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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Countryside is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 6,000. Countryside is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Countryside offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Countryside there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Countryside and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Countryside are highly rated.
About Countryside...
Population
6,000

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Countryside 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    16.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,125.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    201.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Countryside

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,892
National
$55,322

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Countryside Reviews

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I love our small town of Countryside, the police department is outstanding and host several events through out the year such as Cop on a Rooftop, and events with Chick Fil A. Countryside offers Concerts at the Park every summer, which is a free concert event for several weeks in the summer, several local food vendors are invited, and free giveaways are included as well.
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Countryside is near a lot of stores, restaurants, etc. and the people in the area appear to be nice which is a bonus. You can walk to different shopping areas and such. Finn Park is a nice place to hang out with a playground, tennis courts, a walking path, baseball fields, a skatepark, and so on. Plus, in the summer they have fun events at the park such as the concert in the park each week.
I like the small-town aspect of Countryside; I like that I know a lot of the people, and it's very family-oriented in my opinion. We just got a park down my street last year, and I think it was a great way to really bring the community and our neighborhood together!