Niles Community Information


Elementary school-aged children who live in Niles are served by six school districts: East Maine School District 63, Park Ridge-Niles School District 64, Golf School District 67, Niles Elementary School District 71, Fairview School District 72, and the Niles Township District for Special Education 807. Private elementary and middle schools are also available to serve students. High school students attend schools in the Maine Township High School District 207 or in the Niles Township Community High School District 219. Private high schools such as Joseph Academy, Northridge Preparatory School and Notre Dame High School are also located in Niles.

For students looking to continue their education, colleges around the area and in Chicago include Oakton Community College, Art Institute of Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, and Northwestern University.

Economy & Job Market

The economy and job market in Niles is stable and diverse, offering a variety of industries such as health care, construction, educational services, financial and insurance, and professional, scientific and technical services. For residents commuting into Chicago and the surrounding areas of Niles, there are three Amtrak stations near Niles. The Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport and Kenosha Regional Airport offers travelers and professionals the luxury to fly in and out of Chicago and Niles as they please.

Attractions & Points of Interest

Niles is home to a number of festivals, events and attractions. Perhaps the most famous attraction in Niles is the Leaning Tower of Niles, a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Built to exactly one-half scale, the Niles Tower is a constant source of tourist revenue and hosts the yearly Summer Concert Series. Another fun fact about Niles is that this city has four sister cities: Pisa, Italy; Nafplion, Greece; Leixlip, Ireland; and Limanowa, Poland.

Residents of Niles can also take a day trip to the Windy City, which is only a half-hour's drive away. Chicago offers world-class art, culture, cuisine, sports and more to residents and visitors alike. For the artistically minded, there are the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the collections at the Art Institute of Chicago. If you like museums, you might want to consider visiting the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago Academy of Science or the Museum of Science and Industry. Live animal exhibits include the Lincoln Park Zoo and the John G. Shedd Aquarium.

If you're interested in sports, Chicago has a team for you! Baseball fans can watch the Cubs and White Sox, football fans can catch a Bears game at Soldier Field, and basketball fans have former world-champions in the Bulls. Chicago is also home to hockey, soccer, and women's basketball teams.

Parks & Recreation

Residents of Niles have an abundance of options when it comes to leisure and recreational activities. The Niles Park District operates more than 20 parks covering a total of 95-plus acres. Some of the attractions in the system include an indoor ice-skating and hockey rink; basketball, volleyball and tennis courts; softball and baseball fields; community pools and miniature golf. The local YMCA also provides arts and crafts classes as well as dance and fitness facilities. The area is especially well known for its golf. Dozens of courses offer challenges for golfers of any age or ability, including the Tam Golf Course on the shores of the Chicago River.

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