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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
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
West Lawn is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 33,327. West Lawn is in Cook County. Living in West Lawn offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Lawn there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in West Lawn and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Lawn...
Population
33,327

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$169,133
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,058
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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West Lawn 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
    302.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    308.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,597
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    296.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,300
National
$55,322
Families with Children
43%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%
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West Lawn is no longer what it use to be 15 years ago. A safe, family oriented, and dedicated middle class neighborhood has turned into battle grounds and hubs for gangs. As pilsen, Humboldt park, and other area habe gotten rid of their gang infestation, they have spilled over into the once safe west lawn neighborhoods. If your seriously looking to buy in this area, make sure it's for investment purposes and not to reside as this area is home to mostly renters and with home renting usually comes problems with people not taking care of the neighborhood. Sad this once beautiful Midway neighborhood has crumbled to mediocrity l
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What I like about west lawn is the way the community comes together. The neighborhood is also safe and has a low crime rate compared to the rest of Chicago. This community is also filled with great transportation downtown and easy access to schools around the area. Its a neighborhood thats welcoming to the Hispanic community and others which makes it a great community. Theres also many affordable stores. Clean parks and schools which makes it a great place where families could move in.
Love the area. It’s full of families and a diverse community, great for first time home owners. The alderman is very involved anything we need repaired it taken care of quickly. Police presence is felt and they neighborhood gets patrolled regularly. Lots of business in the area and a new ones pop up regularly.