Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesB-
- Cost of LivingB+
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Thornton is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 2,478. Thornton is in Cook County. Living in Thornton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Thornton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Thornton and residents tend to have moderate political views.
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Thornton is a small town inhabited by multiple generations. The block that I live on has essentially stayed the same since the 60's. My dad grew up with the neighbors on either side of me, each of them having bought their parents homes. This makes the neighborhood more like family. Growing up in Thornton, everyone knows everyone and that makes the feeling of a suburb of Chicago more quaint and home-like.
I have been living in Thornton for a 14 months now and I love it. It is a very small and quiet town. You don’t have to scared to walk around the neighborhood throughout the day or at night. There is only one grade school on the area that goes from kindergarten to 8th grade. I would say that the area is pretty diverse. The town is very clean you don’t see trash all over the streets. The only thing I don’t like are the raccoons they’re always getting into the trash.