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Best Places To Live In DeKalb, IL

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  • DeKalb, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 43,269
  • I moved to DeKalb, IL about a year ago. I'm still getting used to the idea of being far from my home of Florida, but I had to make the move because of a job. I made it through my first winter in the
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score75
  • Prestbury, IL
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,780
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  • Huntley, IL
  • 22.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,831
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  • Gilberts, IL
  • 23 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,479
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  • Hinckley, IL
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,053
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  • Yorkville, IL
  • 24.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,436
  • I lived here for a very long time. All I can say it there are dry nice restaurants here, and there are the nicest people you will ever meet here I suggest if you wanted to live in Illinois it would be
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  • Campton Hills, IL
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,500
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  • Sycamore, IL
  • 5.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,611
  • Fresh out of my first trip to Florida, I went to this small town for a pumpkin festival on Halloween 2004. While the shows were good, the people were just horrible, both to me and to my parents. During
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  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,288
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  • Big Rock, IL
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,139
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  • Pingree Grove, IL
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,983
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  • Lily Lake, IL
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,253
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  • Sandwich, IL
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,491
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  • Kaneville, IL
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 421
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  • Elburn, IL
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,594
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  • Kingston, IL
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,170
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  • Hillcrest, IL
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,258
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  • Virgil, IL
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 355
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  • Davis Junction, IL
  • 21.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,439
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  • Hampshire, IL
  • 17.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,732
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  • Plano, IL
  • 21.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,929
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  • Maple Park, IL
  • 6.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,273
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  • Waterman, IL
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,527
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  • Genoa, IL
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,930
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  • Malta, IL
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,041
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  • Monroe Center, IL
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 463
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  • Lee, IL
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 358
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  • New Milford, IL
  • 23.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 644
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  • Kirkland, IL
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,662
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  • Rochelle, IL
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,385
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  • Burlington, IL
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 634
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  • Cortland, IL
  • 3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,135
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  • Compton, IL
  • 23.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 259
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  • Steward, IL
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 315
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  • Creston, IL
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 720
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  • Shabbona, IL
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 982
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  • Paw Paw, IL
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 812

Listed above are the best places to live in DeKalb, IL for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - DeKalb, IL, followed by the best places to live near DeKalb, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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