These Are The Top 25 Best Places To Live In Illinois

By Kelly Fisher

March 17, 2021

The rankings are in. is a research hub that uses data to compare schools and colleges.

Here's how it works:

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Now, the site ranked the best places to live in 2021, broken down state-by-state.

The best places to live in each state also included the best suburbs, the best counties, the best places to raise a family, places with the best public schools, best places to buy a house, and more.

So, is your hometown on the list?

These are the top 25 Best Places to Live in Illinois:

  1. Clarendon Hills
  2. Long Grove
  3. Buffalo Grove
  4. Naperville
  5. Evanston
  6. Western Springs
  7. Bannockburn
  8. Oak Park
  9. Hinsdale
  10. Vernon Hills
  11. Printers Row
  12. Wilmette
  13. La Grange Park
  14. Libertyville
  15. Glencoe
  16. Inverness
  17. Northbrook
  18. Greektown
  19. Lisle
  20. Lincolnshire
  21. La Grange
  22. Kildeer
  23. Leland Grove
  24. Winnetka
  25. Riverwoods

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