Best Places To Live In Illinois 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Winnetka, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,210
86
  • Leland Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,740
86
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,594
85
  • Kenilworth, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,669
85
  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,853
85
  • Glencoe, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,728
84
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,068
84
  • Wilmette, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,202
84
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,093
84
  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,590
83
  • Deerfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,452
83
  • Barrington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,739
83
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,434
83
  • Highland Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,909
83
  • Long Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,031
83
  • La Grange, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,563
83
  • Bannockburn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,456
83
  • Rochester, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,712
83
  • Morton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,255
83
  • Forsyth, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,785
83
  • Glenview, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,478
83
  • Geneva, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,588
83
  • Wheaton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,155
83
  • Washington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,052
83
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 44,385
82
  • Northbrook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,095
82
  • Northfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,234
82
  • Kildeer, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,952
82
  • Flossmoor, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,387
82
  • Park Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,266
82
  • Mascoutah, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,578
82
  • Frankfort, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,787
82
  • Port Byron, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,720
82
  • River Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,174
82
  • Plainfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,030
82
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,679
82
  • Chatham, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,807
82
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,667
82
  • Mahomet, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,230
82
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,621
82
  • Freeburg, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,549
82
  • Libertyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,388
82
  • Glen Ellyn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,503
81
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,214
81
  • Mount Zion, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,703
81
  • Breese, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,805
81
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,221
81
  • Sleepy Hollow, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,348
81
  • Highland, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,434
81
  • Normal, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 52,986
AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Illinois for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Illinois is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Illinois has a population of 12,823,860 and a population density of 222.3 people per square mile. The capital city is Springfield and the largest city in Illinois is Chicago. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.