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Highwood
  • Suburb of Chicago, IL

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Highwood is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 5,310. Highwood is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Highwood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Highwood and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Highwood are highly rated.

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About Highwood...
Population
5,310

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$354,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,287
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    37.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    18.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    18.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    0
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    621.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    national  12%

Working in Highwood

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,388
National
$62,843

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