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A+ Arlington Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Arlington Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 27% higher than Illinois
Arlington Heights
12626% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Arlington Heights cost of living
A+ Arlington Heights Crime Total crime is 62% lower than Illinois
Total crime
92366% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10966% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
2%Year over year crime is up
Arlington Heights crime
B Arlington Heights Employment Household income is 35% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$79,97945% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$43,77747% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%26% lower than the US average
Arlington Heights employment
D- Arlington Heights Housing Home value is 84% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$322,40075% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,21328% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Arlington Heights real estate or Arlington Heights rentals
A- Arlington Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
61%24% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Arlington Heights K-12 schools or Arlington Heights colleges

Living in Arlington Heights, IL

Arlington Heights is a mid-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 75,721 inhabitants. In Arlington Heights, there are 4,561 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (87% White). Given that fact, Arlington Heights could be considered less diverse than other cities. Arlington Heights is known to be family friendly as more than 87% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 59% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Arlington Heights, Illinois could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. The best areas in Arlington Heights and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, weather, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Illinois and national averages.

Using data and statistics Arlington Heights has received a livability score of 76/100. This score is ranked in the 86th percentile when compared to all other cities. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Arlington Heights could be a great choice! If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Arlington Heights ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A-) and employment (B). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Arlington Heights. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F), weather (D) and housing (D-).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Arlington Heights has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Arlington Heights gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 58 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Arlington Heights is real estate affordability. The median home price for Arlington Heights homes is $322,400, which is 84.4% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Arlington Heights, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 33.3% higher than the Illinois average. Real estate appreciation rates in Arlington Heights are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Arlington Heights homes comes in at 0.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5.2%.

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Compare Arlington Heights, IL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Arlington Heights, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Edison Park, Chicago7710.511,128
O'hare, Chicago7411.412,706
Forest Glen, Chicago7413.518,298
Norwood Park, Chicago7111.837,477
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Jefferson Park, Chicago7113.426,594
Dunning, Chicago6813.643,244
Montclare, Chicago6714.912,903
Pottage Park, Chicago5914.964,285

Best Cities Near Arlington Heights, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Indian Head Park, IL86233,823
Clarendon Hills, IL8120.58,641
Pistakee Highlands, IL8124.33,263
Algonquin, IL8117.730,413
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Lake in the Hills, IL811828,908
Pleasant Prairie, WI8131.720,395
Grandwood Park, IL8120.45,471
Schaumburg, IL806.974,366
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Lots of feminsits here its great.

Im a liberal and this place is great. im also a transgender and idetify as a vending machine and people accept me around here. i acted like a vending machine and someone put a $1 inside of me since i was acting so real.
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Arlington Heights, IL - A Fun Place to Visit!

A couple of friends and I were traveling east toward the end of summer. We decided to take a mini road trip heading back to school and luckily landed in Arlington Heights. If you don't think there is anything to do or see in Arlington Heights then you're crazy!

We got to visit the Arlington Heights Memorial library which wasn't much, but the people were nice. The Metropolis Performing Arts Center had an amazing variety of shows, and being a theater major I loved to see the great actors perform. The Prairie Brass Band is a small charity ensemble which sound great! I was surprised to hear them sounding so wonderful, because most charity groups just sound Ok. They have a kiddie theme park, but of course we didn't go, but it would be cool for children.

But the best thing of all was the Arlington International Race Course! Everyone had a great time at the Arlington Park, where you can see horses race and even go down and see them afterward which was cool. If you like the casino then you will have a great time at the track, and you can eat affordable snacks and they have drinks. Definitely worth the trip!
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Source: The Arlington Heights, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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