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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Normal

We know our neighbors. The neighborhood is clean. The neighbors are friendly. We're next to a walking/biking trail. There's a small forest preserve across the street from us. I like seeing all the dogs on the walking path. Almost everybody on our street has a dog, and I love that!

There is nothing unique about my neighborhood. It's a very typical suburban neighborhood. It's close to a good supermarket and decent gym. I don't go out with family and friends in the neighborhood.

This is a very good question. I don't really a thorough answer right now. I'll get back to you later on that one.

It's a new home and I'm close to my parents home and brother and sister too. People are more likely to agree with me politically.

The neighborhood is very affordable for the quality of buildings, although they are small. It is also directly by several grocery stories, hotels, and restaurants, but you do not hearing or see these things from the home because of a great line of trees dividing!

Very close to uptown with bars and restaurants. Lots of grass and trees around. Also a trail that is nice to walk/run/bike

Who Lives Here

Normal Demographics

Education

High School

24%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

31%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

46%

3 people

23%

4 people

20%

5 people

8%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

45%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

8%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

17%

20-45

46%

45-65

18%

65+

11%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Normal?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24-$1350$2800$750
Jan '24-$1350$1650$750
Dec '23-$1350$1650$750
Nov '23-$1350$1650$750
Oct '23-$1350$620$750
Sep '23-$1350$620$750
Aug '23-$1350$620$750
Jul '23-$1350$620$750
Jun '23-$1100$620$750
May '23-$1100$620$750
Apr '23-$1100$620$750
Mar '23-$1100$620$750
Feb '23-$1100$620$750

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Normal

Normal Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

48%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

4%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4949

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 8 of 15 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 12 of 15 renters

Percentage: 5555

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 11 of 15 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Normal

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 82% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 63% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Normal serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 32% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 6% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Normal.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 76% more coffee shops than average
  3. 79% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Normal is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 40% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 9% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Normal.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. 50% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Normal.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 49% fewer gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Normal could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 11% more pet facilities than average
  3. 55% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Normal's access to medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 24% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 6% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Normal Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 15 of 15 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 15 of 15 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 13 of 15 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 13 of 15 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 12 of 15 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 12 of 15 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 12 of 15 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 11 of 15 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 11 of 15 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 11 of 15 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 10 of 15 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 15 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 9 of 15 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 9 of 15 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 8 of 15 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 8 of 15 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 9 of 15 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 12 of 15 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 13 of 15 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 13 of 15 renters

Normal Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Normal

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Normal, IL

The town of Normal, Illinois is home to slightly less than 54,000 people. Young adults aged 15-24 will feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals figure less prominently in the demographics. At an average age of just under 33, the city's residents skew notably younger than most cities in Illinois. Home ownership is more common than renting in Normal, and 44% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $962 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Each month, renters in Normal will pay around $89 less compared to the state average.

Among Normal residents over the age of 25, 15% possess a Bachelor's degree and 7% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are five primary industries in Normal: education, retail, finance, entertainment, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 40% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of just over $69K, Normal workers earn less than the average Illinois resident. Normal's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Normal residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (45%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.

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