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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Bradley is a town in Illinois with a population of 15,515. Bradley is in Kankakee County. Living in Bradley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bradley there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Bradley and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bradley are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$926
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    227.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    77.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    240.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,726.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Bradley

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,701
National
$55,322

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Bradley Reviews

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Bradley is a nice, quiet town with lots of community activities. The public schools have great teachers!
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There is a lot of growth happening all around the community. I would like to see more coming back from the local administrative authorities as far as giving back to community. I would like to see the local authorities staff the firehouse properly as there are not enough full time employees to properly man the fire department; so if me or my family needed a fire engine and an ambulance there is not enough staff to carry out the safety for the community. The experience with the schools has been great and wonderful. The teachers and administration has been so helpful with any situation, and are very easy to communicate with and are there for the students.
I'll try to talk about Brickstone Brewery from a guest's point of view. The restaurant/brewery has great beer specials throughout the week which brings the company a majority of their business. The beer is great! The food is also pretty good, but if you saw the cleanliness of the kitchen you wouldn't want to eat there. They definitely do not follow health code regulations, for example, no dates on any of the food on the prep line.

Grapes & Hops brings its own unique twist to a bar. It's like if a coffee shop only served wine and beer. It's very relaxing with a very comfortable at home feeling. The wine and craft beer selection is phenomenal! They also serve cheese platters. The owner is very nice as well.