Located in the state of Illinois, Streamwood is a mid-sized city with a population of 40,552 residents. In Streamwood, there are 5,208 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Streamwood identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 25% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Streamwood might be a good fit as 75% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 57% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.
Living in Streamwood can be a great 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 Streamwood and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.
With a livability score of 66 out of 100, Streamwood is ranked #15,987 in the United States and #545 in Illinois. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Streamwood ranks well for amenities (A+) and housing (A). There is at least one category that did not score well in Streamwood. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (D-), cost of living (F), weather (D-) and education (F).
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Streamwood, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.
For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Streamwood apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.
Assuming that Streamwood meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Streamwood. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Streamwood are simply unattainable. The median home price for Streamwood homes is $170,700, which is 2.3% lower than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Streamwood, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 26.7% lower than the Illinois average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Streamwood area were 5.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 8%.
|Average one way commute||32min||29min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||83.6%||73.4%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||9.4%||8.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||3.3%||9.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.3%||0.6%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||0.7%||3.1%||2.8%|
|Working from home||2.4%||4.4%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (2)||10||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (5)||32||711|