Where to live in Illinois

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Ranked 1st best city in Illinois

"15 Year Resident- My husband was Born and Raised here!"

- Julia Corkey
Naperville is a great place to live. Close to major highways, and the Metra train. You can get to anything you need quickly, much open late hours. Very close to a Major mall. The downtown is a gre...
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Ranked 2nd best city in Illinois

"Small town and a big city"

- almostsinglemom
Chicago has so many neighborhoods and areas in it that describing it as a whole is darn near impossible. There are areas that have incredible shopping and busy with a cosmopolitan feel. There are al...
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Unranked Cities



"Great neighborhood, location and schools!"

- Shane Halleman
Packford Lane is one of five streets inside the Parkside at Countryside townhome community in Aurora. The subdivision contains about 180 units and is currently managed by Foster-Premier. This neighb...
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"Small Town Illinois"

- lsims
I have lived in this west suburban hide-away for over 20 years. In this time, what was once a small boring town has developed into the perfect place for families and young adults alike. It has the...
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Bedford Park


"Not what it used to be"

- Tjq1986
71st street is not what it used to be when I lived there 4 years ago. The crime right has risen a lot, seems to be a lot of gang activity now. But people do still live there and there are a lot of goo...
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"friendly neighborhood for the cost conscience buyer"

- lmllsk8s
South 16th street is a great place to live. It is only a brief walk from historical downtown Belleville, which provides many neat shops, services, and a great enviroment. The YMCA in downtown Bellevil...
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"Berwyn - The Biggest Little City Around"

- StuG
Berwyn is 4 square miles of happiness, remember this is a little "urban area" city - it's not quiet suburbia, unless you want it to be. It's a working mans town, with many blue collar and executive t...
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Blue Island


"Historic City with lots of potential."

- JasonBerry
If you're looking for a vintage home with a friendly scale, love to walk, bike or take the train, and want to know your neighbors, this is the place for you. Homes from the 1840s to 1940s, Victorians...
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"Great for Families"

- AresidentF
Good schools, a great zoo, access to transportation, restaurants, bars, quiet neighborhood, affordable homes.
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"Great Neighborhood"

- BrinleyBrinley
Nice area. Close to Randall Road and easy access to I-90. Great schools.
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Crystal Lake


"Very Nice Chicago Suburb"

- JackLotito
I have lived here for 12 years and I love it here. The schools are great, the community is very nice. Many beautiful parks exist in Crystal Lake, so theres' plenty to do outside of shopping....
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"Darien’s official slogan is “a nice place to live it should..."

- Neal Paskvan
as a real estate broker for Baird and Warner. It’s my job to know everything there is about all the neighborhoods and areas in Downers Grove’s/Darien/ Darien’s official slogan is “a nice place to l...
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"Cozy new neighborhood, great for young families"

- jlbio
I just moved here and it seems great for families. Every house seems to have children and pets. The elementary school is only 3 blocks away and there is very little traffic.
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"DG second to only Naperville and Hinsdale"

- ShawnCampbell1
Downers Grove is a great city, has great schools, is very freindly. Beats out other surronding cities such as Lisle, Westmont, Woddridge, Glen Ellyn.
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"Diamond in the Rough"

- Deidra
Vogel Place is one of those rare neighborhoods where your neighbors have been your neighbors for decades. The homes and yards are neatly maintained, and the neighbors certainly look out for each other...
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"Cute, efficient town"

- GillianG
Elk Grove is a cute place to live, very modern yet cozy. Entertainment at every corner, from a theater, bowling alley, library, water park and more! Being experienced myself, there's tons of hangout p...
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"Suburban Life Perfected"

- BCoughlin
I have a long history with Elmhurst. I was born in Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, the old one, and I've had a fair number of doctor visits since then in the hospital and nearby clinic. The hospital rec...
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Elmwood Park


"A beautiful place to move to"

- teamchicago
Elmwood Park is an excellent place to move to if you are looking for an affordable and safe place to raise your family. It borders the Northwest side of Chicago and is located in Cook County. There i...
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"Home by the Beach, the parks and the trees!"

- BCoughlin
I've lived in Evanston for about a year and a half now, and I'm loving it. I won't pretend it's perfect, since nothing is, but it's a safe, fun town, with great views of Lake Michigan, and clean, fun...
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"Quiet, family oriented street, plenty of school. "

- terikajohnson
This street is right in the hub of the sometimes busy downtown area of Flossmoor. There are several schools with excellent ratings in the neighborhood, from preschool to high school.
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