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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Hillside is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 8,096. Hillside is in Cook County. Living in Hillside offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hillside there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Hillside and residents tend to be liberal.
About Hillside...
Population
8,096

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,109
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Hillside Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    226.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    88.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,029.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    176.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Hillside

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,551
National
$55,322
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I liked the small community Hillside provides, with the local shopping district and the humble neighborhood residents.
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I what I enjoyed growing up in Hillside was and STILL is the Diverse Resturants: Authentic Mexican/Puerto Rican, Urban (Joe's Ribs, Chicken and Fish), Subs, Pizza, Chinese, Burgers n Fry Joints are the best, very satisfying!!! There's a walk way which is called Prairie Path which extends as far as Villa Park/Downers Grove areas, this is cool because people walk their dogs, jog, run, walk, power walk, skate and ride bikes. The pathway is so therapeutic!!! The landscaping of the neighbors lawns, flower arrangements as well as bushes and trees breath taking. There is and open lot near a Car Store that can be filled with a Movie theater, lol, that's about it.
Hillside is a nice area to live in. Not much goes on, no chaos or anything. It is pretty quiet most of the time and the neighbors are friendly. I have not heard any bad things about it.