Burbank

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,021
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Burbank 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
    99
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    7
    37
  • Robbery
    34
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    239
    575
  • Theft
    1,038
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,869
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

41 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    21
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
I am a third generation Burbank resident. My family came here when it was a new community on the outskirts of the big city, close enough for a short commute, but away from the city's hustle and bustle. While Burbank is busier than it was in the early 1950’s when many of the houses were surrounded by open fields, it still has a small town atmosphere. Children in Burbank only go to Burbank schools, including the high school. Many teachers are former Burbank residents themselves. And while there are many new half a million dollar houses going up where modest cape cods once resided, affordable housing can still be found. Overall Burbank is a good community to raise your family.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Burbank is a wonderful community. Recent additions include a public gym, swimming pool, basketball courts and a new park area. Great shopping within a 10 minute drive. Wonderful restaurants to suite any cuisine desires. Friendly neighbors in a safe community.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
As with most places, new homes are going up, money is being put into "beautifying" the neighborhood, meanwhile things that have needed repairs for long periods of time are still being neglected. More money is spent trying to bring in new crowds than it is in keeping those that are already there.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago