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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Tower Lakes is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 1,205. Tower Lakes is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Tower Lakes offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Tower Lakes tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Tower Lakes are highly rated.
About Tower Lakes...
Population
1,205

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$478,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,750
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    3%
  • Own
    97%
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Tower Lakes 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
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    321
    500.1
  • Theft
    160.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Tower Lakes

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$145,156
National
$55,322
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Tower Lakes Reviews

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Probably the friendliest and most scenic Village in Illinois. Beautiful lakes & beach island. Tons of social events. Great police force, no violent crime. Elite school district. Lots of environmental preservation projects. Local government runs on a shoestring using mostly volunteers.
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Local businesses are not doing that well because of the bigger companies that have bought spaces and properties.
The weather is for the most part moderate. We do get some heavy snow and rain throughout specific seasons/months.