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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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+
Elk Grove Village is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 33,180. Elk Grove Village is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Elk Grove Village offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Elk Grove Village there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Elk Grove Village and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Elk Grove Village are highly rated.
About Elk Grove Village...
Population
33,180

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,146
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    33.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    107
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,194.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Elk Grove Village

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,214
National
$55,322
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Elk Grove Village Reviews

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Elk Grove is a nice suburban community. Its school system is highly ranked and it is affordable. It is a safe community that is home to the largest industrial park in the United States. This provides many job opportunities for the village's civilians. However, it does not have much nightlife since it is a more family-focused village. It does in return have a variety of certain mom's and pop's food spots that are both tasty and unique to the area. Elk Grove really is the exceptional community. The village has many different activities that are available. There is Busse Woods that is readily available for anyone looking for an escape into nature. There is also a bowling alley, a movie theatre, and top golf very close by for anyone looking for more of an enclosed recreation.
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I grew up here and returned here. It is one of the most central locations to anywhere in the Chicago area. Crime is super low. Neighbors are friendly. Schools are among the best in the state. Elk Grove Village shares Schaumburg library, one of the best in the state. Lots of parks and Forest Preserves for outdoor hiking/biking/walking. The park district offers tons of amenities. Close to shopping for almost any store you could think of. Great restaurants! A 4 star comedy club at Woodfield. Nightlife is SUBURBAN, not urban so that means local bars for music but little in the way of "clubs." Downside is high cook county taxes & state of IL finances, so it is one area that hasn't rebounded to pre 2008 real estate values. The weather has been phenomenal this year with a mild winter and cool summer due to climate change- but in general it is hot and humid in the summer, freezing below zero with sleet and snow in the winter most of my life.
I love that Elk Grove Village is a lively suburb with plenty of green spaces, quality homes and shopping all very close, yet it has a medium/small town feel. People are friendly and you have some of your local favorite spots like any typical small town, but you are also close to many modern conveniences such as Woodfield Mall with almost all of the major stores. Basically you can have a quiet home and neighborhood with 10 minute drive to anything you need. I know it is not small compared to some farm towns, but it is a quality Chicago suburb only about 45 minutes away from one of the greatest cities in the world as well. To me, it could not get much better than that.