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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Bolingbrook is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 74,548. Bolingbrook is in Will County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Bolingbrook offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bolingbrook there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bolingbrook and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bolingbrook are highly rated.
About Bolingbrook...
Population
74,548

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$209,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,305
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Bolingbrook Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    92.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    797.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    93.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Bolingbrook

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$83,419
National
$55,322
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I have lived in Bolingbrook pretty much my entire life, almost. I am currently 20 years old now. It has a very homey feeling to it, but that might be personal bias. There is a lot to do, depending on what you are looking for. There's plenty of parks for kids, plenty of food options to pick from, and lots of shopping places from the promenade with friends to grocery shopping for essentials! I feel well connected to surrounding areas and don't feel too "closed off", as Bolingbrook is pretty close to anything you would need.
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I have been living in Bolingbrook for 13 years now and my experience has been nothing but wonderful. I absolutely love the immense diversity and a neighborly sense in town.

Bolingbrook offers a very family friendly atmosphere. Children are safe playing outside and with many playgrounds around town they are guaranteed fun.

The school district and Bolingbrook High School are sometimes thought to have a bad reputation but I completely disagree. Bolingbrook High School offers a diverse place with quality education. Their sports teams are good and it also boasts its first Olympian in the Rio Olympics!

Entertainment and dining is very accessible. There are a variety of restaurants that offer diverse food. The Promenade Mall also provides a great place to shop.

Overall, Bolingbrook has been a wonderful place to live and grow and has come a long way. It now offers a state of the art library, shopping mall, and aquatic complex. I am certain it will continue to grow with years to come.
I love how Bolingbrook is family- friendly. All events in this town are meant for families to get together and have a good time! Bolingbrook is basically a family, when people are going through hard times, your neighbors are there to help you. You will never feel left out or alone.