W 60th St / S Springfield Ave median real estate price is $232,748, which is more expensive than 49.9% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 35.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in W 60th St / S Springfield Ave is currently $1,451, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 63.4% of Illinois neighborhoods.
W 60th St / S Springfield Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.
W 60th St / S Springfield Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the W 60th St / S Springfield Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Real estate vacancies in W 60th St / S Springfield Ave are 3.5%, which is lower than one will find in 78.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in W 60th St / S Springfield Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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.
Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the W 60th St / S Springfield Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 34.5% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In the W 60th St / S Springfield Ave neighborhood, 11.0% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the W 60th St / S Springfield Ave neighborhood has more Romanian and Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 81.0% have Mexican ancestry.
W 60th St / S Springfield Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 79.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the W 60th St / S Springfield Ave neighborhood in Chicago are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 68.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 5.2% 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 64.5% of America's neighborhoods.
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 W 60th St / S Springfield Ave neighborhood, 32.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (23.5%), and 14.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the W 60th St / S Springfield Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 79.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Polish.
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 W 60th St / S Springfield Ave neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (81.0%). There are also a number of people of Romanian ancestry (2.4%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (1.8%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (1.8%), along with some South American ancestry residents (1.4%), among others. In addition, 38.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 W 60th St / S Springfield Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (35.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (55.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (16.4%) and 11.0% of residents also take the train 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.