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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Grayslake is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 21,168. Grayslake is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Grayslake offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Grayslake there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Grayslake and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Grayslake are highly rated.
About Grayslake...
Population
21,168

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Grayslake 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
    90.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    133.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    639.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Grayslake

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,861
National
$55,322

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Grayslake Reviews

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I moved into Grayslake when I was 9, into the third grade. It is a family oriented neighborhood in which I always felt safe and had plenty of space to play and a community of children. Halloween was the best holiday because the neighbors all come out and give the best candy and decorate their homes to the max. The is one neighbor that throws a party for the entire subdivision every year. My parents threw me the best birthday parties. They enjoy Grayslake because it fulfilled their dream of obtaining "the house with the white picket fence." They were born and raised in the city and dreamed of raising their family in a safe and free environment. The schools were a top priority and I received a great education in the Grayslake school districts. It is a neighborhood I would raise my own family!
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Up and coming town! Restaurants are coming in left and right. The schools are amazing and it has that small town movie set feel. I grow up in Libertyville and would chose Grayslake over Libertyville again Ana’s again. The people are great. And we have the best parks and events.
Small quite community. Friendly people and good schools. No public transportation. Shopping nearby, close to Gurnee mills and Vernon hills. Close to Metra so easily access to go to downtown Chicago. Walmart and Mieyers close vicinity for grocery shopping,