Bourbonnais

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$883
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
    97
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    27
    37
  • Robbery
    38
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    199
    575
  • Theft
    1,815
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,707
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

32 reviews
  • Excellent
    5
  • Very Good
    12
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1
Bourbonnais is a beautiful college town rich in Christian heritage. There are many churches, shopping and restaurants within driving distance of the community's biggest university, Olivet Nazarene University. The community is warm and inviting with a park like feel to much of the community.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Bourbonnais is nice small town. Many local attractions to take in and experience. Fell like taking in some nature? Check out Perry Farm, The State Park or many other walking and hiking areas along the Kankakee River. Also there are many fine eateries in the neighborhood.
  • Current Resident
  • 27 days ago
I have lived in this area my entire life, and I can personally say that it has continued to grow and improve as time has moved on. There has been an abundance of new businesses and residents. As a very southern suburb of Chicago, it was at one time a small agricultural town, but now it has more of a city feel with the community feel of a small town. It is definitely a place where I would wish to raise a family some day.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 17 2016