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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$970
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    27
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    167
    525
  • Theft
    934
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,520
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bensenville Reviews

25 reviews
All Categories
I like that the neighborhood is overall safe, quiet, and family oriented. There are parks with a running path, grills, and gazebos available to enjoy with the family. There are grocery stores that are walking distance including a Mariano's, Jewel, and dollar tree. I particularly enjoy the centralized location of Bensenville because we are only about 20-30 minutes away from downtown Chicago, but we are also 5-10 minutes away from O'Hare airport. As a commuter student it is also ideal area because the metra is also walking distance. During the 4th of July, there is always a parade and the whole event is family oriented with flags and treats for kids. This is a great place to raise a family.
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Bensenville is a city of about 19k people, although there are things that may happen comparisons to Chicago as in violence and such, that happens everywhere and cannot be controlled. Extending the O'hare expansion the planes fly over about every 10 minutes, and is disruptive but disregarding that the city is well. Parks, and school and public transportation is at good distances. People aren't rude from my perspective, but I have lived there 25 years and haven;t had any issues
I have lived in Bensenville for my entire life. I feel there is a lot of diversity here and there are a lot of good people. The cops are friendly and work hard to keep everyone feeling safe. never have I been afraid to walk outside my house, down the street or at the local park. there are plenty small parks and playgrounds and many churches of different religions in Bensenville. It really is a family friendly and oriented town. I would like to see more volunteer opportunities throughout the town to get more people involved in our own society.