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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Blue Island

I like that you can take the bus anywhere. There is also nice parks around where you can sit out and enjoy the air. Its a friendly neighbohood

The neighborhood is quiet and some of the people are friendly and look out for others. The worsts part is sometimes they forget when they have a party.

We live in a quit trailer park with kids , and grocery stores and shops are less than a mile away. The era where the trailer park is located in a wooded secluded area of of a street that is not a main road which helps keep it quiet.

The schools are mostly very good due to the school did truco being acceptable and better than schools in nearby towns.

Convenient. This is the only neighborhood my youngest son has known his whole life. Close to school.

It?s quiet, not a lot of rowdy teens, good police force, a wonderful rec center, it?s clean. and lots of malls and government offices, easy access to out politicians, and our suburban Mayor.

Who Lives Here

Blue Island Demographics

Education

High School

34%

Associate's

22%

Bachelor's

7%

Master's

3%

Doctorate

35%

Family Size

2 people

37%

3 people

19%

4 people

22%

5 people

14%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

52%

50-100k

31%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

2%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

15%

20-45

36%

45-65

25%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Blue Island?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Dec '23-$950$1200-
Nov '23-$950$1200-
Oct '23-$950$1200-
Sep '23-$950$1200-
Aug '23-$950$1200-
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Dec '22-$955$1195-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Blue Island

Blue Island Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

13%

15-30 Mins

30%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

23%

60+ Mins

13%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5555

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 11 of 21 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 19 of 21 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 12 of 21 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Nightlife, Parks

Things To Do In Blue Island

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 20% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 55% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Blue Island is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Blue Island.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 43% more parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Blue Island could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 38% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 19% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. Significantly more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Blue Island's access to medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 60% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 19% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 100% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. 69% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Blue Island is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 87% fewer gyms than average
  3. 62% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 62% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 29% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Blue Island Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 18 of 21 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 18 of 21 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 16 of 21 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 16 of 21 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 16 of 21 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 14 of 21 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 13 of 21 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 12 of 21 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 11 of 21 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 11 of 21 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 11 of 21 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 11 of 21 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 11 of 21 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 11 of 21 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 12 of 21 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 13 of 21 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 14 of 21 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 15 of 21 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 16 of 21 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 18 of 21 renters

Blue Island Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Blue Island

10/10

G. Kerkstra Elementary School

Grades 1-5 • Public

10/10

Glen Oaks Elemementary School

Grades 2-5 • Public

10/10

Oak Ridge Elemementary School

Grades 2-5 • Public

9/10

Millennium Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

9/10

George W. Lieb Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

8/10
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