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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Electric Park / Windfield Meadows median real estate price is $214,311, which is more expensive than 36.7% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 26.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Electric Park / Windfield Meadows is currently $1,546, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.0% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Electric Park / Windfield Meadows is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sycamore, Illinois.

Electric Park / Windfield Meadows 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 Electric Park / Windfield Meadows neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.8% in Electric Park / Windfield Meadows. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 49.2% 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 Sycamore, the Electric Park / Windfield Meadows neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

The Electric Park / Windfield Meadows neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 95.8% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Electric Park / Windfield Meadows neighborhood has more Danish and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 0.7% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

Electric Park / Windfield Meadows is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Electric Park / Windfield Meadows neighborhood in Sycamore are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Electric Park / Windfield Meadows neighborhood, 29.3% 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 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (25.2%), and 20.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Electric Park / Windfield Meadows neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.3%).

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 Electric Park / Windfield Meadows neighborhood in Sycamore, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (31.4%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (9.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.4%), 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 Electric Park / Windfield Meadows neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (85.3%) 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 (7.5%) . 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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