Burr Ridge 75 Excellent
Burr Ridge Livability #185 ranked city in Illinois#3,589 ranked city in the USARanks better than 87% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Burr Ridge

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Employment

    The combination of higher than average median home income, income per capita and low unemployment rates results in a score that is well above average in the employment category.

  • 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.

  • Cost Of Living

    Based on the most recent cost of living data, this area is more expensive to live in. You can expect to pay more for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries and utilities.

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What's it like Living in Burr Ridge?

Burr Ridge, Illinois is a mid-sized city with a population of 10,761 inhabitants. The majority of Burr Ridge residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Burr Ridge is considered to be a city with an aging population. The average age of all residents is 55, which is well beyond the United States median age average. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Burr Ridge might be a good fit as 78% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 32% have kids who are 18 years old or younger. Long, unnecessary commutes can be both frustrating and inconvenient when heading to work. Nationwide, the average one-way commute time takes 26 minutes, but regrettably, residing in Burr Ridge entails a longer-than-average one-way commute time, averaging 36 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Burr Ridge, Illinois could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like health & safety, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Burr Ridge and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Burr Ridge to Illinois and the national average.

The livability score in Burr Ridge is 74 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 86th percentile of all cities across America. There are nine total categories that form the livability score. Burr Ridge scores well for crime (A+), education (B) and housing (B) There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Burr Ridge. The following was graded with a concerning score: amenities (F) and cost of living (F).

The unemployment rate in Burr Ridge has consistently declined over the years and currently stands well below the national average at 1.72%. This downward trend holds the potential to reduce poverty and inequality within the region, promote higher wage levels and stimulate greater economic growth. Such positive indicators signal the overall robust health of the local economy, offering a promising outlook for its residents and fostering an environment of financial well-being and prosperity.

A robust real estate market serves as a crucial economic indicator, reflecting the local area's strength, stability and the confidence of its residents. Burr Ridge excels in the housing sector, scoring high marks based on factors such as median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability. These calculations suggest that the apartment rental and real estate market in the region is exceptionally healthy, highlighting the area's economic vitality and attractiveness to potential homebuyers and renters.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Burr Ridge is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Burr Ridge come in at $689,000, which is 294.2% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Burr Ridge, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 50% higher than the Illinois average.

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      Burr Ridge transportation information

      Statistic Burr Ridge Illinois National
      Average one way commute36min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work61.0%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.0%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit9.9%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home20.3%4.4%4.6%
      Source: The Burr Ridge, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).