Braidwood

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$866
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%

Braidwood Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    81
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    33
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    390
    575
  • Theft
    1,025
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,614
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%

    Reviews

    6 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      1
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      0
    The people here are not the best so I would probably live else where but the schools are amazing.
    • Niche User
    • 7 months ago
    The employment in the area is somewhat well. There are plenty of job opportunities for teens around here.
    • Niche User
    • Nov 17 2014
    Mor drugs then anything else
    • Niche User
    • Jan 19 2015