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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
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Glendale Heights is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 34,280. Glendale Heights is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Glendale Heights offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Glendale Heights there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Glendale Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Glendale Heights are highly rated.
About Glendale Heights...
Population
34,280

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$179,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,218
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Glendale Heights 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
    17.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    94
    500.1
  • Theft
    975.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Glendale Heights

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,756
National
$55,322
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Glendale Heights Reviews

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Glendale Heights is a village in DuPage County in suburban Chicago. It's a wonderful place to be because of the diverse culture and various people there. As a result of its size, the communtiy is very close-knit, safe, and a has a healthy enviroment. I've been living here for the past eleven years and I can truly say that this is a great place to be! The library, sports hub, and police department have events often that help the kids in the area learn about new and fascinating things. The school districts are great too.
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I’ve lived in Glendale Heights, IL my entire life until I have recently moved into Hanover Park, IL. My experience in this city is pretty average, the cost of living here is pretty substandard in comparison to nearby cities such as Carol Stream and Bloomingdale. As far as diversity goes, there’s a pretty high rate of minorities, considering the fact there’s been an influx of minorities in recent years. Glendale Heights is generally safe; however, 5 years ago there was an incident with vandalism on someone’s property, drug dealing has been occurring issue, and theft. The schools children are sent to here are poor as well.
I’ve been in Glendale heights since I was six years old. To think back on the years, I’ve only comes to find out that this place is my home. The best part about where I live is there are so many stores. Target, Walmart, Jewel, etc. During the summertime you can go get a nice refreshment at Tommy’s. A nice hotdog joint. From where I live , It’s only a 7 min walk. Glendale Heights is a beautiful mellow town. If there’s one thing I would change, It would be nothing. This is my home. And I love it here.