Livability Score

83
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Lemont Street Cafe
Coffee Shop
Jam n' Jelly Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Argonne Cafeteria
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Brewed Awakening
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (2) F
Old Lace School Museum
Museum
National Shrine Museum of St. Thesese
Museum
Hollywood Blvd Cinema
Cinema
Brunswick Zone Woodridge Lanes
Bowling Alley
Willowbrook Lanes
Bowling Alley
Evergreen Gallery
Art Gallery
Unknown Name
Stadium
Unknown Name
Stadium
Cypress Cove
Water Park
William L.Gregg House Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Museum
Downers Grove Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Museum
Unknown Name
Museum
AMC
Cinema
iPic
Cinema
Tivoli Bowl
Bowling Alley
Tivoli Theatre
Cinema
Food and Drink (15) C+
Padrino's Pizza
Fast Food
Darien Tobacco Wine & Liquors
Alcohol
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweets
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Buona
Fast Food
Steak 'n Shake
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Teddy's Red Hots
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
Menchie's
Sweets
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
White Castle
Fast Food
Cozzi Corner Hotdogs & Beef
Fast Food
Zoup!
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Potbelly
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Avolve Fitness
Gym
Club Pilates
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Blast Fitness
Gym
WEST Superior Training
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Right Fit Gym
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
ARC - Athletic Recreational Center
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Life Time
Gym
Spenga
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Yogasix
Gym
Groceries (5) F
Brookhaven Marketplace
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Fruitful Yield
Health Food
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Shop & Save Market
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Mariano's Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Amazon Fresh
Grocery Store
Lassak Market & Deli
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Gordon Food Service
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Meijer
Grocery Store
Jewel-Osco
Grocery Store
Great Harvest Bread Co
Bakery
Nature's Best Market
Grocery Store
Angelo's Foods
Grocery Store
Parks (34) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Lindenwood Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Darien Eisenhower Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Birchwood Park
Park
Mallard Landing Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Smart Oaks Park
Park
Pinewood Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Holly Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Driftwood Park
Park
Shops (21) C+
TT Nails
Beauty
Brookhaven Salon Studios
Hairdresser
Speedway
Convenience Store
Pro Nails
Beauty
Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men
Hairdresser
Shell
Convenience Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Great Clips
Hairdresser
PetSmart
Pets
Sport Clips
Hairdresser
CT Nails Ltd
Beauty
T-Mobile
Electronics
C.J Nails
Beauty
Frugal Muse Books
Books
Card Frenzy
Gift Shop
Ross
Department Store
Best Buy
Electronics
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Feet Feel Spa
Beauty
Home & Manor
Furniture
Avenue
Clothing
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
GNC
Nutrition Supplements
TJ Maxx
Department Store
Borics Hair Care
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 5.4% take public transportation in Darien.
Public Transit Stops (5)
Stops & Stations
B+
Janet & Linden
Bus Stop
Walnut & Warwick
Bus Stop
Nantucket & 79th Street
Bus Stop
71st Street & Exner
Bus Stop
Portsmouth & Farmingdale
Bus Stop
Main & Claremont
Bus Stop
Main & Claremont
Bus Stop
Lemont & 75th Street
Bus Stop
Lemont & 75th Street
Bus Stop
Lemont & Dunham
Bus Stop
Cass & 65th Street
Bus Stop
Lemont & Dunham
Bus Stop
Main & 68th Street
Bus Stop
Main & 68th Street
Bus Stop
75th Street & Dunham
Bus Stop
75th Street & Dunham
Bus Stop
Argonne National Lab
Bus Stop
Main & 67th Street
Bus Stop
Cass & 63rd Street
Bus Stop
Main & 67th Street
Bus Stop
Cass & 63rd Street
Bus Stop
Ridge & 63rd
Bus Stop
Main & Oxford
Bus Stop
Main & Oxford
Bus Stop
Williams & 60th
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
5.4%
B
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Darien is 123/100 - which is 28% higher than Illinois.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime A+

Darien crime rates are 966 per 100k, which is 51% lower than Illinois
Property Crime
825 crimes per 100k
A+
Violent Crime
141 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Darien is $100,771 - which is 70% higher than Illinois.
Med. Household Income
$100,771
A+
Unemployment Rate
3.3%
B-
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health B-

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (10)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Darien Police Department
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
NuWave Dental & Orthodontics
Dentist
Concentra Immediate Care
Clinic
Smiles On Cass
Dentist
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Darien Fire Department
Fire Station
Elite Smiles Dental Care
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Tri State Fire Protection District Station 1
Fire Station
Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection Station 90
Fire Station
Downers Grove Fire Station Number 5
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
Willowbrook Police Department
Police
Westmont Fire Station #3
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Healthy Smile Dental
Dentist
Ausrine Schneider, DDS
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Tri State Fire Protection Disctrict Station 3
Fire Station
Soft Touch Dental
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Darien home prices are $336,800 - which is 93% higher than Illinois
Home Price
$336,800
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
11%
A-
Home Affordability
3.3x (home price to income ratio)
B
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schools B+

The Darien graduation rate is 94% - which is 11% higher than Illinois
School Test Scores
48%
F
High School Grad. Rates
94%
A+
Elementary Schools (8) B-
Eisenhower Jr High School
Elizabeth Ide Elem School
Lace Elem School
Concord Elem School
Marquette Manor Baptist Academy
Cass Jr High School
Prairieview Elementary School
Our Lady Of Peace School
Lakeview Jr High School
Gower West Elem School
Mark Delay School
El Sierra Elem School
Westview Hills Middle School
Kingswood Academy
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Anne M Jeans Elem School
Fairmount Elem School
Kingsley Elem School
Giant Steps Illinois
Gower Middle School
Maercker Elem School
Seton Montessori School
Holmes Elem School
St Scholastica Parish School
Indian Trail Elem School
High Schools (3) F
Marquette Manor Baptist Academy
Hsd 86 Adult Opportunties Pgm
Hinsdale South High School
Ladse-Dhh-Hinsdale South Hs
Giant Steps Illinois
Comm H S Dist 99 - South High Sch
Hinsdale Central High School
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ratings A+

Darien has an overall rating of 89% from 2 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Darien, Illinois A Nice Place To Live 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 10, 2018) 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 l ...Read More ive 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. Read Less
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C Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Darien? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Lindenwood Park
Unknown Name
Darien Eisenhower Field
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
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Entertainment

Old Lace School Museum
National Shrine Museum of St. Thesese
Hollywood Blvd Cinema
Brunswick Zone Woodridge Lanes
Willowbrook Lanes
Evergreen Gallery
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Food & Drink

Padrino's Pizza
Darien Tobacco Wine & Liquors
Dunkin'
Popeyes
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Taco Bell
Buona
Steak 'n Shake

F Commute

Is public transit available in Darien? Of all people who commute, 5.4% take public transportation in Darien.
Drive to Work
76%

equal to the US average

Take Public Transit
5%

equal to the US average

Walk to Work
0%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Darien a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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