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About Sycamore, IL (Townsend Woods / River Edge)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Townsend Woods / River Edge median real estate price is $322,054, which is more expensive than 68.1% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 52.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Townsend Woods / River Edge is currently $1,637, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 45.6% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Townsend Woods / River Edge is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sycamore, Illinois.

Townsend Woods / River Edge real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Townsend Woods / River Edge, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Townsend Woods / River Edge is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood. A whopping 73.1% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 8.1% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're planning where to retire, the Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood in Sycamore is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in IL, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 88.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois. If you are considering retiring to Illinois, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 4.2% have Greek ancestry.

Townsend Woods / River Edge is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.8% 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 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood in Sycamore are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.2% 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 78.9% 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 Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood, 42.3% 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 33.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.4%), and 5.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.6% of households. Some people also speak Polish (7.8%).

The Neighbors: 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 Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood in Sycamore, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (36.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.7%), and residents who report Yugoslav roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.4%), among others.

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 Townsend Woods / River Edge neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (77.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also bicycle to get to work (8.1%) and 6.4% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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AGE OF Sycamore, IL (Townsend Woods / River Edge) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Kaneland Senior High School
47 W326 Keslinger Rd
Maple Park, IL 60151
09-12
Kaneland Harter Middle School
1601 N Esker Dr
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
06-08
Kaneland John Stewart Elem School
817 Prairie Valley St
Elburn, IL 60119
PK-05
South Prairie Elementary School
820 Borden Ave
Sycamore, IL 60178
PK-05
Sycamore High School
427 Spartan Trl
Sycamore, IL 60178
09-12
Sycamore Middle School
150 Maplewood Dr
Sycamore, IL 60178
06-08
North Grove Elementary School
850 Republic Ave
Sycamore, IL 60178
KG-05
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

KANELAND CUSD 302


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

(10 is best)

Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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SYCAMORE CUSD 427


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

(10 is best)

Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

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