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West Dundee is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 7,369. West Dundee is in Kane County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in West Dundee offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Dundee there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in West Dundee and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Dundee are highly rated.
About West Dundee...
Population
7,369

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$249,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,255
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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West Dundee 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
    14
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    54
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    54
    500
  • Theft
    1,589
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,087
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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West Dundee Reviews

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I've loved living here. It has been such a lovely place to call home and it such a friendly and great environment to live in. Very family friendly, everyone is so kind and welcoming! So many things to do in this small-ish town. Springhill Mall and all the restaurants make this town have endless things to do. You can always find something to do; walking to the park, going to the mall, eating frozen custard or even going into the amazing Around the corner candy store!
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I am a current residence of the West Dundee area. The neighborhood that I am currently living in is very quiet and friendly. Since I do live alone and I am a young person I do find that I'm safe in my home. There is wonderful places to have dinner or lunch, they also have a few places to grab some ice cream. which I really enjoy. I can see myself raising a family in this town. The bike trail is very close to my home and walking on that path is my favorite thing to do. I recommend this town to any looking for a new place to live or to raise their families. The People in this town are very friendly and down to earth. I do find that since I am young and live alone that I was able to find somewhere affordable to live and the location is very well maintain and clean. My job is also in West Dundee, and it takes me about 10 minutes to get there with ease. I can see myself living here for a long time.
We own a home in West Dundee! It is such a great town. Fun little shops on main street and so many amazing community events around the holidays and all summer long.