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Springfield, Illinois.

Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave 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 8.2% in Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 48.5% 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 Springfield, the Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 96.8% of all American neighborhoods.

People

With more than 1.7% of residents living with a same sex partner, Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave neighborhood has more British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave neighborhood in Springfield are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.8% 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 57.1% 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 Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave neighborhood, 39.3% 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 27.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.0%), and 16.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.2%).

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 Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave neighborhood in Springfield, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (17.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.3%), and residents who report English roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.8%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (2.5%), 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 Outer Park Dr / S Whittier Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (72.8%) 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 (14.3%) . 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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