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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  12. Commute
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Park Ridge is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 37,567. Park Ridge is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Park Ridge offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Park Ridge there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Park Ridge and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Park Ridge are highly rated.
About Park Ridge...
Population
37,567

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$397,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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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
    8
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    21
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    177
    500
  • Theft
    778
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,474
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Park Ridge is a wonderful town with a great community, located right outside the city of chicago. The transportation here from downtown is great! The CTA blue line picks up on the north side of the city( within walking/biking distance) and you can be taken directly downtown - avoiding miserable traffic on the interstate. Park Ridge is also clean, and friendly. The neighborhood is a great place to raise children. The public schools are very challenging, in a good way, preparing students to the fullest extent. I believe park ridge is a great place to start a family.
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Park Ridge is a very quiet and pleasant neighborhood. It is very small and community is a big part of this suburban town. Although it is a small town there is much to do. There are many restaurants, shops and activities to plan your weekend around. Having a movie theater in the heart o the town makes it easy to decide what to do on Friday nights! It's a great town filled with great people.
I have lived here basically my whole life and couldn't imagine a better town. The schools in our district are wonderful and get a lot of good credit, you learn a ton from all the wonderful teachers that work here. Uptown Park Ridge is also pretty great, it's a nice place to walk around and just hang out with family and friends and they do a great job decorating It for Christmas it looks great!