Best Places To Live In Illinois 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,898
88
  • Winnetka, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,366
88
  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,066
87
  • Kenilworth, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,648
87
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,548
87
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,914
87
  • Wilmette, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,345
87
  • Glencoe, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,824
86
  • Libertyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,398
86
  • Deerfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,476
86
  • Morton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,493
86
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,464
86
  • Leland Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,521
86
  • Freeburg, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,252
86
  • Northbrook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,396
86
  • Rochester, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,725
86
  • Barrington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,830
86
  • Northfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,332
85
  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,678
85
  • Park Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,511
85
  • Highland Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,819
85
  • La Grange, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,675
85
  • Bannockburn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,460
85
  • Teutopolis, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,863
85
  • River Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,211
85
  • Washington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,525
85
  • Breese, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,577
85
  • Geneva, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,662
85
  • Glenview, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,400
85
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,105
84
  • Byron, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,694
84
  • Wheaton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,406
84
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,867
84
  • St. Charles, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,422
84
  • Long Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,017
84
  • St. Joseph, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,076
84
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,372
84
  • Geneseo, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,500
84
  • Arthur, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,448
84
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,849
84
  • Plainfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,641
84
  • Frankfort, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,100
84
  • Tremont, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,120
84
  • Mount Zion, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,830
84
  • Orion, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,957
84
  • Forsyth, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,690
83
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,613
83
  • South Jacksonville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,309
83
  • Naperville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 144,108
83
  • Trenton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,716
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.