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Places With The Best Education System In Illinois 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score69
  • Oak Brook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,988
81
  • Western Springs, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,133
  • I have lived in this city all my life. There is no other place I can call home. I have undergone the full public education system and even changed elementary schools. It’s a city with very impressive…[read more]
75
  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,291
80
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,758
77
  • Northfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,374
78
  • Glencoe, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,870
83
  • River Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,217
  • Lived here for twenty plus years--what a terrific place to raise a family! We moved here for the excellent schools, which are rated as some of the best in Illinois. Taxes are high, but you get what you…[read more]
83
  • Wilmette, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,367
  • There’s no many things biblical about Wilmette, but it fits. Everyone who lives here has a sense of compassion for their neighbor. Throughout the day, you’ll find many of them out and about, which I…[read more]
83
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,438
  • Hinsdale, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located to the west/southwest of the city. It is a diverse and welcoming community and definitely geared more towards the upper middle-class with the higher…[read more]
81
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,641
78
  • Campton Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,500
  • Campton Hills is a city within Kane County that houses more than 11,200 residents. When you look at the transportation aspect for the city, it has the highest amount of air departures and the most rail…[read more]
77
  • Inverness, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,844
79
  • Northbrook, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,538
  • I love living in Northbrook! My husband and I moved here from New York when he got transferred to the Chicago office. This Northbrook was the perfect option for us because we needed to be close to the…[read more]
81
  • Deerfield, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,686
  • I had an exceptional time with my family while living in Deerfield Illinois. The community that is 25 miles from Chicago, promotes family, fun, and leisure activities. This city houses the headquarters…[read more]
86
  • Grandwood Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,471
78
  • Orland Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,241
83
  • Monee, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,098
78
  • Barrington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,449
  • Barrington; the best city to reside! I have lived in this city for eight years. I like the manner people in this city interact with each other and is an excellent place to raise a family. The town has…[read more]
80
  • Naperville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 145,789
  • On June 7 traveling with my daughter and her son I drove her car to the Naperville commuter station. I parked in the public lot north of the station in stall #829. I then went to the station to pay on…[read more]
88
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 74,366
  • schaumburg is a very nice place.but it is also very expensive.if you have the money it is great .there is lots to do there. lots of resteraunts and overall a very nice place to live. The prices on the…[read more]
85
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,721
  • Im a liberal and this place is great. im also a transgender and idetify as a vending machine and people accept me around here. i acted like a vending machine and someone put a $1 inside of me since i was…[read more]
77
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,554
  • I lived in Buffalo Grove, Illinois for about 8 years in my mid-twenties. I lived on the north side which is more commercial than the southern side which is more residential and family friendly. There…[read more]
85
  • Geneva, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,732
  • Geneva, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago, but you honestly would never know it's anywhere near such a big city. It's a nice place that has a semi-country feel to it. The public transit system is…[read more]
77
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,881
  • We like living in Lake Forest. It is a beautiful town, with terrific beach, quaint downtown and good schools. The area has good restaurants, lots of things to do, shopping, etc. Also we like the express…[read more]
81
  • La Grange, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,688
  • I've lived in La Grange for almost 11 years, and I've loved all of them. There's a great sense of community and everything. You should definitely live…[read more]
70
  • Long Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,065
80
  • Winnetka, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,437
  • I experienced beautiful vivacity while living in Winnetka Illinois. The city is located in Cook County. Cedar Lake is about 16 miles from Chicago’s central downtown area. The town is highly affluent,…[read more]
61
  • Hawthorn Woods, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,590
83
  • Lisle, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,989
  • Lisle is a great place for a family. I never hear about crime and it has a family feel to it. It is close to 2 different malls (yorktown and fox valley) and because it is so close to Naperville there is…[read more]
81
  • Wheaton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,568
  • I have lived in Wheaton, Illinois for a few years now. It has quickly become my favorite place to live. I love its deep-rooted sense of community. This is a very family friendly town. Living here is like…[read more]
87
  • Waterloo, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,197
  • In all my 34 years of living in Waterloo, Illinois I can honestly say I have never had a bad day based on where I live. Of course I've had bad days for other reasons, but honestly living here has helped…[read more]
73
  • Oak Park, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,989
  • Oak Park was apparently a fantastic place to raise a family or enjoy a young, single lifestyle with various public transportation options at some point. Currently? OMFG. Crime. Crime. Crime. Between the…[read more]
84
  • Libertyville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,435
  • It’s nice. One of the few places without bull poop. I like it there. But remember IT’S COLD! But there’s nothing really bad about…[read more]
81
  • Itasca, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,502
  • Although I might have went to some bad dining places, Itasca isn't so bad. The hotel I stayed at with my family was great, especially the…[read more]
85
  • Glen Carbon, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,782
  • I adore living here, I moved here because I so love their parks. It is a large suburban city with an atmosphere that offers its residents affordable living. With that being said, the job market here is…[read more]
75
  • Manhattan, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,405
82
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,742
  • I lived in Elmhurst, Illinois about 10 years ago and for a suburban community with a relatively modest population, about 32,000, it was a relatively quiet community. I was fortunate enough to live close…[read more]
76
  • Glenview, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,559
  • An elegant midwestern city situated approximately 25 minutes from downtown Chicago. Glenview, Illinois holds approximately 46,000 people. The winters are tough, but the summers go unmatched. Lake…[read more]
86
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,044
  • Living in Edwardsville, IL is a beautiful place. We have many parks. We have an industrial town that was merged with us, making our city even larger than it originally was. Edwardsville is named after…[read more]
83
  • Lakemoor, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,313
81
  • Glen Ellyn, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,894
  • In my opinion there is no better place to live than Glen Ellyn. It is a vibrant and bustling city. There are many young people and new families in the area to make sure that there is always something to…[read more]
77
  • Morton Grove, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,413
  • I have lived in Morton Grove, IL for the last 10 years and have yet to find a better mid western area for young professionals. This city is packed with local amenities that make entertainment,…[read more]
78
  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,736
  • Burr Ridge is the kind of place that everyone dreams of calling home. I love living in Burr Ridge because it has an amazing quality of life. There are many restaurants, shops, gyms, and places to hang…[read more]
83
  • Morton, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,343
  • Morton. IL is one of those places you pray you will find when you are ready to pull up stakes and relocate. I know that was the case with me 11 years ago when I moved here. I have been living in Morton…[read more]
78
  • Hoffman Estates, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,727
  • I received a ticket for driving on a suspended license in Hoffman Estates. I was arrested and my car was towed.I proved without a doubt that the State of Illinois should have never issued the suspended…[read more]
70
  • Wilmington, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,010
80
  • Riverside, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,779
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  • Hickory Hills, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,858
  • I have lived in Hickory Hills, IL my whole life. For those with families or starting a family, you will be very pleased with the public school system here. I have enjoyed growing up here and the…[read more]
77
  • Lindenhurst, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,380
  • Living in Lindenhurst is quiet the thrill for my family and I. Knowing the struggle coming from a strict western home, I was lucky enough to find my footing here in Lindenhurst. I was lucky enough to…[read more]
88
  • Algonquin, IL
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,413
  • Algonquin, IL is situated as one of the farthest of the northwest suburbs of Chicago. It boasts an excellent public school system, and the crime is low especially compared to other surrounding suburbs.…[read more]

Moving to a new city in Illinois is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Illinois with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Illinois is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in Illinois, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.