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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Western Springs is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 13,187. Western Springs is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Western Springs offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Western Springs there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Western Springs tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Western Springs are highly rated.
About Western Springs...
Population
13,187

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$553,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,784
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%
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Western Springs 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
    22.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    59.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    653.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Western Springs

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$150,880
National
$55,322

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Western Springs Reviews

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This town captures it all! They have excellent public and private schools for families. There is a very small and quaint downtown area that has several restaurants and wine bars. A good old fashioned market with a butcher/deli, fruit store, oberweiss, Starbucks and many small businesses owned by our very own residents! The town resembles a modern day "Maybury" and yes almost everyone knows each other! I've Iived here for the past 12 years, since my son turned 5 and could start going to school and have loved every minute of it!
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Living in Western Springs is as if living in a Hallmark movie. We have a quaint, picturesque downtown area with a local bakery, grocery store, and boutiques. The town is very safe and has highly rated public schools. The only thing we could use is a little more diversity.
I have lived in this town most of my life. I have seenjt go from a upper middle class family oriented town to one that is turning into macmansions. So many tear downs. The average price of the homes has risen so much that you need to make almost 200k or more to live ina decent home. The taxes are very high. It is sad that middle class cannot afford to live in western springs. Very few nice homes for 500k available