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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Oak Brook is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 8,122. Oak Brook is in DuPage County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Oak Brook offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Oak Brook there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Oak Brook and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Oak Brook are highly rated.
About Oak Brook...
Population
8,122

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$786,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,071
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Oak Brook Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    24.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,348.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    247
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    39%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Oak Brook

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$137,059
National
$55,322
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Oak Brook Reviews

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Such a friendly neighborhood. Everyone waves to each other and genuinely has high spirits. The area is near many major expressways which is very convenient. The village also has every necessity that you need within a few miles! Quiet neighborhood--safe to walk around at night without any fear. They have many walk/bike paths too. Great area to raise families, and to retire.
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Oak Brook is the best of all worlds. Hundreds and hundreds of acres of open space, excellent sports facilities, world-class shopping, incredible range of employment opportunities. Close to major trauma hospital and excellent medical care. Superior public safety departments. NO real estate tax assessed for village operations - so we have an exceedingly low property tax bill. What are reported as high 'crime' numbers are from things like people passing bad checks, credit card fraud, etc at our huge shopping area. It does not impact the residents of the village.
Oakbrook is not the safest city in Chicago for sure, but there is not much to worry about especially during the day. There are many nice places to choose from to live and most of the people are very friendly and welcoming.