Livability Score

81
/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 D

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (0) F
Entertainment (3) C-
Historic Peterstown House
Museum
Capitol Theater
Theatre Arts
RMC 8 Cinema
Cinema
Food and Drink (7) F
Arby's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Hardee's
Fast Food
KFC/Taco Bell
Fast Food
Fitness (2) A+
VFW Hall Metzger Crook Post
Community Centre
VFW Hall Metzger Crook Post 6504
Community Centre
Groceries (3) F
Ahne's
Bakery
Schnucks
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Parks (14) A+
Koenigsmark Park
Park
Waterloo Town Square
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Waterloo Historic District
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
William Zimmer Memorial Park
Park
Lions Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Konarcik Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Lakeview Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (3) F
Waterloo Lumber
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
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commute A-

Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Waterloo.
Public Transit Stops (21)
Stops & Stations
A+
Market at Columbia
Bus Stop
Market at Norma
Bus Stop
Market at Talbot
Bus Stop
Market at Hecker
Bus Stop
Market at 1st Street
Bus Stop
Market at 1st Street
Bus Stop
Market at Pautler Place
Bus Stop
Market at Pautler Place
Bus Stop
Market at 3rd Street
Bus Stop
Market at 3rd Street
Bus Stop
4th Street at Library
Bus Stop
4th Street at Main
Bus Stop
4th Street at Main
Bus Stop
Market at Covington
Bus Stop
Market at Covington
Bus Stop
Market at Plaza
Bus Stop
Market at Plaza
Bus Stop
Market at Illinois Route 3
Bus Stop
Market at Illinois Route 3
Bus Stop
Illinois Route 3 at HH Road
Bus Stop
Illinois Route 3 at Country Club
Bus Stop
Illinois Route 3 at Hanover
Bus Stop
Illinois Route 3 at Hanover
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.0%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Waterloo is 96/100 - which is equal to Illinois.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D+
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crime B-

Waterloo crime rates are 1,861 per 100k, which is 6% lower than Illinois
Property Crime
1,590 crimes per 100k
C+
Violent Crime
271 crimes per 100k
B-
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employment A-

The median income in Waterloo is $71,207 - which is 20% higher than Illinois.
Med. Household Income
$71,207
B-
Unemployment Rate
2.2%
A+
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health F

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (3)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
D-
Waterloo Fire Department
Fire Station
Monroe County Fire Department
Fire Station
Family Practice Associates
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Waterloo home prices are $204,400 - which is 17% higher than Illinois
Home Price
$204,400
B+
Home Appreciation Rate
13%
A-
Home Affordability
2.9x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools A-

The Waterloo graduation rate is 90% - which is 6% higher than Illinois
School Test Scores
59%
D+
High School Grad. Rates
90%
B+
Elementary Schools (5) A+
Waterloo Junior High School
W J Zahnow Elem School
Sts Peter & Paul School
Rogers Elem School
Gardner Elementary School
High Schools (2) F
Gibault Catholic
Waterloo High School
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ratings A+

Waterloo has an overall rating of 88% from 9 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (8)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Waterloo, IL: All The Warm Fuzzies! 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 28, 2018) In all my 34 years of living in Waterloo, Illinois I can honestly say I have never had a bad day based on where I live. Of course I've had bad days for other reasons, but honestly living here has helped me get through a lot of rough times. Waterloo has some of the most amazing pe ...Read More ople you could ever hope to meet anywhere. So many or like close family more than just neighbors. Many of us agree that this is one of the best areas in Illinois to call home. We take pride in our fantastic school system, the fact that there are plenty of jobs to go around and food on every table, and we all chip in and make sure that our homes and neighborhoods reflect the very best of our amazing community.


All of us enjoy getting out and heading off to some of the great attractions we have here in Waterloo and in nearby Chicago. There's the Budweiser Brewery Experience tour, Crystal City Underground, the wonderful St Louis Zoo, Myseum museum of children's activities, the Saint Louis Science Center, and one of my all-time favorites, Marsan Canoe and Kayak tours. Read Less
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D Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Waterloo? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Koenigsmark Park
Waterloo Town Square
Unknown Name
Waterloo Historic District
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
William Zimmer Memorial Park
Lions Park

Entertainment

Historic Peterstown House
Capitol Theater
RMC 8 Cinema

Food & Drink

Arby's
McDonald's
Burger King
Dairy Queen
Sonic
Hardee's
KFC/Taco Bell

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Waterloo? Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Waterloo.
Drive to Work
78%

1% 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 Waterloo a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Doctors

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