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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  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
West Elsdon is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 20,589. West Elsdon is in Cook County. Living in West Elsdon offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Elsdon there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in West Elsdon and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Elsdon...
Population
20,589

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,308
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$902
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
    238.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    24.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    287.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    652.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,051.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    292
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,437
National
$55,322
Families with Children
47%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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The food around here is great. Police station nearby. Schools nearby. Only issue i would say is planes flying overhead since it's close to midway.
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When we first moved into the area, I was very young so I can't remember much but my parents told me how the neighborhood was very safe at all hours and how everyone was pretty much familiar with each other. Now, that has completely changed because the neighborhood is now deteriorating in education, safety and environmentally. Overall, it isn't the worst neighborhood in Chicago but its also not the greatest like it use to be in my eyes.
I love the neighborhood I love it. It has the qualities of a small town where neighbors know each other but the closeness to the city also offers an urban environment where you are close to restaurants! grocery stores, and night life.