21st St / S Central Ave median real estate price is $323,414, which is more expensive than 67.1% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 50.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in 21st St / S Central Ave is currently $1,711, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 52.8% of Illinois neighborhoods.
21st St / S Central Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Cicero, Illinois.
21st St / S Central Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in 21st St / S Central Ave are 5.7%, which is lower than one will find in 63.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in 21st St / S Central 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.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
One of the really interesting characteristics about the 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.1% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Illinois.
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, 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 21st St / S Central 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 49.3% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 71.6% of the residential real estate in the 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.7% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Did you know that the 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 86.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
21st St / S Central Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 89.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (42.3%) than are found in 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood in Cicero are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood, 41.4% 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 32.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.2%), and 11.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The most common language spoken in the 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 89.4% of households. Some people also speak English (10.2%).
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 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood in Cicero, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (86.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (5.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (3.9%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (3.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.5%), among others. In addition, 42.3% 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 21st St / S Central Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (72.5%) 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 (20.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.