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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Avondale is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 37,368. Avondale is in Cook County. Living in Avondale offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Avondale there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Avondale and residents tend to be liberal.
About Avondale...
Population
37,368

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$298,260
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,061
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Avondale Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    362.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    5
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    209
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    380.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,316.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    415.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,955
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%
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I moved to Avondale 6 years ago. This neighborhood has grown tremendously in opportunity and diversity since I first arrived. It's central location in Chicago allows for quick access to downtown, lake-front neighborhoods, and O'Hare. Avondale also lies close to major modes of transportation such as the blue line, the 24 hour Belmont bus, and the Dan-Ryan highway. This provides an ideal situation for my wife to work in the suburbs and for me to attend school and work without having to own a second car. Avondale also provides a rich dinning and nightlife with restaurants ranging from Irish to Turkish, and many neighborhood bars open for socializing and meeting fellow residents of Avondale.
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After living in the area for the past 23 years there have been positive and negative changes. Violence has increased significantly which has increased the amount of cops in the area. Aside from violence, taxes have increased quite a bit. The positive thing is that businesses have opened up in the area and night life has expanded down Pulaski. Particularly between Addison and Milwaukee. Another thing I appreciate is that gentrification hasn't completely affected this neighborhood. Its a very rich Latino and Polish area. Last, considering I'm a college student I have very easy access to CTA.
I love that Avondale is affordable and close to neighborhoods with great nightlife, shopping, and restaurants.