West Chicago, IL

Population: 27,420 livability score shield

Key findings

  • West Chicago has a Livability Score of 75/100, which is considered excellent
  • West Chicago crime rates are 52% lower than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in West Chicago is 11% higher than the Illinois average
  • West Chicago real estate prices are 37% higher than the Illinois average
  • Rental prices in West Chicago are 13% higher than the Illinois average

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      Top Rated Schools in West Chicago

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Norton Creek Elementary SchoolPK - 533661%
      Benjamin Middle School5 - 827257%
      Indian Knoll Elementary SchoolKG - 539032%
      Community High School9 - 122,05128%
      Wegner Elementary SchoolKG - 541225%
      Gary Elementary SchoolKG - 556423%
      Leman Middle School6 - 81,34118%
      Turner Elementary SchoolKG - 538917%
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      West Chicago, IL: Convenience and Community
      West Chicago, IL is one of the farther west suburbs of the Chicago area. West Chicago is a fun town to visit, with one of the main attractions being the Turtle Splash Water Park. West Chicago is also home to the county's main airport, Du Page Airport, which serves mostly businesses and cargo airliners. West Chicago is a safe community with a well trained police force keeping the crime rates low. The public school system is excellent with a low student to teacher ratio thus keeping students first.

      Shopping and nightlife in the city are decent. West Chicago is close to Schaumburg, which houses Woodfield Mall (one of the largest malls in America) and is close to other nightlife and shopping experiences. The weather in the city compares normally to that of the rest of the area. Snowy and frigid winters with humid and hot summers.

      Overall, West Chicago is an excellent city to live in. It is perfect for raising a family and is a cost-effective option to the suburbs located closer to the city.
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      Source: The West Chicago, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).