Choosing a Safe Neighborhood in Chicago
Feb 11, 2020
There are a lot of great places to live in Chicago. From the hipster vibe of Logan Square to the artsy flair of Bridgeport, there are neighborhoods to fit every personality. But are they safe?
It turns out, many of them are. According to Niche.com—which ranks neighborhoods based on crime, schools, cost of living, etc.—the short commuting times to downtown, plenty of transit stops, and walkability make the neighborhoods below some of Chicago’s safest places to live.
Safest Places to Live in Chicago
While this area may be known for its high-rise apartment buildings and (most notably) for being the home of the Chicago Cubs, it also features one of the lowest per capita crime rates in Chicago at .0088.
Logan Square not only boasts a low per-capita crime rate, but it’s also walkable, features a ton of entertainment and dining hot spots, and easy ways to commute downtown.
Just north of Lakeview, Lincoln Park is a favorite destination for residents and tourists alike with family-friendly venues like the Chicago History Museum, the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory, and North Avenue Beach.
West Loop is touted by many as the “foodie” capital of Chicago. But it also brings pedestrian and bike-friendly streets, community parks and, excellent public schools to the table.
Beyond these four gems, River North, Edison Park, Beverly, and Hyde Park neighborhoods also have much to offer. You might even be able to score a home at an affordable price point in an up and coming area like Avondale.
Whatever neighborhood you choose, you should look around to see if it's walkable, what the commuting options are, and perhaps most importantly, how connected it is. Internet speeds can have a significant effect on your home security system, so if you’re planning on putting down roots in an area of town without broadband, it’s essential to work with security professionals to get the most out of your system.
If you are interested in talking to a professional security company about the options available for your home, contact us today for a free evaluation.