Lakeview West median real estate price is $881,118, which is more expensive than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 92.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Lakeview West is currently $2,964, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.
Lakeview West is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.
Lakeview West real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Lakeview West neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
In Lakeview West, the current vacancy rate is 2.7%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 83.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lakeview West is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 Chicago, the Lakeview West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Lakeview West neighborhood is wealthier than 98.5% 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, Lakeview West also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.
In addition, 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 88.7% of the adults living in the Lakeview West neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Lakeview West neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.5% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
The Lakeview West neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 74.1% 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.
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 20.9% of the Lakeview West neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.1% of America's neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Lakeview West neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 3.4% have Croatian ancestry.
Lakeview West is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Lakeview West neighborhood in Chicago 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 98.5% 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.
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 Lakeview West neighborhood, 74.1% 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 12.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.9%), and 5.6% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Lakeview West neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Langs. of India.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Lakeview West neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.5%), and residents who report Asian roots (11.6%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (9.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.0%), among others. In addition, 12.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Lakeview West neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (42.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (20.9%) and 7.2% 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.