Lake in the Hills 86 Exceptional
Lake in the Hills Livability #10 ranked city in Illinois#865 ranked city in the USARanks better than 97% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Lake in the Hills Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Lake in the Hills Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Illinois
Lake in the Hills
1044% more expensive than the US average
Illinois
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lake in the Hills cost of living
A+ Lake in the Hills Crime Total crime is 78% lower than Illinois
Total crime
51580% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 19580% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Lake in the Hills crime
C+ Lake in the Hills Employment Household income is 45% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$85,89555% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,10311% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% lower than the US average
Lake in the Hills employment
A- Lake in the Hills Housing Home value is 17% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$204,00010% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,36544% higher than the US average
Home ownership
83%30% higher than the US average
Lake in the Hills real estate or Lake in the Hills rentals
D+ Lake in the Hills Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
91%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
46%6% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
44:1176% higher than the US average
Lake in the Hills K-12 schools
A Lake in the Hills User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Lake in the Hills
Overall user rating
82% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
90% 7 total surveys
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Living in Lake in the Hills, IL

Lake in the Hills, Illinois is a moderately-sized city with a population of 28,908 people. The majority of Lake in the Hills residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Lake in the Hills has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 77% of the population is classified as married and 48% have kids.

Living in Lake in the Hills can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Lake in the Hills and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and other important metrics.

The livability score in Lake in the Hills is 81/100 and the city is ranked in the 95th percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the US average, Lake in the Hills ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Lake in the Hills also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Lake in the Hills has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+) and housing (A-). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Lake in the Hills. The following was graded with a concerning score: weather (D-).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Lake in the Hills, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Lake in the Hills gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 87 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

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

Assuming that Lake in the Hills meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Lake in the Hills. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Lake in the Hills are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Lake in the Hills come in at $204,000, which is 16.7% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lake in the Hills, the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 20% lower than the Illinois average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Lake in the Hills area were 5.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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      Source: The Lake in the Hills, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).