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  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
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  12. Commute
    B+
Grayslake is a suburb of Elgin 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 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
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
    48
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    24
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    134.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    835.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.8
    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.
I loved growing up here and it is between Chicago and Milwaukee so there is a lot to do! The school system is great and so is the community. There are several different fitness studios so you can find one that appeals to your goals. The downtown are is nice. Recently there are more restaurants to go to. Fred's diner is a must, good greasy breakfast, but be sure there is a toilet near by to relieve yourself after. The Freeze is by far my favorite ice cream spot it is cheap and delicious. They also have pup cups so your dog can get a delicious treat as well. Emil's has awesome pizza! Center Cut is new and has a city vibe and the chef used to run a fancy place downtown. You get the city feel and food without breaking the bank account. The sports teams are awesome as well!