Located in the state of Illinois, Villa Park is a mid-sized city with a population of 21,977 residents. In Villa Park, there are 4,655 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Villa Park is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. 79% of the people in Villa Park (over the age of 15) are married and 50% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.
Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Villa Park could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Illinois if you know where to look. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Villa Park and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Villa Park to Illinois and the national average.
Villa Park has a livability score of 72 out of 100 and is ranked #180 in Illinois and #8,084 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Villa Park ranks very well for amenities (A+) and crime (A+). Villa Park does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F), weather (D) and education (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Villa Park 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. Villa Park gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 133 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 Villa Park is actually affordable. The median home price for Villa Park homes is $229,400, which is 31.2% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Villa Park, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Illinois average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Villa Park were 7.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.8%.
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