Illinois Town Named The 'Most Underrated' In The State

By Logan DeLoye

May 9, 2024

Late afternoon on the canal.
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Have you ever heard the cliche, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder?" This popular statement is used to convey that one might see beauty in something another does not. A prime example of this would be a town. Someone might think that a particular town is the greatest place to live in all the world, while another is totally unaware of how special it is. People's opinions are directly related to preference and experience.

Given the above information, there is one town in each state that was perhaps overlooked by many the first time around. This town holds the reputation of the "most underrated town" in the entire state because of how special it came to be in the eyes of visitors across the globe despite not being the most popular destination for travelers.

According to a list compiled by Cheapism, the most underrated town in all of Illinois is La Salle.

Here's what Cheapism had to say about the most underrated town in Illinois:

"With history dating to the Native American Mud Builders who dominated the area until the 1600s, LaSalle was one of the towns that sprung up when the dream of linking the Illinois Valley to Chicago by canal became a reality. Today, it's one of the best places to live in the state, thanks to its farmers market and dozens of restaurants and bars — not to mention affordable housing."

For a continued list of the most overlooked and underrated places across the United States visit

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