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A+ Burbank Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Burbank Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Illinois
1077% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Burbank cost of living
A Burbank Crime Total crime is 48% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,26454% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8054% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Burbank crime
D Burbank Employment Household income is 8% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$54,7351% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,04826% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%19% higher than the US average
Burbank employment
D+ Burbank Housing Home value is 1% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$176,0005% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0096% higher than the US average
Home ownership
78%23% higher than the US average
Burbank real estate or Burbank rentals
F Burbank Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
75%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
29%41% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:15% higher than the US average
Burbank K-12 schools

Living in Burbank, IL

Located in the state of Illinois, Burbank is a medium-sized city with a population of 29,087 residents. With a population density of 6,976 people per square mile, Burbank is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (84% White). Given that fact, Burbank could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Burbank are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 21% of the population also speak Spanish. Burbank is known to be family friendly as more than 77% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 55% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Burbank could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Burbank and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, weather, education and other important metrics.

Burbank has a livability score of 67 out of 100 and is ranked #450 in Illinois and #14,198 in the USA. Based on the scores for each individual category, Burbank has received high marks for amenities (A+) and crime (B+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Burbank. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (D-), weather (D), education (F) and employment (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Burbank 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.

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 Burbank is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Burbank come in at $176,000, which is 0.7% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Burbank, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Illinois average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Burbank area were 5.9% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.6%. 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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Compare Burbank, IL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Burbank, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mount Greenwood, Chicago774.218,990
Clearing, Chicago712.424,934
Lincoln Park, Chicago6813.764,965
Montclare, Chicago6712.812,903
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Beverly, Chicago665.120,831
Ashburn, Chicago663.243,133
Garfield Ridge, Chicago654.135,441
West Elsdon, Chicago654.219,771

Best Cities Near Burbank, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Indian Head Park, IL866.83,823
St. John, IN8326.115,777
Crown Point, IN8231.428,743
Clarendon Hills, IL8110.48,641
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Algonquin, IL8140.330,413
Lake in the Hills, IL8141.228,908
Schaumburg, IL8025.574,366
Highland CDP, IN8021.14,256
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A Nice Contrast To The Big City

Living in Burbank, it’s easy to meet people because of how close knit the people are. Everyone is friendly and often will greet you with a smile. It’s a small town with big personally, thought, perhaps no different than any other small town. Being outside th e big city, it’s a wonderful place to lay low.

I enjoy going on walks more, since everything is mostly within walking distance. There are a lot of community events around time, which helps in meeting people. I would recommend this close-knit town to anyone seeking a robust community and Hugo’s rated schools. It’s a great pace to raise a family.

Outside of the people and the community, there’s not much crime and the nightlife for a small town isn’t half bad. They’ve started to build half-million dollar homes in town, but there are plenty of options for those seeking to rent. In the time that I’ve lived here, it’s a nice place to live outside of mainstream Amaerica.
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