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 Urbana,
the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood also stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
89.2% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood stands out within Illinois
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 5%
of college-friendly places to live in IL.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in S Lincoln Ave / W Green St choose to walk to work each day
(61.9%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St
neighborhood, analysis shows that 19.1% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Finally, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 7.0% of residents in
the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 98.7% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 69.6% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood has more
Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry.
S Lincoln Ave / W Green St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
21.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 98.2%, which is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Lincoln Ave / W Green St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 85.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.0% of all neighborhoods in America.