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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Norwood Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 41,963. Norwood Park is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Norwood Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Norwood Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Norwood Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Norwood Park...
Population
41,963

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$312,330
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$764
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Norwood 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
    182.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    231
    500.1
  • Theft
    768.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,944
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Norwood is a safe, small area with good schools and a great community. I graduated from Norwood Park Elementary and it was an amazing school to attend. The people are all nice and welcoming. The parks are also clean and well set up. It's also located very close to transportation; the Harlem and Northwest Highway buses, Harlem blue line, and metra line are all within walking distance, taking you into suburbs or the city. The only con I can think of is the lack of restaurants and shops around the area. There's a few here and there, but I would love to see it become more of an attraction.
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Norwood Park is singlehandedly the best place to grow up. With the vibes of the suburbs, but a location 15 minutes from the city (with no traffic) there is a great sense of family in the neighborhood. Furthermore, there are always things to do and fun to be had (especially in the woods if you're a teen), and great schools. Also, since every other person on your block is a firefighter, cop, or city worker, it is a very safe place to live and there are no feelings of superiority.
Affordable family neighborhood in the city of Chicago. Great schools both public and private. Good restaurants and bars nearby. Close to expressway. Close to public transportation. Easy access to everything. Lots of police officers and fire fighters live in Norwood Park which makes it a very safe neighborhood. Many parks for the kiddos. Suburban feel yet still in the city. Taxes are low compared to the nearby suburbs.