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A+ Woodridge Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Woodridge Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Illinois
Woodridge
1088% more expensive than the US average
Illinois
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Woodridge cost of living
A+ Woodridge Crime Total crime is 49% lower than Illinois
Total crime
1,25554% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8054% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Woodridge crime
B- Woodridge Employment Household income is 30% higher than Illinois
Median household income
$76,85839% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$38,33229% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%20% lower than the US average
Woodridge employment
B Woodridge Housing Home value is 43% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$249,40035% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,15522% higher than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Woodridge real estate or Woodridge rentals
F Woodridge Schools HS graduation rate is 11% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
35%29% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:17% higher than the US average
Woodridge K-12 schools

Living in Woodridge, IL

Woodridge, Illinois is a moderately-sized city with a population of 33,331 inhabitants. In Woodridge, there are 3,464 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Woodridge residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Woodridge is known to be family friendly as more than 81% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 58% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Woodridge, Illinois. With useful information like amenities, weather, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Woodridge and in the areas around Woodridge is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 75/100, Woodridge is ranked #4,801 in the United States and #85 in Illinois. Clearly, Woodridge is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Based on the grades for each individual category, Woodridge has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A+), employment (B-) and housing (B). Woodridge does not fare well for the following: cost of living (D-), weather (D-) and education (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Woodridge on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 116 crimes per 100,000 residents, Woodridge has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

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 Woodridge 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.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Woodridge is real estate affordability. The median home price for Woodridge homes is $249,400, which is 42.7% higher than the Illinois average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Woodridge, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Illinois average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Woodridge area were 3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.1%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Woodridge: Chicago's Little Cousin

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I really like living in Woodridge. It's an enjoyable city, not too far from Chicago, and has everything I need. Woodridge is a little more expensive than other towns in the area but it's reasonable in my opinion. There are a couple major shopping spots on opposite sides of the city so it doesn't feel like you have to go far to do your shopping. There are also a bunch of good restaurants and cafes to choose from.

Finding a job when I first moved here wasn't too hard, and it seems that on average, most jobs in the city pay reasonably well. When it comes to higher education, you may be better off closer to Chicago though. The Waterfall Glen Forest Reserve is, in my opinion, the best area in Woodridge. I've always been a nature buff and it's just a simply beautiful place to visit. If you enjoy being outdoors or having an active life, Woodridge may suit you well.
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