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A+ Forest Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Forest Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% higher than Illinois
Forest Park
11010% more expensive than the US average
Illinois
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Forest Park cost of living
F Forest Park Crime Total crime is 55% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,79938% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2738% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-1%Year over year crime is down
Forest Park crime
D+ Forest Park Employment Household income is 13% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$51,5527% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$37,00324% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%45% higher than the US average
Forest Park employment
C+ Forest Park Housing Home value is 18% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$205,50011% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9672% higher than the US average
Home ownership
53%17% lower than the US average
Forest Park real estate or Forest Park rentals
F Forest Park Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
31%37% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Forest Park K-12 schools

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Compare Forest Park, IL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Forest Park, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Mount Greenwood, Chicago7712.918,990
Edison Park, Chicago779.611,128
O'hare, Chicago746.812,706
Forest Glen, Chicago74918,298
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Clearing, Chicago716.624,934
Norwood Park, Chicago718.137,477
Jefferson Park, Chicago718.226,594
North Center, Chicago698.634,931

Best Cities Near Forest Park, IL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Indian Head Park, IL868.13,823
St. John, IN8334.515,777
Crown Point, IN8239.528,743
Clarendon Hills, IL818.78,641
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Algonquin, IL8132.730,413
Lake in the Hills, IL8133.528,908
Grandwood Park, IL8137.15,471
Schaumburg, IL8017.774,366
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Attractions10/10
Community9/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
Shopping8/10
Forest Park is a beautiful and charming little city that is a quick drive away from the more bustling, busy city of Chicago. Living in Forest Park has been a great experience for me, and now that I've been here half a decade, I can't imagine living anywhere else. We have great shopping and even better food. The best areas to get a taste for our cuisine are Gaetano's, a quaint little Italian restaurant I love, and the Scratch Kitchen and Lounge if you're looking for unique and tasty spins on your typical comfort foods.

We have a lot of cool history here, including an amusement park which burnt down in a huge fire in the early 1920's, and a theater that was open for a long stretch of time. Every summer we host a slow-pitch, glove free softball tournament that is the talk of the town for weeks. It really is fun living here, and if I ever get bored, there's always Chicago a short drive away.
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Source: The Forest Park, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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