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Best Places To Live Near Oakland, Chicago, IL

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  • Oakland, Chicago, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 5,180
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Indian Head Park, IL
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.2km away
  • Population: 3,823
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  • Munster, IN
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.8km 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]
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  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • City: 18.4mi / 29.5km away
  • Population: 8,641
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  • Orland Hills, IL
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.7km away
  • Population: 7,241
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  • Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 10.6mi / 17.1km away
  • Population: 18,990
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  • Hometown, IL
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • Population: 4,343
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  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • City: 27.0mi / 43.5km 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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  • Highland, IN
  • City: 20.6mi / 33.1km 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]
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  • River Forest, IL
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.6km 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]
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  • Hinsdale, IL
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.1km away
  • 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]
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  • Wilmette, IL
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.0km away
  • 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]
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  • Western Springs, IL
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.8km 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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  • Elmhurst, IL
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • 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]
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  • Forest Glen, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 14.1mi / 22.7km away
  • Population: 18,298
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  • Park Ridge, IL
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.9km away
  • Population: 37,567
  • One of my favorite suburbs of all Chicago. Infested with intellectual businessmen and doctors. Also a great family friendly area with absolutely NO areas to avoid. You could stay out at 11 pm and still…[read more]
81
  • Palos Hills, IL
  • City: 14.3mi / 23.0km 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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  • Edison Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 16.7mi / 26.9km away
  • Population: 11,128
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  • La Grange, IL
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.6km 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]
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  • Riverside, IL
  • City: 11.0mi / 17.7km away
  • Population: 8,779
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  • Prospect Heights, IL
  • City: 25.4mi / 40.9km 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: 24.0mi / 38.6km 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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  • Winnetka, IL
  • City: 20.8mi / 33.4km away
  • 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]
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  • La Grange Park, IL
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.4km 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]
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  • Hickory Hills, IL
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.7km 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]
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  • Kenilworth, IL
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 2,613
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  • Berkeley, IL
  • City: 16.5mi / 26.6km away
  • Population: 5,201
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  • Brookfield, IL
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.3km 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]
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  • Palos Park, IL
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.1km away
  • Population: 4,934
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  • Norwood Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 15.3mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 37,477
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  • Northfield, IL
  • City: 21.3mi / 34.2km away
  • Population: 5,374
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  • Bensenville, IL
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km 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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  • Oak Forest, IL
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.2km 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]
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  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • City: 17.2mi / 27.7km 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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  • Stickney, IL
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 6,778
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  • Villa Park, IL
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.9km away
  • Population: 21,977
  • Living in Villa Park Illinois was a nice experience. The city is pretty large. It is within the Chicago Metropolitan area, in DuPage County. Villa Park is in close proximity to major airports O’Hare…[read more]
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  • Lemont, IL
  • City: 22.5mi / 36.2km away
  • Population: 16,587
  • These days it isn't easy to find a nice place to live with a small town feel and great people that make up a fantastic community, but that's exactly what you will find here in Lemont, IL! I have been…[read more]
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  • Orland Park, IL
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.1km 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]
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  • Palos Heights, IL
  • City: 14.9mi / 24.0km away
  • Population: 12,544
  • I experienced amazing moments while living in Palos Heights Illinois. The city is in Cook County. Palos Heights is close to Mount Greenwood Chicago. The town is split into three districts and includes a…[read more]
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  • Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.6km 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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  • Darien, IL
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.6km away
  • Population: 22,232
  • The city of Darien, Illinois is a small town that is located in DuPage County, a western suburb of Chicago. It is a close knit community that is just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Chicago…[read more]
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  • Morton Grove, IL
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • 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]
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  • Golf, IL
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 533
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  • Willowbrook, IL
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 8,603
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  • Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 13.9mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 26,594
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  • Whiting, IN
  • City: 12.1mi / 19.4km 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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  • Highland CDP, IN
  • City: 20.6mi / 33.1km away
  • Population: 4,256
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  • Westchester, IL
  • City: 14.9mi / 24.0km 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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  • Niles, IL
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.4km away
  • Population: 29,628
  • I am a woman in my 60s who is happy to call Niles home. It’s a vibrant and beautiful little village with children playing in the yards and families out walking their dogs. Beautifully maintained homes…[read more]
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  • East Hazel Crest, IL
  • City: 17.3mi / 27.9km away
  • Population: 1,595
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  • Lincolnwood, IL
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.9km away
  • Population: 12,637
  • I love Lincolnwood, Illinois! Living in Lincolnwood, Illinois, puts me close to Chicago for work, but gives me a community with a small-town feel. This area is incredibly safe and the police always make…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Oakland, Chicago, IL for 2020. 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 - Oakland, Chicago, IL, followed by the best places to live near Oakland, Chicago, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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