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Best Places To Live In Lake Forest, IL

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  • Lake Forest, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 18,881
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Kenilworth, IL
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,613
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  • Libertyville, IL
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,435
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  • Barrington, IL
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,449
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  • Deerfield, IL
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,686
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  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 75,721
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  • Northbrook, IL
  • 7.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,538
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  • Morton Grove, IL
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,413
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  • Glencoe, IL
  • 8.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,870
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  • Northfield, IL
  • 10.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,374
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  • Winnetka, IL
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,437
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  • Edison Park, Chicago, IL
  • 16.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,128
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  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,554
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • 5.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,910
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  • Park Ridge, IL
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,567
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  • Tower Lakes, IL
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,149
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  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • 4.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,291
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  • Wilmette, IL
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,367
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  • Highland Park, IL
  • 4.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,780
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  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,950
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  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • 3.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,758
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  • Palatine, IL
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 69,098
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  • Third Lake, IL
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,266
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  • Bartlett, IL
  • 23.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,475
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  • Glenview, IL
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 46,559
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  • Schaumburg, IL
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 74,366
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  • Hoffman Estates, IL
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 51,727
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  • Cary, IL
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,946
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  • Itasca, IL
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,502
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  • Evanston, IL
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 75,472
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  • Golf, IL
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 533
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  • Forest Glen, Chicago, IL
  • 17.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 18,298
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  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 54,552
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  • Mundelein, IL
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,550
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  • Roselle, IL
  • 21.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,911
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  • Bloomingdale, IL
  • 23 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,221
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  • Grayslake, IL
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 21,053
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  • Norridge, IL
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,023
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  • Niles, IL
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,628
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  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,377
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  • Des Plaines, IL
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 58,755
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  • Indian Creek, IL
  • 6.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 768
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  • Knollwood, IL
  • 3.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,729
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  • Lake Villa, IL
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,916
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  • Deer Park, IL
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,409
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  • Green Oaks, IL
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,832
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  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,251
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  • South Barrington, IL
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,766
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  • Spring Grove, IL
  • 24.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,578
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  • North Barrington, IL
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,972
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  • Oakwood Hills, IL
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,115

Listed above are the best places to live in Lake Forest, 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 - Lake Forest, IL, followed by the best places to live near Lake Forest, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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