Crest Hill 60 Average
Crest Hill Livability #962 ranked city in Illinois#18,073 ranked city in the USARanks better than 38% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Crest Hill

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Health & Safety

    Poor air quality and the inaccessibility of certain health related facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors and pharmacies could have all contributed to the low score in this category.

  • 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 Crest Hill?

Located in the state of Illinois, Crest Hill is a medium-sized city with a population of 20,388 people. Crest Hill is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 43% married, this city falls well below the national average. On a daily basis, the typical American spends approximately 26 minutes on their one-way work commute. Reduced travel times not only contributes to increased overall happiness, but also affords more opportunities to cherish moments with family and friends. If you're living in Crest Hill, your commute time will align closely with the national average, spanning a one-way duration of approximately 28 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Crest Hill could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to search. 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, commute, health & safety, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Crest Hill and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Crest Hill to Illinois and the national average.

Crest Hill has a livability score of 60/100 and is ranked #839 in Illinois and #17,157 in the USA. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in Crest Hill may not be a pleasant experience. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Crest Hill has higher than average grades for the following: crime (B+), cost of living (B+) and housing (A). There is at least one category that did not score well in Crest Hill. The following was graded with a concerning score: amenities (F) and education (F).

A healthy real estate market serves as a key economic indicator. It could signify overall local economic strength, stability and reflects consumer confidence in the area. Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Crest Hill has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Crest Hill 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 Crest Hill. Median real estate prices in Crest Hill come in at $173,700, which is 0.6% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Crest Hill, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 0% lower than the Illinois average.

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      Crest Hill transportation information

      Statistic Crest Hill Illinois National
      Average one way commute28min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.6%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.3%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.4%4.4%4.6%
      Source: The Crest Hill, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).