Description: The village of Niles, located only 15 miles from the loop, is an excellent community for business, recreation, education and, of course, for raising a family
Housing: Homes in Niles are about 30 years old. Ranches predominate, but brick bungalows, bi-levels, split-levels, Cape Cods and Georgians are available.
In 1998 single-family home prices ranged from $45,000 to $750,000 with an average 1998 price of $221,976. Ranches start at $120,000, while larger split-levels and tri-levels can sell for more than $280,000.
Townhouses and condominiums range from $50,000 to $160,000. The average attached-housing sale price in 1998 was $137,544.
Transportation: Both the Edens (I-94) and the Kennedy (I-90) expressways are nearby for a 40-minute drive to the Loop. O'Hare Airport is a 15-minute drive, while a drive to Midway takes 45 minutes.
Metra commuters reach the Loop in 24 minutes from the nearby stops at Park Ridge or Morton Grove. Niles provides free bus service to residents and commuter bus service is available
Schools: Elementary school students attend schools in districts 63, 64 and 71. High school students go to Niles Township Community High School in district 219, which consists of Niles North and Niles West. In 1998 Niles West had an average ACT composite score of 22.4. The composite ACT score of Niles North was 23.3.
Some students attend Maine East High School district 207. In 1998, Maine East had an average ACT composite score of 21.9.