Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingB-
- Health & FitnessA
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Western Springs is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 13,227. 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.
Median Home Value
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Western Springs
- $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
- Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.
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
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Working in Western Springs
Western Springs Reviews
Great area! Wonderful neighbors, nice train station and beautiful parks and great curb appeal. Good schools in the district as well.
Blast from past. After my parents divorced, in 58', when I was 6, my mom and I moved into my grandparent's house, on Grove Ave., near Bemis woods. I lived there until 64'. Besides those being "simpler" times, I loved it in WS and it was like growing up in Leave It To Beaver ville, shielded from some of the harsher realities in the world. When I went back there around 2008, for my Uncle's service, I went for a long walk in the neighborhood and was amazed at how big the trees had gotten. :) I took a lot of pictures with my digital camera including over at my old grade school, Laidlaw. Well, someone called the police and the officer politely inquired about what I was doing and asked to look at the pictures I'd been taking. I complied and then he was on his way. He appeared to be about 17 years old and it was pretty funny. Still a safe town, it seemed, and a beautiful area in pockets of storminess.
I grew up in Western Springs and I love the location. I can easily go up north, south, and enter the city within a reasonable distance. I love the little downtown area because it feels like you're in one of those small towns you find in movies. The only downside is that the downtown area closes fairly early so I wish there were a few stores open later. Other than that, I feel safe in my town. I can go out and ride my bike anywhere and anytime and I've felt like my neighbors have all been very friendly and have been able to build strong relationships with some of them.