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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
McKinley Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 15,767. McKinley Park is in Cook County. Living in McKinley Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In McKinley Park there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in McKinley Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About McKinley Park...
Population
15,767

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,169
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$876
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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McKinley 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
    471.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    165.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    348.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,512
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    348.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,607
National
$55,322
Families with Children
35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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I've been a long time resident of the north side of chicago, and this is really my first experience living on the south side of the of the city. I've grown accustomed to being able to walk to everything, the movies, to grab food, groceries even my doctor's office. I'd taken for granted that i could have a 'date night' within a one block radius of my home. Movie theater, Thai food, then grab coffee from one of several local spots and finish the evening with a lake front walk.

All of the comforts I had been used to or taken for granted are now gone. I have to drive EVERYWHERE, groceries, dinner, doctor office, the lake. There are no healthy food options nearby, everything is fried, and literally none of the restaurants offer any fresh vegetables with any of their meals. I've never seen anything like it! I used to hear the sounds of the lake at night, now I hear police cars screeching by, lights flashing.
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This is like one of the most average neighborhood that I've ever seen. The street which I live in is always empty; there is no sign of life. Not until recently, the street I live in does not have any street lights; in the evening, I always have to use my phone flashlight and because of that it indirectly broke two of my phones. On the bright side, I do not see any irregular activities near my house, so it is still what I considered a safe neighborhood.
I have been living in this neighborhood for 11 years. I love my neighborhood due to how it is organized. For example, the neighborhood has several stores, local offices, restaurants and even parks for families to enjoy. I have not yet, hopefully never do, experience a bad incident. Even though the neighborhood is a bit dangerous, just like any other neighborhood, its great for you to be able to walk without worrying what color you are wearing, or who you look at.