Wood Dale, IL

Population: 13,908

Key findings

  • Wood Dale has a Livability Score of 68/100, which is considered average
  • Wood Dale crime rates are 20% lower than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Wood Dale is 16% higher than the Illinois average
  • Wood Dale real estate prices are 22% higher than the Illinois average
  • Rental prices in Wood Dale are 37% higher than the Illinois average

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      Honestly, move somewhere else

      I live in Wood Dale and honestly, am less than thrilled with it. The taxes are high and the schools are not very good. Parts of Wood Dale go to Bensenville schools, which are even worse. I didn't find that out until I purchased my home. Very disappointing in itself (take five minute and look up Illinois's interactive report card and look and Bensenville schools and you'll see for yourself). In addition, there is not much to do in Wood Dale. Yet, perhaps one of the worst parts of this town is the need to deal with the village. They will find any reason to deny a permit. We wanted to put in a pool and applied for a permit. Every time we went there to apply, we suddenly needed something else. The last time, they needed the entire pool manufacturer's manual photocopied (seriously?!?!). Despite our attempts and dealing with countless frustrations, we were denied the permit, due to the fact that many homes in Wood Dale have side yards. While many of my neighbors have pools in their side yards, we apparently cannot. I have owned homes in other villages, and quite frankly, I have never seen anything like this. All of the neighbors around here complain about the nonsense the village will put you through when you attempt to apply for any type of permit. Honestly, there are times that it feels like you have no control over what you want to do with your property. Between the schools, taxes, lack of things to do in the community and the village, it really is not worth moving to Wood Dale.
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      A Quaint City

      Wood Dale is a quaint little place to live in. This is a residential community that surrounds the city of Chicago. I love that it is close to big cities and it is close to the Chicago O'hare airport.

      If you are pursuing the state of Illinois to reside in, this is a great location to live in. The city is small, but the community in the city of Wood Dale, Illinois is tight. Most of the residents commute to the bigger cities to complete their daily work, but the money that they earn stays in the city.

      Entertainment can be found here in the city. Because of the varying mid-west climate the multiple types of entertainment include outdoor activities as well as museums and some of the most unique restaurants. This city is strong and alive. It is also a great mini vacation outside the big city if you choose to live there or close to the city.
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      Source: The Wood Dale, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).