Key findings

  • Darien has a Livability Score of 79/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Darien crime rates are 47% lower than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Darien is 18% higher than the Illinois average
  • Darien real estate prices are 71% higher than the Illinois average
  • Rental prices in Darien are 24% higher than the Illinois average

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      Top Rated Schools in Darien

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Concord Elementary SchoolPK - 446265%
      Cass Jr High School5 - 829254%
      Hinsdale South High School9 - 121,48345%
      Lace Elementary School3 - 546543%
      Eisenhower Jr High School6 - 849733%
      Kingswood AcademyPK - 8102n/a
      Our Lady Of Peace SchoolPK - 8236n/a
      Elementary SchoolKG - 2343n/a
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      Darien, Illinois A Nice Place To Live
      Attractions10/10
      Community10/10
      Nightlife9/10
      Dining9/10
      Shopping9/10
      The city of Darien, Illinois is a small town that is located in DuPage County, a western suburb of Chicago. It is a close knit community that is just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Chicago and is a perfect place to live for those who want to be near Chicago but not live in the city.

      Darien has a population of around 22,000 people. It is located just 25 miles west of downtown Chicago. The city is service by Chicago's public transportation system, the Chicago Transit Authority.

      The city boasts itself as "A Nice Place To Live", and that town motto does not disappoint. It is just far enough away from Chicago for those who hate living in the city but close enough to still enjoy all the comforts and attractions that Chicago offers.

      The city prides itself on its public education system, which is known as one of the best in the entire state of Illinois.
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      Source: The Darien, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).