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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Population
21,247

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,868
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$950
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    238
    283
  • Murder
    24
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    287
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    652
    500
  • Theft
    1,051
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    292
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,351
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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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.
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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.
To begin with, I think I live in a great area. The neighbors are friendly and helpful. It's a diversity neighborhood, which I believe it is the important key to a great area. If I had to choose to live here again I definitely would!