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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Population
23,808

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,632
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$899
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%

Woodlawn 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
    1,188
    283
  • Murder
    41
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    787
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,213
    500
  • Theft
    2,360
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    509
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,374
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Woodlawn is on the rise. I am a resident and investor in the community. Keep in my mind there are 4 quadrants (North east, South east, North West, South West) of the neighborhood. Bounded by stony island to the east, 60th street to the north, MLK drive to the west and 67th street to the south. Some quads are better than others, however the re-development process has started. With the new Jewels being constructed on the west side of 61st/Cottage along with newly constructed lofts on east side of 61st and 63rd/Cottage combined with recreational/commercial use the area will be one of the top desired communities to live in once all complete. Oh and lets not forget about the obama library which is scheduled to be complete by 2021. Home values are increasing and will soon double. The master plan of wood lawn has begun! Get in now before it's too late.
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I've lived in Woodlawn all of my life. Growing up, I've experienced multiple occasions of gun violence, robberies, arson, and other crimes. The public schools here are okay; they're not the best but they're trying. As a kid in elementary school, our school never could afford books, lockers, nor supplies that could help us in the classroom. It was a very awful experience. The only good part about this neighborhood is Jackson Park which will be home to the Obama Library Center. Ultimately, this project will force the rent in the area to rise up and resident out of their homes because they can't afford it.
This community has really come a long way. Though I hope they preserve some of the more ethnic feels of the community, instead of totally gentrifying it, I have to say the value has increase.