A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$957,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,398
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

Winnetka 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
    8
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    8
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96
    525
  • Theft
    597
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$211,773
National
$53,889
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    49%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    7%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Winnetka Reviews

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Family friendly with great amenities and big city quality events. Park district is great - ice arena, play fields, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, par 3 and 18 hole golf course are in one area across the street from the middle schools. Better restaurants are taking hold, more development coming in. First music festival was a great hit this summer. Nielson Challenger tennis tournament is high quality event.
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Being a suburb with the majority of residents being in the top 1% financially, things are very nice in the area. A downside is that there definitely are people and places that give off a pretentious air. I personally do not fall in that financial bracket (or close to it) but that has effected me very little socially. I feel very lucky to live in this area.
Winnetka is a great town for rich families to have their kids grow up in. But it is not a shown for diversity or for families without massive amounts of money.