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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Riverwoods is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 3,683. Riverwoods is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Riverwoods offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Riverwoods there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Riverwoods and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Riverwoods are highly rated.
About Riverwoods...
Population
3,683

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$692,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,609
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Riverwoods Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    82.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    82.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    412.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Riverwoods

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$203,125
National
$55,322
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Riverwoods Reviews

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Nice and quiet....you feel like you're in some small town in Wisc. All homes are 1 or 2 acre lots. Lots of trees and flowers. The best!
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Beautiful location, tucked away surrounding some busy suburban areas. Has moments of heavy traffic on main roads but otherwise fairly quiet. Now that we have our own police and fire station, response time is better. New town hall is being built. Fairly good location with minimum 10 minute drive to nearest grocery store and town center. Plentiful options for public schooling, all great options. Cost and quality of life is high.
The housing in this area is fantastic! However it's very expensive and not everyone can afford it.