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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Crestwood is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 10,959. Crestwood is in Cook County. Living in Crestwood offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Crestwood there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Crestwood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Crestwood are above average.
About Crestwood...
Population
10,959

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$901
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crestwood 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Crestwood

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,909
National
$55,322

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Crestwood Reviews

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Crestwood is a place filled with horrible history, but it has a town where everything is nearby and people are generally nice. This place was once known as a mini-airport location for locals to fly and land their plane, but it has been converted into a mall plaza. This place was once the location where a couple of nuclear missiles were stored and ready during the Cold War era but has been long removed and away from the place. Crestwood during the early 90s was reported to have contaminated water supply from a well, and they have stopped using that water since being made public. Currently, there are multiple stoplight camera in almost every major intersection that causes a lot of issues for people.
Plagued by its bad history, this place has a lot of opportunities for shopping and other recreational use for people and families to enjoy. While it is trying to recover from its history, this place is always growing and trying to be a town that people will appreciate.
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The town of Crestwood has a lot of improvements to be made. The public schools are not safe to send children and the town has suffered drastically from the poisoned water scandal. A lot of residents, people I love and care about have gotten cancer and/or tumors from the water scandal in the past. I think politicians need to make the town feel safe again by taking initiatives to compensate the people emotionally to build trust. I believe in Crestwood and I think with the right leaders it can be rebranded, but it starts with trust and safety initiatives.
I love Crestwood, our taxes are reasonable. It is safe, we have nice quiet neighbors and lots of businesses nearby.