Berwyn

75 reviews
  1. Suburb of Chicago, IL
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Chicago

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$916
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Berwyn Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    19
    37
  • Robbery
    100
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    461
    575
  • Theft
    1,448
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    139
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,392
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

75 reviews
  • Excellent
    3
  • Very Good
    28
  • Average
    41
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    2
I have seen quite a but of good change in this area over the past 3 years. New businesses are opening up at an impressive rate and we even have a Starbucks now! 'Wire' is a very rad music venue, and Autre Monde is easily a 4 star restaurant. Property values are on the rise and I think they will continue to trend higher. The Berwyn Development Corp does a wonderful job promoting Berwyn on billboards throughout Chicago, and its working to draw new interest to the area. I like!
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago
Berwyn is a calm and peaceful neighborhood, perfect to raise your children. I have lived in Berwyn since kindergarten and gone to public schools my entire education. I have gained the needed knowledge and experience from both the schools and neighborhood there. Berwyn allows you to feel safe and cost of living is not too high.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Growing up in Berwyn meant there were a lot of opportunities open to you, but not too many people pushing you to pursue them. Schools have plenty of options and tools to give you a good education, you just have to put forth the effort. It's a working class town where most people are always busy and there's a place for everyone.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago