Livability Score

71
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (2) F
AMC Classic Peru Mall 8
Cinema
Super Bowl
Bowling Alley
Unknown Name
Stadium
Stage 212
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (7) F
Culver's
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Steak 'n Shake
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Rudy's Liquor Store
Alcohol
KFC
Fast Food
E&B Tabacco & Liquor
Alcohol
Sportsman's Tap
Bar
Rosati's
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
The Dog House
Fast Food
Jerry's Tap Room
Bar
Doc's Bar
Bar
Fitness (0) F
Groceries (2) F
Hy-Vee
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Valley Food Center
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Cinco de Mayo Bakery
Bakery
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Little Lotus Organic Produce
Grocery Store
Parks (15) C-
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Centennial Park
Park
Baker Memorial Park
Park
28th Street Park
Park
Washington Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Baker Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
McKinley Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Sunset Park
Park
Market Square
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Hegeler Park
Park
Saint Marys Park
Park
Mattheissen Park
Park
Pulaski Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Sadie's Indoor Playground
Playground
Mary Hegeler Carus Park
Park
Mitchells Grove Nature Preserve
Park
Shops (17) F
Peru Mall
Mall
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Big Lots
Department Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Big Lots
Department Store
Rex Audio Video
Electronics
Target
Department Store
RadioShack
Electronics
AT&T
Electronics
Menards
Home Improvement
Sapp Bros Travel Center
Convenience Store
Kohl's
Department Store
Kay Jewelers
Fashion
Rent-A-Center
Furniture
Lee Nails
Beauty
Speedway
Convenience Store
Sprint
Electronics
Marty's Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Herrcke Hardware
Home Improvement
Valley Flowers
Florist
The Flower Mart
Florist
Exposure Salon & Day Spa
Beauty
Hair's What's Happening
Hairdresser
Kelley Cawley
Clothing
Scout Outdoor Apparel
Clothing
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Peru.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.0%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Peru is 88/100 - which is 8% lower than Illinois.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
A
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime A+

Peru crime rates are 1,460 per 100k, which is 26% lower than Illinois
Property Crime
1,379 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
82 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment D+

The median income in Peru is $52,635 - which is 11% lower than Illinois.
Med. Household Income
$52,635
D-
Unemployment Rate
3.7%
C
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health C-

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (5)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Illinois Valley Community Hospital
Hospital
Finkelstein Eye Associates
Clinic
Aspen Dental
Dentist
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Saint Margaret's Hospital
Hospital
Spring Valley Police Department
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing A+

Peru home prices are $130,700 - which is 25% lower than Illinois
Home Price
$130,700
F
Home Appreciation Rate
11%
B+
Home Affordability
2.5x (home price to income ratio)
A+
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schools D

The Peru graduation rate is 87% - which is 3% higher than Illinois
School Test Scores
39%
F
High School Grad. Rates
87%
B-
Elementary Schools (3) F
Northview Elem School
Parkside Middle School
Peru Catholic School
La Salle Peru Christian School
Northwest Elem School
Jackson School
Lincoln Jr High School
Trinity Catholic Academy
Dalzell Grade School
Lighted Way Association
John F Kennedy Elem School
High Schools (1) F
La Salle Peru Christian School
La Salle-Peru Twp High School
St Bede Academy
Lighted Way Association
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ratings A

Peru has an overall rating of 82% from 3 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (2)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Peru Reviews

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Come Spend the Day in Peru 4 rating By The__Illusive__Man ( Mar 19, 2015) The immediate area of Peru has 28,000 people. Peru has the stores and restaurants/fast food places of an area of 40,000 people, plus is very near-to Starved Rock state park, Illinois Valley Community College, and of course-the Illinois River. He has never been to far into the res ...Read More idential area, and it all looked so-so. That was along the main roads, so do not take his word on it. Then again, there is a Liberty Village retirement home right along IL-251, which had well-taken care of homes and apartments for retired people.

Just a side note to two fast food restaurants: The Wendy's (right across the street from the mall) is very high-quality and has good service, and has the ultimate soda machine (the one with hundreds of soda options). The Culver's, which is very near-to the Liberty Village retirement area, is the most beautiful Culver's that he has ever seen. That was said because of the great layout of window's, the stone entrance wall, and the very clean tables-which is hard to come by these days.

All in all, Peru is a great place to visit, and is a great place to retire. The non-retirement home living in Peru is probably pretty good, but he had not been far enough into Peru to give an honest evaluation on the housing. Thank you for reading his whole review-he probably went on for too long. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Peru? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Centennial Park
Baker Memorial Park
28th Street Park
Washington Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

AMC Classic Peru Mall 8
Super Bowl
Unknown Name
Stage 212

Food & Drink

Culver's
Dairy Queen
Wendy's
Steak 'n Shake
Arby's
McDonald's
Taco Bell
Subway

F Commute

Is public transit available in Peru? Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Peru.
Drive to Work
82%

5% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

B+ Health & Safety

Is Peru a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Illinois Valley Community Hospital

Pharmacies

Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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