If you think Elmhurst offers a safe respite from the hustle and bustle of nearby towns, you’re not alone. Elmhurst was just ranked in the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. 2016 by NeighborhoodScout.com. Coming in at number 87, Elmhurst joins Lake in the Hills (# 6), Wheaton (# 21), Glenview (#37) and Northbrook (#74).

Data used to determine rankings includes crime rates and population of each city, and the study looked only at cities with populations over 25,000.  Analysis includes crime reported by all law enforcement, including local police, county sheriff and campus police.

Other benefits that gave Elmhurst its high ranking include an excellent school system, college-educated residents and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties.

The study also took into consideration home prices in Elmhurst, where real estate consistently ranks among the most expensive in Illinois.

Nationwide, Ridgefield, Conn. ranked highest for safety, and East St. Louis, Ill. was ranked most dangerous.

For more information on what makes Elmhurst such a safe place to live and raise a family, visit www.gmregroup.com or call us at (630) 441-5570.