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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$986
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    443
    264
  • Murder
    10
    5
  • Rape
    31
    37
  • Robbery
    115
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    553
    575
  • Theft
    1,496
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,316
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bellwood Reviews

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I have lived in Bellwood since I was two years old. Back in the day, I had so much fun going outside and playing with the kids around the neighborhood. The one thing I would change about Bellwood is the fact that we don't have any booming businesses like the surrounding neighborhood. I would like to see more businesses in Bellwood.
While Bellwood is family community there are still some dangerous areas . Bellwood is building the community and will become a great area for families soon. There are shopping areas nearby and food . Quick access to highways and main streets for travel.
Personally, the amount of things to do where I live is limited. Every day seems repetitive no matter what and I've always been the kind of person who would like to experience new things.