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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Arlington Heights is a town in Illinois with a population of 75,911. Arlington Heights is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Arlington Heights offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Arlington Heights there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Arlington Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Arlington Heights are highly rated.
About Arlington Heights...
Population
75,911

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$340,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,260
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Arlington Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    15.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    89.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    706.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Arlington Heights

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,790
National
$55,322
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I think it has great school systems. I've been living here and have gone to Rolling Meadows High School (District 214) and it was full of amazing teachers, amazing academic and sports programs. Arlington Heights downtown is also known as a transit-orientated development meaning it was thoughtfully planned to be pedestrian friendly. It provides walkable and biking access to local businesses, restaurants, and other stores to the residing community members. It also has the Metra (commuter rail) in the middle of the downtown area to provide residents connection to other municipalities along the Union Pacific Northwest Line such as Mt. Prospect, Des Plaines, Jefferson Park, and the City of Chicago. I love that I have the option and capability to take the Metra because I am a public transportation enthusiast and aim to reduce my carbon footprint my driving less so having that service in Arlington Heights makes me very grateful and happy to live in Arlington Heights.
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Great town! Love the cute downtown area with shops, restaurants, and bars! A lot of opportunities for fun family outings. Farmers Market, festivals, fun night life for the suburbs. Awesome places to eat for date nights. Schools are the best in the area. Overall great place for families and singles.
I love this town! It is a very tight knit community where everyone knows everyone. I would love to see some improvements in safety though. There are some neighborhoods that tend to see more crimes and issues thqn others. I think this needs to be adressed to help create a more safe atmosphere for all the children and families of this area. Overall though, very nice community with a variety of shops and restaurants and highly ranked schools.