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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Lake Zurich is a suburb of Elgin with a population of 19,983. Lake Zurich is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Lake Zurich offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Zurich there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Lake Zurich and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Zurich are highly rated.
About Lake Zurich...
Population
19,983

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,435
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Lake Zurich 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
    25
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    84.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,479.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    20
    284

Residents

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

Working in Lake Zurich

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$111,651
National
$55,322

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Lake Zurich Reviews

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Throughout my involvment in high school activites, I have been given the opportunity to volunteer in my community. When dedicating my time at the local food pantry or at the district summer school program, I am able to experience the sense of community that is Lake Zurich. Members of my town look out for eachother and are willing to lend a hand to anyone who is in need. Whether it is cooking a meal for a neighbor who has been going through a hard time or simply waving to a passing pedestrian, in my town I have witnessed traits of universal compassion and empathy.
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The town as a whole is pretty good. I grew up here and I was neutral about it. The downtown is not developed as much as I would like, but hopefully that will change in the future. I like the local pool a lot and the local library is fantastic!! There are a lot of fast food restaurants and it would be nice to have more restaurants that are not fast food. Overall though, it is a pretty good town where I have met some nice people.
I have lived here for 30 years. It is the perfect blend of country and suburban life. I can turn right out of my Subdivision and go down to the Cuba Marsh and forest preserves. I can head east on 12 and I'm 2 miles from Deer park Mall, 8 minutes from route 53, 17 minutes from Woodfield Mall, 25 minutes from O'Hare Airport, 10 minutes to the Barrington train station to go downtown. I am surrounded by the some of the best Suburbs in Illinois including Barrington, Kilder, Deerpark, Long Grove and Hawthorn Woods. The schools are top rated and there are restaurants everywhere. I have never called the police in 30 years or have I even seen a crime. Housing is affordable and I love living here.