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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  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
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    11
    41
  • Robbery
    15
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    75
    500
  • Theft
    1,650
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41
    284
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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
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,880
National
$55,322
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Vernon Hills Reviews

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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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Great schools and neighborhoods. Plenty of shopping and restaurants. Take the 40 minute train ride to Union Station in Chicago or drive 30 minutes north to do outlet shopping in Prairie View, Wisconsin. Lots of local attractions, hiking trails and parks for kayaking, picnicking, cross-country skiing. During the summer months, there are many outdoor music venues that are free.
Great location based on distance from Chicago, but Vernon Hills has also developed a new downtown area of its own that is so much fun to be around. New grocery stores and high-end shopping keeps popping up, and hip, independent restaurants can now be found on almost every corner. It was a great place to grow up.