Aurora

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    199
    264
  • Murder
    4
    5
  • Rape
    21
    37
  • Robbery
    54
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    254
    575
  • Theft
    1,176
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,569
National
$53,046
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

351 reviews
  • Excellent
    41
  • Very Good
    115
  • Average
    156
  • Poor
    33
  • Terrible
    6
I love the area I live in! Naperville, IL is a very safe area and in the past has been voted one of the best places to raise kids. The schools are great. We have so many opportunities to challenge ourselves with classes and become involved with clubs and sports for just about anyone. My school district that I live in, is one of the best in the state because it involves such advanced and challenging curriculum. I would love to raise kids here in the future because I know how great this area is. The only downfall, I would say, is that people around here are usually always running around and doing things. It's a very fast pace life here. In the future though, I think it will continue to draw people in seeing as how houses continue to go up around the area in an attempt to expand our population.
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago
Living in my neighborhood has been great! All of my neighbors for the most part are really friendly and extremely hospitable. The neighborhood as a whole is very safe and filled with genuine people. The only downside to living here is that there is not a whole lot to do here which can lead to some pretty quiet nights, but overall I have loved living here.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago
I have grown up in this area and it will always be considered my hometown even though i wasn't born here. i have had all my major life experiences in this town whether they be good or bad. All my childhood friends are from here. I have many memories living in this neighborhood including my first job, my first school, and my first time driving. Once i graduate college i plan on continuing to live here and look for a good career in the area. Also, my family lives here and i intend on staying close to them. I am thankful to be from such a nice hometown.
  • Current Resident
  • 7 days ago