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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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Park Ridge is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 37,810. Park Ridge is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Park Ridge offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Park Ridge there are a lot of restaurants 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
37,810

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$407,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,297
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Park Ridge 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
    13.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    2.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    500.1
  • Theft
    565.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
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%

Working in Park Ridge

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$98,219
National
$55,322
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Love the people, charm of the town and location. Feel safe and happy being here. Schools are great, shopping and expressways are convenient, neighborhoods are clean and people and their pets are friendly. Lots of parks!
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Park Ridge is the kind of neighborhood that you can take a walk around the block and feel the soft, peaceful air waft around you. Opposite from the loud hustle and bustle of Downtown Chicago that exists only a train ride away, Park Ridge allows for a smaller community to enjoy clean parks and an array of restaurants in a local space called Uptown. Raising a family in this suburban neighborhood is perfect when one wants to enjoy a simple lifestyle. Though it may not have the biggest name brand shops or the newest technology to try out, Park Ridge is a place worth visiting if you want a low key and relaxing experience.
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.