These Are The Top 25 Best Places To Live In Illinois


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There are tons of great places to live in Illinois — but which cities are the best ones?

Niche.com, which aims to “give you all of the data, reviews, and insights in one place to make your search as easy as possible,” released its 2021 Best Places to Live in America rankings. The data can be broken down by area type, public schools grade, cost of living and more. Plus, Niche breaks down the best places to live in any city or state in the U.S.

Stacker, a data journalism hub, listed out the Top 10 places to live in Illinois using data from Niche. The report notes:

“On the list, there’s a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums.”

So, which places are the best places to live in Illinois? Here are the Top 25:

  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

See the rest of the best places to live here.


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