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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Brighton Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 44,813. Brighton Park is in Cook County. Living in Brighton Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brighton Park there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Brighton Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Brighton Park...
Population
44,813

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,635
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$847
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Brighton 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
    452.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    27.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    325.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    434.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    785
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    341.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,498
National
$55,322
Families with Children
44%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    42%
    13%
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I have grown up in the Brighton Park area. While it is not the safest neighborhood it is not too dangerous. There are a lot of great people and it is becoming safer as teenagers begin to grow up. There are many restaurants and bakeries, among other local businesses.
The Orange line runs through Brighton Park and there are several bus stops all along the main streets.
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Brighton Park has some very friendly people! They always smile and greet each other and the neighbors here are mindful of you. They also help when you need assistance or have any questions.
I have always loved Brighton Park because I was raised there. When I was younger, I had the best experience here; kids would play outside or go to nearby parks and play soccer, hangout outside without feeling scared, and everyone in the block knew each other. I always thought my neighborhood was safe, until I grew up and realized it was very dangerous, as are most neighborhoods in Chicago. Regardless from all the gang violence in Brighton Park, the overall environment is a comfortable one.