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A+ Rolling Meadows Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Rolling Meadows Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% higher than Illinois
Rolling Meadows
11414% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rolling Meadows cost of living
A+ Rolling Meadows Crime Total crime is 39% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,48746% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6846% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
56%Year over year crime is up
Rolling Meadows crime
C Rolling Meadows Employment Household income is 11% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$65,54618% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$33,29612% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%3% higher than the US average
Rolling Meadows employment
B- Rolling Meadows Housing Home value is 26% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$220,40019% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,22930% higher than the US average
Home ownership
71%11% higher than the US average
Rolling Meadows real estate or Rolling Meadows rentals
D+ Rolling Meadows Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
85%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
48%3% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Rolling Meadows K-12 schools or Rolling Meadows colleges

Living in Rolling Meadows, IL

Rolling Meadows is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 23,377 people. Rolling Meadows has a population density of 4,153 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Rolling Meadows residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Rolling Meadows might be a good fit as 74% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 56% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Rolling Meadows is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Illinois, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Rolling Meadows and in the areas around Rolling Meadows is a much easier task.

Rolling Meadows, IL receives 76/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #75 in Illinois and #4,410 in the USA. Based on this score, Rolling Meadows would be considered a very livable city! If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Rolling Meadows has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Rolling Meadows. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F) and weather (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Rolling Meadows has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Rolling Meadows gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 92 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

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 available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Rolling Meadows is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Rolling Meadows come in at $220,400, which is 26.1% higher than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Rolling Meadows, the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 13.3% higher than the Illinois average. Real estate appreciation rates in Rolling Meadows 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 Rolling Meadows homes comes in at 4.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.9%.

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Compare Rolling Meadows, IL Livability To Other Cities

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Rolling Hills, IL: Close to everything!

Living in Rolling Hills, IL has been a pretty good experience. There is hardly any crime here, but I don't know if I intend on staying in this area once my kids are a little bit older because the schools aren't that great.

Some of the best areas in Rolling Hill, IL are actually right outside of town. There's great shopping at Woodfield Mall which is just a couple miles out of the city and Arlington Park is a great place to watch the horse races.

Living here is pretty expensive, it's one of the main reasons we are thinking about relocating. Not only with housing but also basic expenses like food and gas seem to be less expensive just a few towns over. Fortunately, other areas are pretty accessible. We really enjoy catching shows at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre on the weekends. The parks around Rolling Hills, IL are beautiful as well. The safety in Rolling Hills is worth having to drive a bit further.
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