Arlington Heights 82 Exceptional
Arlington Heights Livability #72 ranked city in Illinois#2,299 ranked city in the USARanks better than 92% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Arlington Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Arlington Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 28% higher than Illinois
Arlington Heights
12424% more expensive than the US average
973% 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 58% lower than Illinois
Total crime
84164% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 11964% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
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
C 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
48%1% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Arlington Heights K-12 schools
A+ Arlington Heights User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Arlington Heights
Overall user rating
95% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
95% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
96% 9 total surveys
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      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%.

      Arlington Heights transportation information

      StatisticArlington HeightsIllinoisNational
      Average one way commute29min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.4%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.9%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit7.1%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home5.2%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Arlington Heights, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).