Best Places To Live In Illinois 2017

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Winnetka, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,366
90
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,898
90
  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,066
89
  • Kenilworth, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,648
89
  • Glencoe, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,824
88
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,548
88
  • Wilmette, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,345
88
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,914
88
  • Northfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,332
87
  • Libertyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,398
87
  • Morton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,493
87
  • Deerfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,476
87
  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,678
87
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,464
87
  • Northbrook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,396
87
  • Waterloo, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,102
86
  • Highland Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,819
86
  • La Grange, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,675
86
  • Leland Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,521
86
  • Washington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,525
86
  • River Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,211
86
  • Monticello, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,400
86
  • Bannockburn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,460
86
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,105
86
  • Teutopolis, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,863
86
  • Highland, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,738
86
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,867
86
  • Geneva, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,662
86
  • Barrington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,830
85
  • St. Charles, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,422
85
  • Wheaton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,406
85
  • Glenview, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,400
85
  • Freeburg, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,252
85
  • Park Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,511
85
  • Rochester, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,725
85
  • Byron, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,694
85
  • Geneseo, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,500
85
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,372
85
  • New Baden, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,413
85
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,849
85
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,613
85
  • Long Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,017
84
  • Frankfort, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,100
84
  • Plainfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 40,641
84
  • Mahomet, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,592
84
  • Columbia, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,889
84
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,577
84
  • Naperville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 144,108
84
  • Fulton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,538
84
  • Chatham, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,131
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.