Bellwood

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$986
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    443
    264
  • Murder
    10
    5
  • Rape
    31
    37
  • Robbery
    115
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    553
    575
  • Theft
    1,496
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,316
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

21 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    6
  • Average
    13
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
While Bellwood is family community there are still some dangerous areas . Bellwood is building the community and will become a great area for families soon. There are shopping areas nearby and food . Quick access to highways and main streets for travel.
  • Current Resident
  • 27 days ago
Personally, the amount of things to do where I live is limited. Every day seems repetitive no matter what and I've always been the kind of person who would like to experience new things.
  • Niche User
  • Nov 28 2015
There is one local grocery store, one drug store, no dry cleaners or laundromat. Sometimes the product is outdated at the grocery store and it smells. There is no car wash. Local businesses could be improved. There are no places for the kids to go for entertainment.
  • Parent
  • Jan 2 2015