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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Vernon Hills is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 26,084. Vernon Hills is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Vernon Hills offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Vernon Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Vernon Hills and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Vernon Hills are highly rated.
About Vernon Hills...
Population
26,084

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,403
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Vernon Hills 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
    11.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    75.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,649.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Vernon Hills

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,880
National
$55,322
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My Children and I have been residents for 11 years now. By us being multi-cultural, it's a nice diverse community... safe , with excellent school districts, plenty of parks, bike/ walking trails, and a big variety of shopping... the 2 biggest downsides is housing. It's too expensive... due to the high property taxes! Plenty of nature... and because of that a lot of "road kill". Skunks are a big problem here so be cautious late night/ early morning!
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Vernon Hills is a great community. The public schools excellent and score well on standardized tests. There are many park, bike paths, and green spaces to enjoy that welcome children and dogs. We have a mall and several other shopping centers that have nearly every store you could ever want to visit. The newly built Mellody Farms is a mixed-use development that includes shopping, dining, and apartments.
Vernon Hills is a wonderful environment for those wishing to raise a family in a safe, beautiful suburb. The community is very inviting and there are many malls and stores in close proximity. While the tax is a little high, Vernon Hills is an area that feeds into Adlai E. Stevenson High School, one of Illinois's best public high schools.