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Best Places To Live Near East Side, Chicago, IL

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  • East Side, Chicago, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 22,550
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Indian Head Park, IL
  • City: 19.1mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 3,823
89
  • St. John, IN
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 15,777
  • I have lived in St. John, Indiana all of my life and would never even consider living anywhere else! People here are friendly and personable which is really great! There's all kinds of fun things to do…[read more]
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  • Munster, IN
  • City: 11.2mi / 18.0km away
  • Population: 23,103
  • The beauty about living in Munster, Indiana is it's reputation for its Urban Lifestyle! The town provides lots of opportunity for shopping, is only about 45 minutes from Chicago, located not too far from…[read more]
87
  • Dyer, IN
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.5km away
  • Population: 16,133
  • Living in Dyer, so close to Chicago, has all the perks of a big city without the hassle of living right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Life here is good; it is definitely one of the best…[read more]
87
  • Orland Hills, IL
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.7km away
  • Population: 7,241
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  • Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 9.5mi / 15.2km away
  • Population: 18,990
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  • Hometown, IL
  • City: 10.2mi / 16.5km away
  • Population: 4,343
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  • Highland, IN
  • City: 11.8mi / 19.0km away
  • Population: 23,107
  • I lived here till I moved 2 years ago. This town is in the middle of everything, which is nice. You just have to drive 20 minutes to the mall, or 30-45 minutes to get into Chicago which is awesome. There…[read more]
84
  • Schererville, IN
  • City: 16.1mi / 25.9km away
  • Population: 28,899
  • Living in Schererville, close knite community, it’s a small town outside of a major city. It was a nice place to grow up, but there’s nothing to really do outside of a few good restaurants, decent…[read more]
83
  • River Forest, IL
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • 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
  • Western Springs, IL
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.1km away
  • 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]
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  • Griffith, IN
  • City: 13.7mi / 22.0km away
  • Population: 16,583
  • Living in Griffith is quiet, peaceful, and laid back. We could do with some better housing since there isn't a lot of it available and some of it needs to be fixed up a bit, and the weather can get…[read more]
81
  • Forest Glen, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 22.7mi / 36.6km away
  • Population: 18,298
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  • La Grange, IL
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.2km away
  • 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]
81
  • Riverside, IL
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.0km away
  • Population: 8,779
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  • Merrillville, IN
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 35,268
  • 2000 was the last year I lived there, having moved farther east to a kinder, gentler community that cared. Merrillville was never supposed to exist - it was unincorporated town in Ross Township, not a…[read more]
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  • La Grange Park, IL
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.1km away
  • Population: 13,596
  • It's was fair living here, it's an industrial and cultural city. I particularly love the easy access to the various rail and bus services; offered. What I also liked about the area was their economic…[read more]
80
  • Hickory Hills, IL
  • City: 15.2mi / 24.4km away
  • 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]
79
  • Brookfield, IL
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 18,966
  • The primary ecosystem of Brookfield, Illinois is oak savanna. The town is only 13 miles west of downtown Chicago. The total land area is 3.07 square miles. If you like outdoor festivals, then check out…[read more]
79
  • Berkeley, IL
  • City: 23.1mi / 37.1km away
  • Population: 5,201
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  • Norwood Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 23.7mi / 38.2km away
  • Population: 37,477
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  • Palos Park, IL
  • City: 15.2mi / 24.4km away
  • Population: 4,934
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  • Portage, IN
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • Population: 37,054
  • Portage is a great little city right on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. I've been living in Portage for a couple years now and am pretty satisfied with the area so far. The winters can be a little…[read more]
78
  • Palos Hills, IL
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.1km away
  • Population: 17,545
  • Palos Hills, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located to the southwest of the city. Palos Hills boasts itself as a family-centered, quaint, and welcoming community. The city itself is definitely geared…[read more]
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  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • 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]
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  • Orland Park, IL
  • City: 18.1mi / 29.1km away
  • Population: 58,612
  • I been living in this town for the last 20 year, and I still love this town, However I been seen a lot changes in the last 5 years. Some very good changes some not that great school education is one of…[read more]
78
  • Stickney, IL
  • City: 14.4mi / 23.2km away
  • Population: 6,778
77
  • Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 64,965
  • I live in Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL and have done so for over twenty years. One of the larger neighborhoods, it is bordered on the north by Diversey, west by the north branch of the Chicago River,…[read more]
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  • Oak Forest, IL
  • City: 13.3mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 28,055
  • Living in Oak Forest Illinois has been such a wonderful treat. Oak Forest offers so much to our community and it is true suburb living. Transportation is provided all over so you don't have to worry…[read more]
77
  • Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 22.5mi / 36.2km away
  • Population: 26,594
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  • Whiting, IN
  • City: 3.7mi / 6.0km away
  • Population: 4,870
  • Mascot Museum? One time and you've seen enough. Community? The ones around me are *-holes. Nightlife? Bars,bars,breweries,oh,a crappy theater. Dining? One good restaurant. And shopping? Dollar…[read more]
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  • Mokena, IL
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.7km away
  • Population: 19,839
  • Mokena, Illinois is one of Chicago's farther south suburbs located close to the city of Joliet. Mokena is the ideal suburb, with plenty to do for the family and easy access to the city of Chicago via the…[read more]
76
  • Highland CDP, IN
  • City: 11.8mi / 19.0km away
  • Population: 4,256
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  • Westchester, IL
  • City: 20.8mi / 33.4km away
  • Population: 16,719
  • This small village has a quaint charm and is has extraordinary events held every month by the community. It is full of beautiful homes that create an inviting hometown feeling in this city. I personally…[read more]
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  • East Hazel Crest, IL
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 1,595
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  • Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 13.8mi / 22.2km away
  • Population: 35,441
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  • Chicago Ridge, IL
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.3km away
  • Population: 14,368
  • I grew up in Chicago Ridge and only moved a few towns away for a few years then moved back. My kids went to the same schools I went to as a child. This is a nice mostly quiet community. Most homes are…[read more]
75
  • Frankfort, IL
  • City: 21.7mi / 34.9km away
  • Population: 18,415
  • This is the best place in the USA to work, play and raise a family! Our town may be small, but our heart is big and it shows no matter what street you choose to walk down! I especially love spending a…[read more]
75
  • Dunning, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 21.6mi / 34.8km away
  • Population: 43,244
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  • Melrose Park, IL
  • City: 21.7mi / 34.9km away
  • Population: 25,422
  • Living in Melrose is great as long as you don't mind the cooler temperatures and rain. There are a ton of amenities in the area and we do have public transit if you need it. We have coffee shops,…[read more]
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  • Evergreen Park, IL
  • City: 8.6mi / 13.9km away
  • Population: 19,849
  • Evergreen Park, Illinois is one of Chicago's west/southwest suburbs. It is a peaceful and more affluent community, and boasts an exceptional public school system. Evergreen Park has a good police…[read more]
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  • Berwyn, IL
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 56,414
  • My husband and I have owned property in Berwyn for 15+ years. The city of Berwyn has been HORRIBLE to deal with and I honestly believe has an incredibly corrupt inspection system. We have had the…[read more]
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  • Northlake, IL
  • City: 23.8mi / 38.3km away
  • Population: 12,339
  • I've enjoyed living in Northlake Illinois for my entire life and cherish the small-town climate. The great amenities are great here. Northlake has strong academics for quality education. It is one of the…[read more]
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  • Justice, IL
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 12,957
  • I've been living in Justice Illinois for 8 years and have enjoyed the friendly neighbors and great small-town feel that has become home for me and my family. Justice has very little crime and is a great…[read more]
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  • Clearing, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 13.0mi / 21.0km away
  • Population: 24,934
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  • Lyons, IL
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 10,571
  • I love living in Lyons, Illinois. This is a suburb of Chicago and it is quickly growing. The town has recently had tons of upgrades including freshly paved streets, new parks and recreational fields, and…[read more]
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  • O'hare, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 23.9mi / 38.5km away
  • Population: 12,706
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  • Ogden Dunes, IN
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.7km away
  • Population: 1,138
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  • Edgewater, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • Population: 48,951
  • I have lived in Edgewater most of my life. My family moved here from Atlanta when I was just two years old. I enjoy relaxing walks on the waterfront. We have good public transportation, transportation,…[read more]
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  • Hobart, IN
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 28,693
  • The thing about Hobart is that it the most family oriented place I have lived. Schools are great, the community is safe, and there are always events going on around town. With the old-time feel of…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in East Side, Chicago, 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 - East Side, Chicago, IL, followed by the best places to live near East Side, Chicago, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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