A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$530,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,677
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%

Western Springs Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    37
    500
  • Theft
    208
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$147,361
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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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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I have lived in Western Springs all my life. I have gone through the entire public school system, even changing elementary schools. The teachers were always wonderful, the neighbors friendly when we moved, and the business area welcoming for a new business coming in.
Western Springs is a classical MidWest small town with just over 12,000 residents. Centrally located just outside of Chicago it offers the small town feel with being close to a major metropolis. Both the public and private elementary and high schools offer some of the best education in the state.
Growing up here offers the safety of knowing you are in a community that cares about it residents and the future of the town. Extracurricular activities abound from sports to theatre to Boys & Girls Scouts to various choices for religion.