Top 10 Best Jobs in America's Richest Cities: Kenilworth, Illinois
The Second Richest American Town
Kenilworth is a famous name in and around Chicago and its various suburbs. Incredibly, the Village of Kenilworth to the north has had access to multiple thousands of jobs since 2011. Part of this is explained by the fact that this upscale community is only about 16 miles north of Downtown Chicago. it is also explained in part by the surge in trucking industry jobs in America 2014 - 2017.
A total of eight communities have emerged on Lake Michigan near Chicago, on what is locally called the North Shore.
Kenilworth is one of the newest of the eight or nine North Shore upscale communities (depending on media sources), but is the 2nd richest place in America, right after Westlake, Texas. It is likely so successful because it is officially a planned community. Many of these communities are wealthy, because they are backed by talented developers in partnership with government and local business enterprises.
This planned community is different in that it was originated back in 1889 with Joseph Sears, and incorporated about 1896. A colleague of the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed many homes in the village and other installations emerged (see photo below). Planning and implementation of improvements have continued across the centuries.
The Village is home to limited commercial businesses, single-family dwellings, and rental properties. Affordable housing is part of the mix as well. Local leaders promised in 2003 to raise the proportion of affordable housing units from 0.40% of total dwellings in 2003 to a full 10.0% of dwellings.
Since the land area covered by the Village is just over 1/2 square mile, redevelopment of properties is seen as the way to produce additional affordable housing as well as some new businesses and recreational areas. Thus, redevelopment can be beneficial in upscale communities, just as it is in closer to national-average income producing cities and towns.
Another part of redevelopment is the emergence of a district within the Village where homes and other buildings are in process of registration for the National Record of Historic Places.
Other Recognition Lists
Bloomberg BusinessWeek places Kenilworth as the Number Four Wealthiest Town in America after looking at residents' average net income ( $334,634) and average net worth ($1,619,702) for the 3rd Quarter of 2008. At this writing several years later, these averages are still high.
Zillow Real Estate and Reviews
A newer resource for finding and reviewing community information is Zillow.com, which offers public records information about property lots, homes and their owners, and mortgages around the country. Their page is at Zillow-Kenilworth, although the information differs somewhat form the Village website and local news media records.
It is interesting that Zillow reports that only 10% of the adults ages 18+ of the Village have not attended college and 50% have graduate degrees. This leads to the higher-than-national-average incomes.
Prairie Architecture: Kenilworth Club, 1907
- Kenilworth Historical Society
The Kenilworth Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving and presenting Kenilworth, Illinois history and architecture through its museum and research center.
Prairie Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright
Greenspace and Parks System
The park system in Kenilworth is upscale and well maintained with a number of parks and a youth sports program. Scouting is a popular activity among families in Kenilworth as well.
A summer camp is offered for 6 weeks each year between June and July and leadership training is offered youth ages 13 through 15 as Counselors-In-Training. Youth sports include basketball and T-ball, while other sports are offered to individuals and families in a sailing club, football, soccer, and baseball.
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- Northbrook Court
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Flute: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Economic and Job Growth
The Village of Kenilworth is one of the northern suburbs of Chicago, with over 105,000 job openings listed on average nearby throughout 2015 - 2016. Professional Truck Driving has skyrocketed with new jobs in this area, because Chicago is a transport hub and the Untied States is experiencing a long tern expansion in trucking and freight business. Some of this is related to oil and natural gas delivery from North Dakota.
Job openings are listed in nearby Chicago, Schaumburg. Deerfield, Oak Brook, and Northbrook, as well as in other nearby suburbs and the range of communities up and down the North Shore. Job vacancies 10 miles of the Village are involved heavily in Trucking & Freight, Food Distribution, Retail Groceries, and Healthcare. In a larger radius, we find many additional jobs in Information Technology and Trucking, with a cluster of Healthcare positions as well.
Trucking Companies are Hiring in Droves
These companies seek new workers in the Kenilworth-Chicago Area:
- USA Truck
- Rushmore Transportation
- Roehl Transport
- Hogan Transportation
- CRST Expedited Trucking
- Gordon Trucking
Top Hiring Companies
- Promed Personnel
- JPMorgan Chase
- Columbia University
- Supplemental Health Care
- Ernst & Young
- Wyzant Tutoring
- Advocate Health Care Network
- University of Chicago
- HCR Manorcare
- Resurrection Health Care
- American Mobile Health
- Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- Ajilon Professional Staffing
- Bank Of America Allstate
- Brookdale Senior Living
Top 10 Hot Jobs
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Project Managers
- Sales Representatives
- Business Analysts
- Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Dental Assistants
- Administrative Assistants
- Customer Service Representatives (CSRs)
- Account Managers
Additional High Demand Jobs
- Financial Analysts
- Account Executives
- Java Developers
- Event Specialists
- Senior Accountants
- General Dentists
- Barista Jobs - Full-time and part-time jobs
Top Colleges and Universities For Job Training
Kenilworth Apartments: Oak Park
America's Richest Places
Reference for "richness": Data provided by the US Census Bureau, based on median household incomes found in surveys administered 2005 - 2009 and further to 2012.
© 2011 Patty Inglish MS