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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 Lawn is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 33,108. 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 parks. Many families live in West Lawn and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Lawn...
Population
33,108

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,208
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$821
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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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
$51,524
National
$55,322
Families with Children
45%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%
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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.
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It is a very nice neighborhood to grow up in. Even though some of the spots in West Lawn may not be the greatest, it is still a nice neighborhood. At least on my block, everybody is really close. We all know each other and interact. The grown ups always watch out for the kids when playing outside, etc.
I recently bought a house in this neighborhood and I have not seen any criminal activity near my house, safety was my biggest concern. The school that my son goes to is very close and looks like it is a new school and the teachers communicate easily with me. The houses all look pretty well-kept and people actually pick up their dog's business. I do like that I have parking right in front because of permit parking, but I do not like to pay for the temporary passes for visitors. The neighbors are all pretty friendly and there are tons of jobs at the airport, which one of my siblings works there and she just walks a few minutes as well. It is also very diverse, so many ethnicities on my block, which is nice to see.