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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,333
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Channahon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    8
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    48
    500
  • Theft
    214
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,957
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Nature abounds in Channahon, with three rivers, several parks, the I & M corridor, and historical Native American burial mounds, etc. Excellent police force that diligently enforces the law, to ensure practically no crime! Property taxes are unusually high, primarily due to the local schools' budgets and spending, and the cost of teachers' and staffs' generous salaries, benefits, and pension funds. Numerous chemical factories cause frequent offensive odors in the air, throughout the entire village. Cellular phones DO NOT work well in some neighborhoods, due to very restrictive village tower regulations. There are many cell phone DEAD ZONES throughout Channahon, and very limited choice of carriers. Only one major supermarket, and the usual fast food franchises, with a few stand alone retail, and service businesses and dining venues.
Weather is cold, icy and snow in Winter, hot and humid in Summer, with beautiful ( but too short) Springs and Autumns.
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Having grown up in Channahon, I really do love this little town. It's located off of I-55 and is an hour's drive to Chicago, making it really accessible. The town has continued to grow since my family moved here in '98. The roads are being widened and more stoplights are being added for safety and accessibility. One of the cons of this infrastructure change is the added truck traffic, as a large warehouse is being build in the town. The benefits of this town's growth are new businesses, which make it easier to stay in town for needs and recreation, such as restaurants, banks, a grocery store, and gyms. We also have our own state park. In Channahon, which means "Meeting of the Waters," the DuPage, Kankakee, and Des Plaines rivers intersect where the I & M Canal lies. There is also McKinley Woods and Moose Island which are great places to walk. There are also many of blue collar jobs, as there are many factories, plants, and warehouses in the area, including the Exxon Mobil Refinery.
Channahon has a great school system and a safe neighborhoods to raise a family. We are on the smaller side, but in my opinion that's a great thing! Everyone is every friendly and kind to one another. We have some great hidden gems in our town, such as a few restaurants and other attractions. It has a good balance between country and modern homes, as well as people. this is a great place to raise a family or to live in general!