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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,031
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

Arlington Heights Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    273
  • Murder
    No Data
    6
  • Rape
    No Data
    41
  • Robbery
    No Data
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    525
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,179
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Arlington Heights Reviews

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In the early 2000s the area was relatively quiet, and most people moved here from the New York boroughs because the taxes were much lower, and with the economy stable everyone was happy. Then the economy crashed, the property and school taxes skyrocketed, and people are generally struggling to make ends meet which leads to crime and businesses closing.
My area is mainly populated with people that have moved from New York or New Jersey. The morals of my town have diminished and drugs and crime are a big part, whereas years ago, there was not many. It is a small town compared to others, but it is overpopulated due to the convenience of traveling to larger areas near by. I am positive other towns are better, but I have never got to experience life somewhere else, so this is my home. I hope the future for my town gets better. It is sad seeing homeless people on the street, abandoned buildings, and friends dying from drugs.
The property taxes are ridiculous but otherwise the neighborhood isn't too terrible, there's enough space for everyone.