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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Glencoe is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 8,919. Glencoe is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Glencoe offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Glencoe there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Glencoe tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Glencoe are highly rated.
About Glencoe...
Population
8,919

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$918,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,517
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Glencoe 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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    123.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    461.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    51%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    8%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Glencoe

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$209,143
National
$55,322
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Glencoe Reviews

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Glencoe is not a town I would recommend to anyone. I am a previous long-time resident. As another review said, pretentious is a good way to describe it. Many residents are flashy, entitled, self-centered, out of touch, need everyone to know how much money they have. I can count on one hand the people I met who were genuine or authentic. Many residents don’t mow their own lawns or clean their own house or raise their own kids. These values didn’t align with my family’s so we moved out of the area. It just didn’t feel like a homey, welcoming community. In addition, I was disappointed with the public schools, especially given their “elite” status. On a positive note, the town is beautiful and near the lake.
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Very pretentious, new-rich and toxic place. We were fooled by the idyllic imagery of the town when we relocated from out of state (CA) within a rushed time period. We hoped for a well connected community with friendly people to raise our family. The reality....Majority (not all) of residents are rude, egocentric elites.... 'racing through stop signs' (rules don't apply to me..'don't you know who I AM'?? attitudes), outsourcing everything, including their kids raised by nannies and staff. 99% of kids shipped off to 'all summer' camps/ Ghost town during Summer/Holidays Don't expect to know or ever interact with neighbors unless it involves a recommendation for service staff or a complaint. We've learned that not all of the North Shore villages are this way, thank goodness for them! The one thing these "haves" DON"T seem to "have" is manners, kindness, gratitude or joy. If you are seeking neighbors with these attributes, we suggest you try a different town.
There is a nice sense of community in Glencoe. People look out for each other and come together whenever tragedy strikes one of their neighbors. The schools are top-notch, too. My children received an excellent education.