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Best Places To Live In Cary, IL

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  • Cary, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 17,946
  • Cary and the surrounding areas have great activities that are ideal for nature lovers and history buffs. There are also popular evening hangouts where you can grab a meal with friends. Tracks is one of…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Algonquin, IL
  • City: 4.8mi / 7.7km away
  • 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]
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  • South Elgin, IL
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.3km away
  • Population: 22,274
  • South Elgin is located just south of Elgin, Illinois and is a far west suburb of Chicago. The city is known for being excellent for families by having a great public school system and having well-policed…[read more]
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  • Schaumburg, IL
  • City: 15.2mi / 24.5km away
  • 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]
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  • Lake in the Hills, IL
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.5km away
  • Population: 28,908
  • Lake in the Hill is one of those small towns outside of a major city that’s a mix of the strange and developing. Living in there, you quickly gather that there’s something weird about the people. For…[read more]
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  • Grayslake, IL
  • City: 14.4mi / 23.2km away
  • Population: 21,053
  • Grayslake, Illinois is located near the border with Wisconsin but is still considered a far north suburb of Chicago. It is home to many excellent and safe neighborhoods and to College of Lake County. The…[read more]
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  • Pistakee Highlands, IL
  • City: 13.3mi / 21.5km away
  • Population: 3,263
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  • Grandwood Park, IL
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 5,471
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  • West Dundee, IL
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.0km away
  • Population: 7,369
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  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • City: 15.9mi / 25.6km away
  • 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]
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  • East Dundee, IL
  • City: 7.9mi / 12.7km away
  • Population: 3,125
  • I can not think of one bad thing about East Dundee. the best way I can describe my little town is like living in a Norman Rockwell painting! Neighbors are all friendly and seem to be genuine. Quite at…[read more]
85
  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • City: 4.6mi / 7.4km away
  • Population: 40,475
  • I currently live in an area called Crystal Lake that is located in Illinois. There is so much to love about this area including the excellent education as well the the local amenities in this area. I was…[read more]
85
  • Third Lake, IL
  • City: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 1,266
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  • Island Lake, IL
  • City: 5.3mi / 8.5km away
  • Population: 8,025
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  • Libertyville, IL
  • City: 15.5mi / 24.9km away
  • 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]
84
  • Lakemoor, IL
  • City: 9.0mi / 14.5km away
  • Population: 6,313
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  • Venetian Village, IL
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.0km away
  • Population: 2,623
  • I have lived in Venetian Village for 18 years. Prior to the housing crash, the people here were friendly, and worked hard to maintain their properties. Now, there are many houses that are un kept and…[read more]
82
  • Trout Valley, IL
  • City: 1.1mi / 1.8km away
  • Population: 537
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  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • City: 17.0mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 7,291
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  • Lake Catherine, IL
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • Population: 1,888
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  • Roselle, IL
  • City: 18.1mi / 29.1km away
  • Population: 22,911
  • Roselle is a great place to live. Homes are well kept, plenty of restaurants, and beautiful parks. We feel extremely safe and there is a strong sense of community with block parties and summer fests. …[read more]
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  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • City: 8.4mi / 13.5km away
  • Population: 19,950
  • My family and I valued our experiences while living in Lake Zurich Illinois. The city is a smaller segment of Chicago and is named for its lake. It is a great place to raise families. I have confidence…[read more]
82
  • Port Barrington, IL
  • City: 3.6mi / 5.7km away
  • Population: 1,490
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  • Deer Park, IL
  • City: 8.9mi / 14.4km away
  • Population: 3,409
81
  • Indian Creek, IL
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 768
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  • Mettawa, IL
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.2km away
  • Population: 462
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  • Itasca, IL
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.4km away
  • 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]
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  • Huntley, IL
  • City: 10.2mi / 16.4km away
  • Population: 25,831
  • Living in Huntley, it is interesting to watch how the tiny little city has grown and expanded over the years. When I was a boy, we had a single elementary school and a single high school/ Now, the best…[read more]
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  • Palatine, IL
  • City: 12.4mi / 20.0km away
  • Population: 69,098
  • Like with every area theres a ghetto but 90% of Palatine is safe. The downtown has been newly redone with a fair amount of bars/shopping and places to eat all within walking distance. Though…[read more]
81
  • Hainesville, IL
  • City: 12.4mi / 20.0km away
  • Population: 3,671
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  • Mundelein, IL
  • City: 12.9mi / 20.8km away
  • Population: 31,550
  • The city of Mundelein, Illinois is a suburb located approximately 35 miles north of Chicago with a population of 31,064. This quaint little village has been around since the mid 1600's, initially the…[read more]
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  • Bull Valley, IL
  • City: 9.6mi / 15.4km away
  • Population: 1,213
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.9km away
  • Population: 25,910
  • Vernon Hills has lots of great things to do whether you're welcoming friends or family into the city or want to find more local activities that your loved ones will enjoy. Locations like Beerhead Bar…[read more]
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  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • City: 14.9mi / 24.0km away
  • Population: 23,377
  • Living in Rolling Hills, IL has been a pretty good experience. There is hardly any crime here, but I don't know if I intend on staying in this area once my kids are a little bit older because the schools…[read more]
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  • Prospect Heights, IL
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • Population: 16,331
  • Prospect Heights, Illinois is one of Chicago's northwest suburbs. It is home to an excellent public school system with a low student to teacher ratio that is perfect for learning young minds as it gives…[read more]
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  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 54,552
  • If you are planning to visit the city of Mount Prospect, IL, then you will never experience a dull moment. I have traveled to this city and have found it to be quite entertaining. One main attraction is…[read more]
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  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • 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]
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  • Volo, IL
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.4km away
  • Population: 3,576
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  • Barrington, IL
  • City: 7.5mi / 12.1km away
  • 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]
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  • Union, IL
  • City: 15.2mi / 24.4km away
  • Population: 484
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  • Long Lake, IL
  • City: 12.7mi / 20.4km away
  • Population: 3,564
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  • Kildeer, IL
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.7km away
  • Population: 3,976
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  • Streamwood, IL
  • City: 13.7mi / 22.1km away
  • Population: 40,552
  • Living in Streamwood is amazing. I never thought I was one for small cities. I grew up in Chicago and was used to endless shopping trips and tons of takeout options. I didn't learn to cook until I was…[read more]
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  • Fox Lake Hills, IL
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • Population: 2,196
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  • Riverwoods, IL
  • City: 18.4mi / 29.5km away
  • Population: 3,759
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  • Tower Lakes, IL
  • City: 5.0mi / 8.0km away
  • Population: 1,149
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  • Carpentersville, IL
  • City: 6.5mi / 10.5km away
  • Population: 38,275
  • I lived in Carpentersville for a few years and it was a decent place to live in. It's a short drive northwest of Chicago, so if you work in or close to the city it's a decent choice. The homes are…[read more]
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  • Bensenville, IL
  • City: 23.5mi / 37.8km away
  • Population: 18,431
  • Moving has never been an easy task, but moving to Bensenville, has always been the best move. I have lived in this place since I was 9 and could not recommend any other. Let me start with a nutshell of…[read more]
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  • North Barrington, IL
  • City: 6.0mi / 9.7km away
  • Population: 2,972
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  • Sleepy Hollow, IL
  • City: 9.0mi / 14.5km away
  • Population: 3,338
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  • Bartlett, IL
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 41,475
  • If your child has a bus stop in front of a park DO NOT expect that the City will shovel the sidewalk. Your child will stand in snow until the bus comes to get them. I had to go out and shovel so the kids…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Cary, IL for 2021. 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 - Cary, IL, followed by the best places to live near Cary, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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