79 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$916
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Berwyn Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    19
    37
  • Robbery
    100
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    461
    575
  • Theft
    1,448
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    139
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,392
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Berwyn Reviews

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I have seen quite a but of good change in this area over the past 3 years. New businesses are opening up at an impressive rate and we even have a Starbucks now! 'Wire' is a very rad music venue, and Autre Monde is easily a 4 star restaurant. Property values are on the rise and I think they will continue to trend higher. The Berwyn Development Corp does a wonderful job promoting Berwyn on billboards throughout Chicago, and its working to draw new interest to the area. I like!
Berwyn is a calm and peaceful neighborhood, perfect to raise your children. I have lived in Berwyn since kindergarten and gone to public schools my entire education. I have gained the needed knowledge and experience from both the schools and neighborhood there. Berwyn allows you to feel safe and cost of living is not too high.
Growing up in Berwyn meant there were a lot of opportunities open to you, but not too many people pushing you to pursue them. Schools have plenty of options and tools to give you a good education, you just have to put forth the effort. It's a working class town where most people are always busy and there's a place for everyone.