54 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,453
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%

Algonquin Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    3
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    82
    525
  • Theft
    1,233
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$97,839
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Algonquin Reviews

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I've lived in Algonquin my entire life and I've never had any issues. Police are patrolling often and there is little crime besides a few teenagers getting out of hand every once and awhile, usually during the summer months or close to homecoming or prom. It's near a lot of chain restaurants and stores, while also have independent businesses downtown. The only thing I would change is to update the downtown area. It's not very large to begin with, and there aren't a lot of businesses open anymore besides a few restaurants and bars. If we focus on revamping the downtown area, I think Algonquin could go from good to great.
The Village of Algonquin is a growing suburban area located on the Fox River. Personally, I love the outdoors and the Algonquin area has so much to offer in that area. There's a nearby bike trial that continues for miles in both directions, there are some scattered nature preserves and hearty forests as well. Besides nature, Algonquin offers this long chain of well known stores off of Randall Road, so there's always something to do around here. Algonquin is my home, and this is the place I'd choose to live over and over again. It's not as glamorous as the city but it does come pretty close to it, in terms of things to do and the growing residence.
Algonquin is a friendly place with a lot of locally owned businesses, but there is still plenty of room for growth. Over the past few years the city has grown tremendously, but still remains relatively small.