Broadview 75 Excellent
Broadview Livability #187 ranked city in Illinois#3,596 ranked city in the USARanks better than 87% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Broadview

  • Commute

    High commute scores indicates that public transit should be easily accessible in this area and the average commute time to work is less than average.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Schools

    Lower than average education levels, poor reading and math scores, as well as the inaccessibility of local elementary and high schools could all be factors in the low schools score.

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What's it like Living in Broadview?

Broadview is a small city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 7,677 inhabitants. Broadview has a population density of 4,321 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. In Broadview, the most common ethnic group is Black or African American with a total of 73%. This is followed by 19% White and 3% Asian ethnic groups. All the single ladies and all the single fellas might want to take notice as only 48% of the Broadview population is married. Something to be aware of when living in Broadview are the above average commute times. If you're looking for a short commute to work, this might not be the right area for you. With one way commute time of 32 minutes, this comes in much higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Broadview could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, health & safety, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Broadview and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Broadview to Illinois and the national average.

Broadview has a livability score of 73 out of 100 and is ranked #200 in Illinois and #4,076 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Broadview has been rewarded with high marks for cost of living (B) and housing (A+). On a more negative note, Broadview does not have favorable scores for the following: amenities (F), crime (D) and education (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Real estate represents the most substantial investment for homebuyers, constituting their most valuable asset. Renters, on the other hand, typically see their monthly rent as their most significant expense. The Broadview market earns a high score in the housing category, surpassing the national average in factors like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates. This robust real estate market not only benefits individual homeowners and renters but also spurs vigorous local economic activity and job growth, solidifying its significance in driving the region's prosperity and financial well-being.

Assuming that Broadview meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Broadview. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Broadview are simply unattainable. The median home price for Broadview homes is $172,000, which is 1.6% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Broadview, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Illinois average.

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      Broadview transportation information

      Statistic Broadview Illinois National
      Average one way commute32min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.0%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool3.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit8.4%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home0.4%4.4%4.6%
      Source: The Broadview, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).