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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$874
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Bourbonnais 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
    108
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    5
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    108
    1
  • Theft
    1,324
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,624
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Bourbonnais Reviews

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I moved to Bourbonnais from the La Grange area a couple of years ago as I wanted more openness, a larger home that cost less, lower property taxes and a nice lifestyle. I am happy to say I got all that with the move. It's a safe area, people are in general polite - it's nice to be in a grocery store and hear kids actually say "excuse me" if they step in front of you. I think people are less rushed here and have better values.

I live in Briarcliff Estates and it's a really nice neighborhood. Alot of new construction is going up within the next few miles north. With that happening, it's a good sign. Just about all the shopping you could want is out here. Except for Home Depot, which requires a drive to Frankfort. And there's no Trader Joe's. Other than that, no shortage of all the shopping you could want within ten minutes. Numerous good restaurants, too. My favorites are Brickstone and Beef O'Bradys.
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Bourbonnais is a beautiful college town rich in Christian heritage. There are many churches, shopping and restaurants within driving distance of the community's biggest university, Olivet Nazarene University. The community is warm and inviting with a park like feel to much of the community.
Bourbonnais is nice small town. Many local attractions to take in and experience. Fell like taking in some nature? Check out Perry Farm, The State Park or many other walking and hiking areas along the Kankakee River. Also there are many fine eateries in the neighborhood.