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A+ Bolingbrook Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Bolingbrook Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Illinois
Bolingbrook
1044% more expensive than the US average
Illinois
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bolingbrook cost of living
A Bolingbrook Crime Total crime is 52% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,17157% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8657% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-23%Year over year crime is down
Bolingbrook crime
C+ Bolingbrook Employment Household income is 36% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$80,28545% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,7654% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%15% lower than the US average
Bolingbrook employment
C- Bolingbrook Housing Home value is 16% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$202,90010% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23430% higher than the US average
Home ownership
81%27% higher than the US average
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F Bolingbrook Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
32%35% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
20:126% higher than the US average
Bolingbrook K-12 schools

Living in Bolingbrook, IL

Bolingbrook, Illinois is a medium-sized city with a population of 74,320 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,016 people per square mile, Bolingbrook is well above the nation's average density level. Bolingbrook is known to be family friendly as more than 79% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 47% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Bolingbrook is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Illinois, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Bolingbrook, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, housing and more.

Using data and statistics Bolingbrook has received a livability score of 71/100. This score is ranked in the 68th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Bolingbrook has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and crime (A-). Regrettably for Bolingbrook, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: weather (D-) and education (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Bolingbrook on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: iPic Theater, Hidden Lakes Park, and Rocket Ice Arena.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Bolingbrook has a violent crime rate of 187 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Bolingbrook real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Bolingbrook. The median home price for Bolingbrook homes is $202,900, which is 16.1% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bolingbrook, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 16.7% lower than the Illinois average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Bolingbrook area were 6.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois - A Great Place to Raise a Family

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I relocated from New York to Bolingbrook, Illinois and I couldn't be happier with my decision. It is a family oriented city with quick access to Chicago's busy lifestyle. Bolingbrook is only 24 miles from Chicago. This city is so great that it was listed in the Top 100 places to live in Money Magazine 2008 and 2010. I love that their is so much to do with my kids.

For an interesting and educational trip, heading to the Aviation Museum should be first on the list. They have restored and replicated aircraft on display, and also offer some free programs for people to participate in. If you are interested in great food and shopping I highly recommend The Promenade Bolingbrook outside mall. They have bars and restaurants and a delicious little place called Mrs. Fields Cookies.

Bolingbrook has Splashdown Water Park nearby and a quick trip to Chicago gives everyone plenty to do and tons to see. There are also many historical sites near Bolingbrook, like Wrigley's Field and the Lockport Pioneer Settlement. Bolingbrook Park is a great place to go for recreational activities and they also have a fitness and spa center called Lifestyles Fitness Center and Spa.

Visitors have many opportunities to take pictures of amazing nature scenes. Farmer's Markets are available during the year so residents and visitors alike can get some local, fresh fruits and vegetables. If I were given a chance to go somewhere else and raise my children, I would choose Bolingbrook.
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Beware the North American Snob Capital!!!

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The only thing any good about Bolingbrook is the Golden Corral restaurant and buffet. Otherwise, avoid this place at all costs! In no other place on the continent of North America (and that means the USA, Canada, and Mexico) are people more aggressive, snobby, standoffish, and even downright hostile towards new people than in Bolingbrook, Illinois. In fact, not too long ago, several customers at the Golden Corral were arrested for "sitting too close" to a tablefull of other customers when they got up and called the police to complain of being "freaked out by their presence." In a related case, a customer there was shoved by another customer at the buffet, who then began accusing the latter of being in his way. Bolingbrook is so snobby that it will leave you literally with a nasty taste in your mouth, and will leave you thinking stuff like "Who are these people?"
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Source: The Bolingbrook, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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