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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  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-
Long Grove is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 7,978. Long Grove is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Long Grove offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Long Grove there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Residents of Long Grove tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Long Grove are highly rated.
About Long Grove...
Population
7,978

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$657,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,688
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    1%
  • Own
    99%
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Long Grove 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Long Grove

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$208,250
National
$55,322
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Long Grove Reviews

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Love this place! It's so friendly and the people are always willing to help you out! The parks are beautiful and the schools have the best teachers. We love the fact that the commute is easy and the police regularly patrol the area. We feel safe here. It's also affordable to find homes that fit your needs. There are many new neighborhoods that are affordable too!
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We've lived in Long Grove for 10+ years and love it. The large lots, forest and great conservation areas make it feel so private and pastoral, yet it's close to everything with good train service into the city on two different lines. And the best high school in the state (Adlai Stevenson) in my opinion! Downtown LG (meaning the village proper) took a hit in the recession but it is coming back with several new restaurants and businesses now open. Still very atmospheric and New-Englandy.
Long Grove is a precious little suburb outside of Chicago. The down town area has been mostly conserved from what remained as of decades ago. This includes an old mill farm now turned into a bakery, a historic covered bridge, and cobblestone brick sidewalks that haven't been touched since they were first played down. In addition, the town hosts four festivals every year including chocolate fest and apple fest which brings the town to life and the streets flood with people. As for the people in the town, the town is also filled with the friendliest shop owners that one could ask for. They are your typical small town retailers who know all the regulars by name and never fail to greet you with a smile. This said, the only reason I cannot give five stars is due to the fact that new owners are beginning to disrupt this "old time" town and modernize it. By inserting slot machines into a classic town tavern, they are slowly disrupting the image.