B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  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
$169,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$795
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    57
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    28
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    525
  • Theft
    1,650
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,822
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Burlington Reviews

15 reviews
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There are quite a few average/below average bars & restaurants. My impression of the bars are they are sleezy. However there is like one very good bar and one very good restaurant in the whole town imo. There are no chain restaurants like Panda Express, Noodles & Co., Chipotle, Panera Bread, etc. There also is no Starbucks! The closest Starbucks is in Lake Geneva. I'm not sure what people even do for 'nightlife' besides house parties with underage drinking...
Review Burlington
There isn't a variety of stores. There are a few good local businesses, but many are not nice. Everyone can get stuff at Walmart, which hurts the other businesses. Unlike Kenosha and Racine, there are no chain restaurants like Panda Express, Noodles & Company, or Starbucks. There also is no Target, but we have a small Kohl's. This sucks for teens and young adults. There isn't really much to do for younger people, so many people smoke weed and drink.... There are a lot of banks, salons, and bars. Not many of them high quality.
I've been able to grow up in a safe environment with friendly people, decent schools, and enough of my needs satisfied. The only thing I wish this place had was more interesting places to go and do things, sights to see, and more wildlife preserves to go visit. I'd like to have more places to practice my favorite hobbies outside, and that would require living in a larger city.