These Are The 10 Safest Places to Live in DuPage County

Explore DuPage County’s safest places to live in 2024, ranked by Niche.

Buying a home isn’t just a contract to the property, it can be a lifelong commitment to the surrounding community, too. 

Feeling safe in a community is a major factor for families when it comes to choosing where to plant roots. Luckily, Niche, a website offering rankings and statistics on towns, schools and colleges, also publishes a ranking of the safest places to live. See the rankings below to find out how towns in DuPage County stack up. 

These statistics were calculated based on specific crime rates. Data for these categories come from the FBI, CDC and user generated data sources. You can find the full methodology here.

Here are the top 10 safest places to live in DuPage County on the list. 

Safest Places to Live DuPage County

Naperville

  • Average home value: $482,600
  • Population: 149,089

Naperville boasts many parks and forest preserves, including popular Centennial Beach. It earns an “A+” from Niche for excellent public schools. 

Read more: Fun Things to Do with Kids in Naperville

Clarendon Hills

  • Average home value: $570,600
  • Population: 8,658

This suburb is very safe, offers an easy commute and has excellent public schools options. Clarendon Hills has a station on Metra’s BNSF Line, providing daily transit between Aurora, Illinois and Chicago, too.

Hinsdale

  • Average home value: $962,700
  • Population: 17,169

The affluent suburb of Hinsdale offers families excellent public schools, outdoor activities and jobs options. Hinsdale’s downtown area is a National Register Historic District.

Lisle

  • Average home value: $401,000
  • Population: 23,499

Residents of Lisle enjoy excellent public schools, a diverse city and good outdoor activity options. For little ones interested in baseball and basketball, the Bulls/Sox Training Academy located in Lisle offers year round programs for kids. 

Elmhurst 

  • Average home value: $516,900
  • Population: 45,648

With a dense suburban feel, Elmhurst families enjoy excellent public schools and great outdoor activity options. Every year, the town hosts the popular Art in Wilder Park event with more than 125 booths.

Glen Ellyn

  • Average home value: $516,600
  • Population: 28,304

The safe suburb of Glen Ellyn offers residents excellent public schools and great recreation options, including the Ackerman Sports Center, Spring Avenue Recreation Center, Main Street Recreation Center and Sunset Pool Aquatic Center. 

Willowbrook

  • Average home value: $347,200
  • Population: 9,177

Willowbrook offers residents access to ten community parks, the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve and more. It earns an “A+” in the public schools category from Niche, too. 

Oak Brook

  • Average home value: $825,600
  • Population: 8,065

Oak Brook earns an “A+” from Niche in the public schools and good for families categories. It offers residents a sparse suburban feel with many restaurants, coffee shops and parks. 

Wheaton

  • Average home value: $430,600
  • Population: 53,673

For families, the Wheaton Public Library is a huge draw–it’s frequently ranked as one of the top ten libraries in the nation. Wheaton also hosts the annual DuPage County Fair and houses the historic Grand Theater, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Downers Grove 

  • Average home value: $425,000
  • Population: 49,996

The safe suburb of Downers Grove is home to many parks and forest preserves. Some highlights include Doerhoefer Park and the Hidden Lake Forest Preserve


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Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn
Amanda Rahn is a freelance journalist and copy editor. She is a graduate of Wayne State University’s journalism school and of the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. Amanda is a lover of translated contemporary fiction, wines from Jura and her dog, Lottie.

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