Batavia

68 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  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
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Chicago

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$272,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,030
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    95
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    23
    37
  • Robbery
    19
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    87
    575
  • Theft
    1,308
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,015
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

68 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    39
  • Average
    19
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
I genuinely think that Batavia is a great town to raise a family in. I used to live in St. Charles then moved to Colorado. After Colorado, we moved back to Illinois and found a house in Batavia. I am glad that my parents made the decision to move back from where we lived before. The town that we lived in Colorado is definitely a town I would not want to grow up in. I always think about what my life would of been like if we grew up there. Colorado is known to have a high rank of drugs. Batavia's problem is just the delinquent people whom just love to drink and make poor decisions, but that is just my personal oppinion. If you went to Batavia High School, then you most likely know everyone and their families. You also know everyone's business. Nothing really stays a secret around this town. It is a small big town. It is a very friendly town. There really isn't that much violence, I think that the violence comes from the town next door, Aurora. I ranked this area "okay" because like the rest of people from batavia, its sort of a trap. Once you're in here, you don't really ever leave. Once you leave and come back, you notice that things stayed the same.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
Nice suburb without too intense of a "suburbia" feel. Good school system, but doesn't compare to nearby schools in Geneva and Naperville. Many stores conveniently located on Randall Road, as well as close proximity to the Geneva Commons. Downtown needs work. Fairly safe area, and overall decent people.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
Small town with social services for elderly, disability and food pantry. Lots of charity and community outreach programs. I have lived in 3 other cities and this one has the best small town feeling with the immenities so you dont feel like its rural.

Its family friendly and community oriented getting involved in city volunteer work is important and key to feeling like you belong.
  • Niche User
  • 8 months ago