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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$875
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

River Grove 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
    97
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    19
    41
  • Robbery
    49
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    282
    525
  • Theft
    827
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,514
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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I live near a couple people who are in high school and tend to cause trouble, but other than that it's a fairly safe area. The teenagers coming from the high school next to me tend to drive pretty recklessly so that is a concern. Also, the police don't seem to care that much. I've seen numerous police cars blowing stop signs and using their sirens just to get through a red light and then shutting their sirens off when they got past.
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I really like the fact that everyone in the city tends to be very nice and that they are able to talk to one another. It is a small city so everyone is your neighbor. The only thing I would change is that we don't really have many businesses in our city that we can go to. We always either have to go to Melrose Park or Franklin Park for gas, food, shopping, etc.
Quiet, friendly town. Everyone is super nice. I've been living here for 16 years and have never had any problems with the town or my neighbors.