Loves Park is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 24,499 people. At 90%, the majority of the Loves Park population is White; this is followed by 4% Black and 2% Asian. Loves Park is known to be family friendly as more than 74% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 57% of residents also have children under the age of 18.
Living in Loves Park can be a great experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Illinois, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Loves Park, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather and more.
Loves Park has a livability score of 69 out of 100 and is ranked #359 in Illinois and #12,467 in the USA. Based on the grades for each individual category, Loves Park has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). On a less positive note, Loves Park does not have favorable ranks for the following: weather (D-), education (F) and employment (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Loves Park 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. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Rockford Riverhawks Baseball, Rockford Speedway, and Sapora Playworld.
Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Loves Park is real estate affordability. The median home price for Loves Park homes is $113,400, which is 35.1% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Loves Park, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 23.3% lower than the Illinois average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Loves Park will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Loves Park, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 9.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.4%.
|Average one way commute||21min||29min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||83.5%||73.4%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||10.2%||8.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||0.5%||9.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.2%||0.6%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.4%||3.1%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.5%||4.4%||4.6%|