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A+ Austin Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Austin Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Illinois
1033% more expensive than the US average
11313% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Austin cost of living
F Austin Crime Total crime is 177% higher than Illinois
Total crime
6,789147% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 15147% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Austin crime
F Austin Employment Household income is 39% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$36,12435% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$16,96243% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
10%114% higher than the US average
Austin employment
B- Austin Housing Home value is 14% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$149,59819% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$84411% lower than the US average
Home ownership
40%37% lower than the US average
Austin real estate
F Austin Schools HS graduation rate is 11% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
75%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
12%76% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Chicago K-12 schools or Chicago colleges

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Compare Chicago, IL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Chicago, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Edison Park, Chicago778.111,128
O'hare, Chicago746.112,706
Forest Glen, Chicago746.818,298
Clearing, Chicago71824,934
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Norwood Park, Chicago716.537,477
Jefferson Park, Chicago706.126,594
North Center, Chicago695.834,931
North Park, Chicago696.718,562

Best Cities Near Chicago, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Indian Head Park, IL8610.83,823
St. John, IN833515,777
Clarendon Hills, IL8211.68,641
Crown Point, IN8239.628,743
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Pistakee Highlands, IL8141.73,263
Algonquin, IL8133.530,413
Lake in the Hills, IL8134.128,908
Grandwood Park, IL81365,471
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Austin, Chicago, IL Is The place to be

I lived in the Austin Chicago, Illinois area for several years. I love that the city has mass transit which allows residents the ability to save on gas as the prices for gas are steadily increasing. The area is very non transporation friendly as the AMC Showplace is a little over a mile and a half along with several other cinemas and restaurants. Several food markets are also located in the area for convenience.

Looking for a meal sure to satisfy your hearty appetite? If so, be sure to visit one of my favorite restaurants MacArthur's. MacArthur's is a local soul food restaurant guaranteed not to disappoint your taste buds.

The wonderful thing about the Austin Chicago, Illinois area is being able to go downtown and visit the several main attractions to include: Navy Pier, Skydeck and Shedd aquarium. The downtown area of Chicago also is home to the Water Tower which boasts a great combination of shopping, dining and entertainment.

It has often been said that neighbors have fences in the area because the residents like to keep to themselves. My experience has been that people in the area very friendly and are quick to offer a helping hand.

One area of continued improvement would be to better educate the students in the area where it has been noted that the area was identified as having numerous failing schools. On the other hand one of the most successful schools in the area is the KIPP Ascend Charter School which is a tuition free college prepatory middle school. Although attempts are being made to improve the education of kids in the area there is still a long way to go.
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Source: The Austin, Chicago, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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