Tower Lakes is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 1,264 people and just one neighborhood, Tower Lakes is the 586th largest community in Illinois.
Real Estate Prices
Tower Lakes home prices are not only among the most expensive in Illinois, but Tower Lakes real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Tower Lakes is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 94.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tower Lakes is a village of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tower Lakes who work in sales jobs (21.15%), management occupations (21.00%) and office and administrative support (12.60%).
Also of interest is that Tower Lakes has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Tower Lakes is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Tower Lakes is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Tower Lakes’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Tower Lakes is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Tower Lakes, the average commute to work is 38.16 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small village, Tower Lakes has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.