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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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Dunning is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 43,689. Dunning is in Cook County. Living in Dunning offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dunning there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Dunning and residents tend to be liberal.
About Dunning...
Population
43,689

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$241,825
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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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
    278.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    111.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    425.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    653.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    169.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,452
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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I really love how small my neighborhood is because it creates a sense of unity with my family and our neighbors. One of my favorite places to go to growing up was the library because it's not like any other typical library. As a kid, going to a large library was almost intimidating because it was so quiet and I was afraid to make noise, but at the Dunning Branch library the librarians encourage curiosity and STEAM.
Dunning also has a park, Hiawatha park, that is home to many softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, and many other physical activities and sports.
One thing I might want changed is the addition of more restaurants and cafés. Currently Dunning has a grocery store, clothing stores, a pizza place, and some other smaller businesses, but I feel like adding a café could create another place where people can gather and socialize.
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I have lived in Dunning for a long time, but given that I’m such a homebody and do not enjoy going out often I understand my knowledge of the area will be limited. However, I feel safe in my neighborhood surrounded by friendly faces as most of my street are families with kids. Diversity is slightly lacking as it is mostly Caucasian, more specifically Polish. The neighborhood high school is Steinmetz, which does not have a fantastic reputation, but my brother attended there and did fine. There are many places to eat nearby, and bus stops along our main roads to get around if need be. It is fairly plain, but nice.
I live in Schorsch Village, an adorable tucked away area of the Dunning community. There are over a dozen ethnic restaurants nearby. Lots of affordable housing and the area is anchored by three highly rated elementary schools; Bridge, Canty and Dever. Forest preserves for hiking, biking or walking the dog will make you forget you're in the city. Plenty of shopping available including the Brickyard, Harlem Irving Plaze (AKA, the HIP) and Art Van. I work Downtown and commute every day via the Blue Line.