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: Diversity
Did you know that the Irving Park neighborhood has more
English and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 7.0% have Scottish ancestry.
Irving Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak South Asian languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 78.4% of the adults living in the
Irving Park neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.6%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
In addition, 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 Irving Park neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 69.2% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 98.0% of the neighborhoods
Also, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Irving Park
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 98.0% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Irving Park
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students, highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.
Finally, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 4.7% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Irving Park neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Irving Park neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
96.3% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 65.3%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Irving Park
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Irving Park neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 59.3% 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 95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Irving Park neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 99.2% of neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, one way that the Irving Park neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Also of note, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Irving Park neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.9% of all American neighborhoods.