With just under 84,000 residents, Cicero is one of the nicest places to live in Cook County, Illinois. The city has great schools and a diverse community that is welcoming to all, as well as a low crime rate. Yearly festivals and cultural events make this vibrant community a great place to raise a family or retire.
Deciding on housing choices can be difficult. You need to weigh the pros and cons of renting, buying, leasing or even rent to own opportunities. You need to examine your unique situation, gather information and make the best decision for yourself or your family. The average listing price in Cicero is $95,624. The median home sale price is $80,000. 52.93% of homes are owner occupied in Cicero. The apartment vacancy rate is at 13.17%
Cicero has great places to dine that are unique to the city. Here are some of the ones you should check:
One of the few remaining Eastern European restaurants in the area, Klaus does everything extremely well. The Goulash is fantastic and so is the Svickova, which is pickled beef with vegetable gravy. The prices are reasonable and you can wash everything down with beer.
These are the best tacos in the area. The tamales also get rave reviews. The sauces are all homemade and many are made to order. Friendly service and great food make this place one of the best in the area.
This is the place to go for a nice Italian dinner. This is Italian from the old country and it's fantastic. The pizza is also pretty good, but this is more of a traditional Italian dinner kind of place. Their steaks are cooked to perfection, and the pasta can't be beat.
This is the best pizza in Cicero. The ravioli is outstanding, as is just about everything else on their menu! This is a great place for a first date or to just hang out with friends.
Festivals and events bring a community together. There are two major festivals that take place in Cicero each year that you don't want to miss!
This yearly festival has food, rides and great music. It attracts thousands of visitors to Cicero each year. Everybody has a great time at this fun-filled festival highlighting the greatness of America.
Cinco de Mayo
This yearly celebration highlights the culture of Mexico and is great fun for the entire community. Be sure to sample some of the delicious food local restaurants cook up for this celebration.
Here are some neighborhoods in Cicero you should know about:
Moderate income, nice schools and small homes. This area has few rentals so if you find one grab it quick!
This is another moderate income area, but it has more rentals available here. You can take a little extra time choosing a place here, but you still don't want to wait long. The spillover from Central means you will still have to make a decision pretty fast.
This is a middle income neighborhood with above average schools and more choices in rental properties. There are plenty of vacancies here so take your time.
This is a middle income neighborhood with good schools, better rental prices and more vacancies. This is about perfect as far as choices go in the rental market.
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