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      Living in Glen Ellyn, IL

      Glen Ellyn is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 27,894 residents. Glen Ellyn has a population density of 4,134 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Glen Ellyn is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Glen Ellyn has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 88% of the population is classified as married and 51% have kids.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Glen Ellyn, Illinois could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is paramount, ensuring a secure environment for you and your family. Proximity to workplaces or schools reduces commuting time and enhances convenience. Access to amenities like parks, grocery stores and healthcare facilities contributes to a comfortable lifestyle. Reliable public transportation options promote easy mobility. A strong sense of community fosters social connections and a welcoming atmosphere. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, health & safety, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Glen Ellyn and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Glen Ellyn to Illinois and the national average.

      The livability score in Glen Ellyn is 82 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 97th percentile of all cities across America. This is a fantastic score, as Glen Ellyn ranks well in multiple categories! Glen Ellyn also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! For each of the livability categories, we see that Glen Ellyn ranks very well for crime (A+), education (A+) and housing (A+). There are some categories that Glen Ellyn ranks poorly for, including: amenities (D-) and cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Glen Ellyn gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 72 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Glen Ellyn can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Glen Ellyn is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Glen Ellyn come in at $410,800, which is 135% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Glen Ellyn, the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 33.3% higher than the Illinois average.

      Glen Ellyn transportation information

      Statistic Glen Ellyn Illinois National
      Average one way commute30min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work68.9%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.6%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit12.2%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.6%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home10.2%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Glen Ellyn, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).