Best Places To Live In Illinois 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Winnetka, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,366
87
  • Leland Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,521
86
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,898
86
  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,066
86
  • Kenilworth, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,648
85
  • Glencoe, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,824
85
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,914
84
  • Wilmette, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,345
84
  • Barrington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,830
84
  • Deerfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,476
84
  • Highland Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,819
84
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,548
84
  • Long Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,017
84
  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,678
84
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,464
83
  • Geneva, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,662
83
  • Morton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,493
83
  • Rochester, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,725
83
  • La Grange, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,675
83
  • Northbrook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,396
83
  • Wheaton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,406
83
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,105
83
  • Washington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,525
83
  • Forsyth, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,690
83
  • Libertyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,398
83
  • Bannockburn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,460
83
  • Park Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,511
83
  • Kildeer, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,917
83
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,849
83
  • Mahomet, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,592
83
  • Northfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,332
83
  • Glenview, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,400
83
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,613
83
  • Port Byron, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,707
83
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,372
83
  • Plainfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,641
82
  • Mascoutah, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,675
82
  • Frankfort, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,100
82
  • Glen Ellyn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,394
82
  • Freeburg, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,252
82
  • River Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,211
82
  • Flossmoor, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,339
82
  • Teutopolis, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,863
82
  • Chatham, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,131
82
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,577
82
  • Mount Zion, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,830
82
  • Dunlap, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,592
82
  • Normal, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,082
82
  • Smithton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,706
82
  • Sycamore, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,473
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 12,868,747 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.