Algonquin

52 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Suburb of
Chicago

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$242,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,521
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%

Algonquin 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
    46
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    3
    37
  • Robbery
    10
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    95
    575
  • Theft
    1,351
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,534
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

52 reviews
  • Excellent
    10
  • Very Good
    35
  • Average
    5
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
I've lived in Algonquin my entire life and I've never had any issues. Police are patrolling often and there is little crime besides a few teenagers getting out of hand every once and awhile, usually during the summer months or close to homecoming or prom. It's near a lot of chain restaurants and stores, while also have independent businesses downtown. The only thing I would change is to update the downtown area. It's not very large to begin with, and there aren't a lot of businesses open anymore besides a few restaurants and bars. If we focus on revamping the downtown area, I think Algonquin could go from good to great.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago
The Village of Algonquin is a growing suburban area located on the Fox River. Personally, I love the outdoors and the Algonquin area has so much to offer in that area. There's a nearby bike trial that continues for miles in both directions, there are some scattered nature preserves and hearty forests as well. Besides nature, Algonquin offers this long chain of well known stores off of Randall Road, so there's always something to do around here. Algonquin is my home, and this is the place I'd choose to live over and over again. It's not as glamorous as the city but it does come pretty close to it, in terms of things to do and the growing residence.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago
Algonquin is becoming a more diverse place but the schools are not that diverse. The education you get is satisfactory but teachers are not the best here. There are a lot of job opportunities for young people. I would not choose to live here again. Compared to other places in Illinois, this area is not that diverse.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago