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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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 8,151. 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
8,151

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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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
    124
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    74.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    334.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,888.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    248
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Hillside

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,037
National
$55,322
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Hillside Reviews

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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.
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I've lived in different cities but nothing compares to Hillside. It's small and quiet and is actually my hometown so I'm really comfortable living here. I can easily walk to school or my local store with no issues.
Small, but nice town. I'd love to see a larger library or community center. They have really fun summer festivals and activities for families.