Livability Score

78
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (6) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Galloway's Chicago Subs
Coffee Shop
Daily Projects Cafe
Coffee Shop
Churros Y Chocolate Inc
Coffee Shop
Stella's Place
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Roll N' Donuts Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (0) F
AMC Lake In The Hills 12
Cinema
Randall Oaks Barnyard Zoo
Zoo
Food and Drink (29) F
Scorched Earth Brewing Company
Bar
Algonquin Sub Shop
Fast Food
Town Liquiers
Alcohol
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Buona
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Riverbottom Ice Cream Co
Sweets
Arby's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Potbelly
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Creekside Tap
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
Binny's Beverage Depot
Alcohol
McDonald's
Fast Food
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweets
Menchie's
Sweets
Steak 'n Shake
Fast Food
Arte Gelato
Sweets
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Fitness (5) F
Life Time
Gym
Fitness 19
Gym
Club Pilates
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Stay Fit 24
Gym
Pump It Up
Gym
Groceries (10) F
Organic Rootz
Health Food
Deli 4 You
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Meijer
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Butera Market
Grocery Store
Rosemart Deli
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Hot Masala Grocery
Grocery Store
Woodman's Markets
Grocery Store
Butcher on the Block
Butcher
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Ana Cakes & Bakery
Bakery
Parks (50) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Gaslight Park
Park
High Hill Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
High Hill Park
Park
Jaycee Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Tunbridge Park
Park
Stoneybrook Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Braewood Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Hill Climb Park
Park
Ford School Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Towne Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Echo Hill Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Hipskind Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (83) D-
World Spa
Beauty
Hair Salon
Hairdresser
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Keehn's Jewelry Ltd
Fashion
Street Legal
Electronics
Mobil Mart
Convenience Store
BP Shop
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Optician
Kay Jewelers
Fashion
Unknown Name
Fashion
Lottery Mart
Convenience Store
Blue Cow Polish Deli
Convenience Store
Batteries Plus Bulbs
Electronics
T-Mobile
Electronics
Thorntons
Convenience Store
Meijer
Convenience Store
Best Buy
Electronics
Unknown Name
Fashion
Free mulch
Home Improvement
La-Z-Boy
Furniture
Bentley's Pet Stuff
Pets
HomeGoods
Houseware
The Vitamin Shoppe
Nutrition Supplements
Kirkland's
Interior Decoration
Target
Department Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 1.5% take public transportation in Algonquin.
Public Transit Stops (6)
Stops & Stations
F
Randall & Harnish
Bus Stop
Randall & Harnish
Bus Stop
Randall & Bunker Hill/Huntington
Bus Stop
Randall & Huntington/Bunker Hill
Bus Stop
Randall & Algonquin
Bus Stop
Randall & Algonquin
Bus Stop
Randall & Corporate Pkwy
Bus Stop
Randall & Acorn
Bus Stop
Randall & Acorn
Bus Stop
Kennedy (IL 25) & Kings
Bus Stop
L W Besinger Drive & Lake Marian
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.5%
F
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cost of living C-

The cost of living in Algonquin is 112/100 - which is 16% higher than Illinois.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime A+

Algonquin crime rates are 1,019 per 100k, which is 48% lower than Illinois
Property Crime
970 crimes per 100k
A
Violent Crime
50 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Algonquin is $109,819 - which is 86% higher than Illinois.
Med. Household Income
$109,819
A+
Unemployment Rate
4.4%
D-
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (19)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
Algonquin Police Department
Police
Algonquin Fire Department
Fire Station
Algonquin Smiles
Dentist
Bruce Rohner DDS
Dentist
Signature Dental Group
Dentist
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Advocate Sherman Outpatient Center
Clinic
Injury Express
Clinic
Ortho Illinois
Clinic
Meijer Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Peak Smiles Dental
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Clinic
Costco Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Foot and Ankle Specialists
Doctor
Dermatology Specialists of Illinois
Doctor
Lake In The Hills Police Station
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Carpentersville Fire Station #3
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Harbor Hills Dental
Dentist
Favia Primary Care
Doctor
Alpine Family Physicians
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Algonquin Fire Department
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B
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housing A+

Algonquin home prices are $268,100 - which is 53% higher than Illinois
Home Price
$268,100
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
10%
B+
Home Affordability
2.4x (home price to income ratio)
A+
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schools C+

The Algonquin graduation rate is 93% - which is 10% higher than Illinois
School Test Scores
48%
F
High School Grad. Rates
93%
A+
Elementary Schools (13) F
Kenneth E Neubert Elem School
Primrose School Of Algonquin
Nia-D/Hh Ms Prgrm
Nia-D/Hh Pk-Elem Prgrm
Westfield Community School
Success Academy 4-5
Lake In The Hills Elem School
St Margaret Mary Catholic School
Algonquin Middle School
Eastview Elem School
Lincoln Prairie Elem School
Algonquin Lakes Elem Sch
Indian Prairie Elem School
Liberty Elementary School
Perry Elementary School
Dream Academy
Success Academy Hs
Mackeben Elementary School
Heineman Middle School
Conley Elementary School
Glacier Ridge Elementary School
Woods Creek Elementary School
Canterbury Elem School
Oak Ridge School
Bible Baptist Christian Academy
High Schools (1) F
Harry D Jacobs High School
Dundee-Crown High School
Crystal Lake South High School
Haber Oaks Campus
Oak Ridge School
Oak Ridge Rssp
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ratings A+

Algonquin has an overall rating of 89% from 9 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (8)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Living in Algonquin, IL

Algonquin Area Facts

  • Algonquin has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Algonquin crime rates are 48% lower than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Algonquin is 16% higher than the Illinois average
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Algonquin Reviews

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Algonquin: Quaint Living 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 16, 2018) Algonquin, IL is situated as one of the farthest of the northwest suburbs of Chicago. It boasts an excellent public school system, and the crime is low especially compared to other surrounding suburbs. Algonquin is further out so it's possible to encounter some country folk, but ...Read More they're kind and welcoming. Nightlife is decent, but of course can't be compared to the nightlife of Chicago. However, Algonquin has other entertainment and shopping that is sure to make people of all ages happy.

Algonquin's main shopping mall, Algonquin Commons, has plenty of stores to suit everyone's needs. Algonquin is safe, well policed, and is overall a pleasant suburb. This city has the convenience of a more urban city like Chicago or the closer suburbs, but maintains its rural roots.

The weather in Algonquin can be compared to that of most of the Midwest. Winters are snowy and cold, and summers are hot and humid.

Overall, Algonquin is an excellent choice for those looking to raise a family or those who just want to live in a safe and fun city. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Algonquin? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Gaslight Park
High Hill Park
Unknown Name
High Hill Park
Jaycee Field
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

AMC Lake In The Hills 12
Randall Oaks Barnyard Zoo

Food & Drink

Scorched Earth Brewing Company
Algonquin Sub Shop
Town Liquiers
Panera Bread
Buona
Sonic
Dairy Queen
Chick-fil-A

F Commute

Is public transit available in Algonquin? Of all people who commute, 1.5% take public transportation in Algonquin.
Drive to Work
81%

4% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Algonquin a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Walgreens
Meijer Pharmacy

Doctors

Foot and Ankle Specialists
Dermatology Specialists of Illinois
Favia Primary Care

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