Best Places To Live In Illinois 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Winnetka, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,366
90
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,898
89
  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,066
89
  • Kenilworth, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,648
89
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,548
89
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,914
88
  • Wilmette, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,345
88
  • Glencoe, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,824
87
  • Libertyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,398
87
  • Deerfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,476
87
  • Morton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,493
87
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,464
87
  • Leland Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,521
87
  • Freeburg, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,252
87
  • Northbrook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,396
87
  • Rochester, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,725
87
  • Barrington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,830
87
  • Northfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,332
87
  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,678
87
  • Park Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,511
87
  • Highland Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,819
86
  • La Grange, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,675
86
  • Bannockburn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,460
86
  • Teutopolis, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,863
86
  • River Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,211
86
  • Washington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,525
86
  • Breese, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,577
86
  • Geneva, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,662
86
  • Glenview, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,400
86
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,105
85
  • Byron, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,694
85
  • Wheaton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,406
85
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,867
85
  • St. Charles, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,422
85
  • Long Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,017
85
  • St. Joseph, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,076
85
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,372
85
  • Geneseo, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,500
85
  • Arthur, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,448
85
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,849
85
  • Plainfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,641
85
  • Tremont, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,120
85
  • Frankfort, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,100
85
  • Mount Zion, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,830
84
  • Orion, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,957
84
  • Forsyth, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,690
84
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,613
84
  • Naperville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 144,108
84
  • South Jacksonville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,309
84
  • Carterville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,635
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.