B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  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
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$917
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    100
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    461
    525
  • Theft
    1,448
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    139
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,355
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Berwyn Reviews

85 reviews
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I am originally from Oak Park, IL and moved to Berwyn (which borders Oak Park to the South) the I was 15 years old. This place is great! It's more like the city than a suburb...it is filled with historic Chicago brick bungalows which line each street up and down. The people are down-to-earth and friendly, and it is very diverse. The homes are affordable. Families are everywhere, and you'll always find kids playing ball in the alley or cursing in the park on their bikes. There is Metra, buses and the CTA blue Line, so its convenient to public transportation. You don't have to have a car. Now that Berwyn has a Starbucks, we've got it all!
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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!
I love the fact that Berwyn is an interesting, good looking town. It always has activities going on, and friendly people are always out doing things. The stores and restaurants around here are just amazing. Berwyn is rated top 5 on a lot of food critic lists for taco places. Overall, Berwyn is just awesome and the landscaping of the town is what really makes you feel at home. I wouldn't want anything to change besides more residents.