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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
Palos Heights is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 12,534. Palos Heights is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Palos Heights offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palos Heights there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Palos Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Palos Heights are highly rated.
About Palos Heights...
Population
12,534

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$278,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,370
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    6%
  • Own
    94%
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Palos Heights 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
    23.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    47.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    664.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Palos Heights

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,481
National
$55,322
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Palos Heights Reviews

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Such a lovely suburb in south suburbs of Chicago! In Palos Heights you get the feeling you live with nature yet have all the amenities nearby. I love, love our Police Department as they go above and beyond to keep us safe and all the police are very friendly and respectful. Our area is culturally diverse, especially with Trinity College and it's absolutely beautiful campus in our neighborhood make walking the area so lovely. If I would change anything it would be to bring more food shops and quality restaurants to the area that we could all benefit from to fill some of these empty buildings.
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What I enjoy about the city of Palos Heights is that it is fairly quiet with plenty of small neighborhoods. The population is relatively average with ranging homes at different price points, mostly consisting of town/residential homes. However, the town mainly holds bank or religious structures. Once visiting all the restaurants or features that the town has to offer, it can be quite easy to get bored.
Palos Heights is a southwest suburb of Chicago. While you can imagine how ritzy some of the suburbs can be, Palos Heights reminds me of a small town and tight-knit community.
There are so many forest preserves that are in Palos Heights and surrounding Cook County, that make this area truly beautiful.
Something that I would like to see change in Palos Heights, is that the city would stop building new places where the forest preserves are.