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A+ Hoffman Estates Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Hoffman Estates Cost of Living Cost of living is 19% higher than Illinois
Hoffman Estates
11818% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hoffman Estates cost of living
A+ Hoffman Estates Crime Total crime is 59% lower than Illinois
Total crime
99864% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10164% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
12%Year over year crime is up
Hoffman Estates crime
B- Hoffman Estates Employment Household income is 50% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$88,73360% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,27525% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%18% lower than the US average
Hoffman Estates employment
B- Hoffman Estates Housing Home value is 45% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$252,60037% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,17724% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Hoffman Estates real estate or Hoffman Estates rentals
C+ Hoffman Estates Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%6% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Hoffman Estates K-12 schools or Hoffman Estates colleges

Living in Hoffman Estates, IL

Located in the state of Illinois, Hoffman Estates is a medium-sized city with a population of 51,727 inhabitants. Hoffman Estates is known to be family friendly as more than 82% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 56% of residents also have children under the age of 18. When traveling to work, spending unnecessary time in your vehicle is not ideal. Across all of America, the average one way 26 is commute time minutes, unfortunately, living in Hoffman Estates offers up a higher than average one way commute time of 30 minutes.

Living in Hoffman Estates can be a positive experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Hoffman Estates and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, education and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics Hoffman Estates has received a livability score of 79 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 91st percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Hoffman Estates is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. The cherry on top is that Hoffman Estates also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Hoffman Estates ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), employment (B-) and housing (B-). There are some categories that Hoffman Estates scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and weather (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Hoffman Estates on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Hoffman Estates has a violent crime rate of 97 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Hoffman Estates has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Hoffman Estates. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Hoffman Estates are affordable. Median real estate prices in Hoffman Estates come in at $252,600, which is 44.5% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Hoffman Estates, the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 3.3% lower than the Illinois average. Real estate appreciation rates in Hoffman Estates are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Hoffman Estates homes comes in at 3.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 5.8%.

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I received a ticket for driving on a suspended license in Hoffman Estates. I was arrested and my car was towed.I proved without a doubt that the State of Illinois should have never issued the suspended license decision, and appeared in front of a smug beyond belief "hearing officer" to seek to recover the $500 fee the city of Hoffman Estates assessed me to have my car towed.Might as well have appeared in the train station because the whole charade was a railroad job from the get go.Extortion is alive and well in the far below average little community of Hoffman Estates.But, there is some measure of justice I am going to extract. I have a convention of 350 retailers coming into the area for a three day meeting in early 2019, and had decided on Hoffman Estates as the place it would be held. Easily close to $1,000,000 in convention business will now be moved.Hope HE enjoys my $500.Slimey place.
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Stay away from Hoffman Estates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Used to be a nice clean place to live. Now, all areas are run down with dead trees, broken fences, overgrown lawns and houses that need major upkeep.You go to any store now it's all foreigners. The school district is a joke with overpaid teachers and their ridiculous benefits and scam of a pension.Most of the strip malls are garbage. Again, most run by foreigners.And the HE government (overpaid) is another joke. They even have the nuts to charge you when you move out. Typical.How's the Sears and AT&T tax money doing?Soon Hoffman will be like Carpentersville except without the trailer homes.Do yourself a favor, go live somewhere else.
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Hoffman Estates, IL - The Suburb Right in the Middle of it All

I have lived in Hoffman Estates for almost eight years now. I moved to Hoffman Estates from a nearby suburb and not one day goes by that I regret the decision. It's perfectly located as a northwestern suburb of Chicago, just a 40 minute drive to all the city has to offer. Well, 40 minutes when it's not construction season. It's only about 25 minutes away from O'Hare Airport for the jetsetters and visiting family. It is literally right next to Schaumburg and one of the largest shopping malls in the Chicagoland area, Woodfield Mall. It's also just a quick drive north to Six Flags Great America Amusement Park and 30 minutes west brings you out to the countryside (according to this suburban born and raised native) of Illinois. Hoffman Estates is really in the center of all the Chicagoland action.

Hoffman Estates offers perfect suburban living. It has all the major stores and restaurants as well as the charming mom and pop stores. Sears, Roebuck and Company is headquartered in our enormous Prairie Stone Business Park and there is even a branch of Northern Illinois University located here. Employment opportunities are high in the actual town due to the large number of corporate offices located here, like Sears, AT&T, and Mary Kay. It's also a very easy daily commute to Schaumburg or Chicago from here.

It's a safe city, crime levels are way below the national average. Nightly walks around my neighborhood and taking advantage of the many state forest preserves are some of my favorite leisure activities. Of course, Hoffman Estates is not immune to the notorious Chicago weather where we can start out the day with the sun shinning and warm breeze, and end it in a windy snow fall. The weather keeps things interesting as I always say. I wouldn't raise my family anywhere else.
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Source: The Hoffman Estates, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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