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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    A
  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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Rolling Meadows is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 23,418. Rolling Meadows is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Rolling Meadows offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Rolling Meadows there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rolling Meadows and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Rolling Meadows are highly rated.
About Rolling Meadows...
Population
23,418

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,269
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Rolling Meadows 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    79.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,076.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Rolling Meadows

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,173
National
$55,322

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Rolling Meadows Reviews

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It is a quiet town, a large population of older people, and could expand its younger crowd percentage. There're many places to eat out, park district also has a variety of activities and events for anyone interested and as low cost as possible. Even though it is a very tame area, It's a great place for families to raise their children in, as well as if you are a person who just wants to settle down. Hopefully, there will be more entertainment in the future. It’s not very close to Chicago either, and the train station is in neighboring towns.
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Rolling Meadows is a great town, close to Chicago and the train station, and has plenty of shopping and dining near by. As a lifelong resident of Rolling Meadows, I have seen many improvements in the last few years to increase community involvement and interaction with the city marketplace on weekends, events at local parks, and community center events for families. I'm glad to see that Rolling Meadows is taking initiative to improve resident's lives.
Rolling Meadows is wonderful community located near a lot of shopping and restaurants. This community has a small town feel to it and has many wonderful neighbors, parks and activities for the family. In the spring, summer and fall you can always catch the friendly smile of a local walking down the beautiful Kimball Hill park and enjoy the beautiful park and space that it provides. The bike path provides a safe space for families to bike as well as a great way to stay active. Public transportation is never too far away and new developments are in the works to add more local entertainment. This community is wonderful and I would not want to live anywhere else.