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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Summit is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 11,398. Summit is in Cook County. Living in Summit offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Summit there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families live in Summit and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Summit are above average.
About Summit...
Population
11,398

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$868
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Summit 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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    141.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    132.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    221
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,644.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    265.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    33%
    13%

Working in Summit

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,031
National
$55,322
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Summit Reviews

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I enjoy living in the small community of Summit, Illinois. The people are very friendly and it is a very diverse neighborhood.
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I like the diversity. I would try to change the town's pride and have more events. I feel like we need more parades and carnivals. We need people to realize that we are tight-knit community that would stand together. Kids need to realize that this is a good place where they can raise their children to come in the future. Summit is the best place to be if you do not want to live in the city. Summit is located right next to Chicago and I like how quick I can get there. I also like the restaurants in Summit.
As far as being a part of the suburbs, this is as close as you'll get to Chicago, the people here are quite friendly and everyone covers for everyone. The fact that we have a highway right off of archer allows us to get where we need to go quite fast.