Burr Ridge

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$670,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,733
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    9
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    241
    575
  • Theft
    667
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$113,576
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    14%

    Reviews

    15 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      8
    • Average
      7
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    Although it is a very spread out area, I think that the community of people still find ways to connect. I think that this area allows families to obtain the beauty of nature, while staying within a strong community of people. Twenty minutes from the City of Chicago, although Burr Ridge itself does not have an expansive night life, the city offers endless options of fun activities. Overall, I thoroughly enjoy this area and think it offers a lot to an expanding family.
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    I liked that it was a quiet, calm place to live. The houses aren't on top of each other and there are a lot of trees!
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    The main problem with accessing the businesses in this area is transportation. It's impossible to get around without a car. There's no library and only a small bookstore in the immediate area-- the nearest big bookstore is about 25 minutes by car. There are some clothing stores in the area, but otherwise not much. Very few independently owned businesses. Another problem is the lack of local gathering places--coffee shops, bars, etc. There's pretty much only a Starbucks and some restaurant bars.
    • Niche User
    • Mar 24 2015