Arlington

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$768
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,750
National
$53,046
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%

    Reviews

    2 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    I grew up in the inner city of Chicago, so transitioning to rural Illinois was a big change. But I love the fact that you can know the people around you. I really enjoy living here, and am glad my family moved here. Comparing this area to the other places I've lived would be difficult because it's so different. I definitely feel safer here than I would in the city, but there are some kinds of shops that I would really love to be able to access that I can't because it's a smaller area and we can't support them. I do see the area continuing to grow and blossom, however. Local communities are investing in business and community restoration, so I see things beginning to improve.
    • Niche User
    • 6 months ago
    It really depends. My particular small town has no problem with crime, but the area in general deals with drugs, violence, and suicide at pretty high levels. Police patrols are not uncommon, and all my experience with local police has been positive.
    • Niche User
    • 6 months ago