More than a quarter of Elmwood Park's population is foreign-born, and 42% of the village's population over the age of 5 speaks a language other than English at home.
One of the reasons for Elmwood Park's popularity with immigrants to the United States is the wide variety of its multi-family housing stock. Two- to 4-flat buildings, in particular, provide a way to gain a toehold in the suburbs while building equity and having tenants defray part of the costs. It's also common for 2- and 3-flats to house different generations of an extended family.
The lowest-priced 2-flat currently listed in Elmwood Park is at 2506 N 74th Ct, a few short blocks from the Metra. The property is described as being in great condition with a top-floor owner's unit with a master suite and granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, which is pictured above.