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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 33,595. West Lawn is in Cook County. Living in West Lawn offers residents an urban 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
33,595

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,937
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,022
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
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
    283
  • Murder
    15
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    308
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
    500
  • Theft
    1,597
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    296
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,075
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%
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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.
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It’s is a small community comprised mainly of retired and family residents. Predominantly Hispanic, with a polish minority. Near midway airport, and other south suburbs of Chicago. Fairly close to Ford City, as well as many schools and restaurants.
Neighborhoods are pretty clean. Several local parks in the area provide locations to get out and enjoy being outside. There are places to shop and eat near by however not much in variety. Area does contain multiple cultures, primarily latino/hispanic.