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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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+
Melrose Park is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 25,311. Melrose Park is in Cook County. Living in Melrose Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Melrose Park there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Melrose Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Melrose Park...
Population
25,311

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$970
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Melrose Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    68.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    265.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    796.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    213.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%

Working in Melrose Park

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,647
National
$55,322
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I’ve lived my whole life in Melrose Park and there’s plenty of things I enjoy about it! Growing up, the streets have always been safe enough to go out for a bike ride or run! I enjoy how there are plenty of churches around and 3 public schools for elementary-middle schoolers making it easily accessible! The best part about it, i would say, is the diversity in food! There are plenty of places to hang out with family in friends being: a movie theatre, parks, the village, restaurants, ice cream shops, a plaza, arcades. Once a year they have 2 huge festivals involving italian culture and hispanic culture with doors open to everyone and anyone! I’ve really enjoyed growing up here and I'm very grateful.
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Lived here all my life. Safe and friendly neighborhood were everything is locally accessible. Everyone pretty much knows everyone and the school systems are good with amazing staff. Super diverse, amazing cuisines, music, and entertainment. Everyone around here is involved in some type of sport like baseball, football, and soccer.
Melrose Park is an overall safe community. The neighborhoods are very quiet for the most part and there are a few parks where many of the kids are able to walk to. Elementary and middle schools are in walking distance. The closest high school is Proviso East which is in Maywood, a different city.