Western Springs, IL (Wolf Rd / 51st St)




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About Western Springs, IL (Wolf Rd / 51st St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Wolf Rd / 51st St median real estate price is $532,271, which is more expensive than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 88.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Wolf Rd / 51st St is currently , based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Wolf Rd / 51st St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Western Springs, Illinois.

Wolf Rd / 51st St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Wolf Rd / 51st St, the current vacancy rate is 3.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 84.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Wolf Rd / 51st St is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Western Springs, the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood is wealthier than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Wolf Rd / 51st St also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Wolf Rd / 51st St is among the best neighborhoods for families in Illinois. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.8% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Illinois. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and active retirees.

Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 75.5% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Finally, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood may actually hold the key. 65.6% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 34.4% have Irish ancestry.

Wolf Rd / 51st St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Real estate in the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

In addition, the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 99.4% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 98.9% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 66.8% of the workforce in the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.


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 Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood in Western Springs are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood, 66.8% 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 18.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.0%), and 6.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood in Western Springs, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (34.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (22.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (15.2%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (9.9%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.6%).

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 Wolf Rd / 51st St neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (28.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (74.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (12.9%) and 7.7% 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

44 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Wolf Rd / 51st St 0.101011101001110
Western Springs 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84

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Wolf Rd / 51st St 0.101011101001110
Western Springs 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89

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Wolf Rd / 51st St 0.101011101001110
Western Springs 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

65 Vital Statistics. 29 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

LYONS TWP HSD 204


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Lyons Twp High School
100 S Brainard Ave
La Grange, IL, 60525
09-12

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WESTERN SPRINGS SD 101


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Mcclure Jr High School
4225 Wolf Rd
Western Springs, IL, 60558
06-08
John Laidlaw Elem School
4072 Forest Ave
Western Springs, IL, 60558
KG-05
Forest Hills Elem School
5020 Central Ave
Western Springs, IL, 60558
PK-05
Field Park Elem School
4335 Howard Ave
Western Springs, IL, 60558
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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LAGRANGE HIGHLANDS SD 106


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Highlands Middle School
1850 W Plainfield Rd
La Grange Highlan, IL, 60525
06-08
Highlands Elem School
5850 Laurel Ave
La Grange Highlan, IL, 60525
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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