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Best Places To Live In Cortland, IL

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  • Cortland, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 4,135
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Algonquin, IL
  • 24.8 miles away (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]
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  • Lake in the Hills, IL
  • 25.5 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • South Elgin, IL
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Geneva, IL
  • 19 miles away (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]
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  • St. Charles, IL
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,745
  • It was a joy living in St Charles Illinois, the city with 'Pride of the Fox' as a motto. Living in the west suburbs offered a multitude of amenities and nightlife activities. The city of over 33,000 in…[read more]
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  • Prestbury, IL
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,780
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  • Huntley, IL
  • 20.2 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Oswego, IL
  • 25.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,245
  • Living in Oswego, Illinois, has a few upsides and a few downsides. One of the upsides, which I like a lot about the city, is that the crime rate is exceedingly low and the jobs pay quite well. I had no…[read more]
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  • Sleepy Hollow, IL
  • 22.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,338
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  • Sycamore, IL
  • 4.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,611
  • Fresh out of my first trip to Florida, I went to this small town for a pumpkin festival on Halloween 2004. While the shows were good, the people were just horrible, both to me and to my parents. During…[read more]
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  • Batavia, IL
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,413
  • The Fox River was one of my first interests when I came across Batavia. I work remotely and need to live for more than a few months on some of my projects, and living in Batavia, IL fit my needs almost…[read more]
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  • Yorkville, IL
  • 23.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,436
  • I lived here for a very long time. All I can say it there are dry nice restaurants here, and there are the nicest people you will ever meet here I suggest if you wanted to live in Illinois it would be…[read more]
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  • Gilberts, IL
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,479
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  • Lakewood, IL
  • 25.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,111
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  • Hinckley, IL
  • 11.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,053
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  • Pingree Grove, IL
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,983
  • My neighbors have block parties with mariachi bands and taco venders. I try to relax on my patio and Spanish music blasts loud for hours from neighbors backyards. Lowriders and Mexico flags everywhere…[read more]
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  • Elburn, IL
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,594
  • Elburn sucks and if you're dumb enough to move here, expect outrageously high property taxes, 3rd world water supply and administration that does not care about you as a…[read more]
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  • North Aurora, IL
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,612
  • North Aurora, Illinois is a far west suburb of Chicago. It is conveniently located so that you have the luxuries and conveniences of the city without having to compromise a safe and harmonious community.…[read more]
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  • Plano, IL
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,929
  • I've been living in Plano Illinois for the last 4 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and unique culture in this very neighborly and friendly town with my two kids and wife. Plano has all…[read more]
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  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,288
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  • Montgomery, IL
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,055
  • Montgomery, IL - That Hometown Feeling Living here in Montgomery, IL has been a joy. I have lived here for more than twenty years and I have watched the city grow by leaps and bounds. I really love the…[read more]
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  • Campton Hills, IL
  • 14.1 miles away (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]
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  • Hillcrest, IL
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,258
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  • Lily Lake, IL
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,253
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  • Sandwich, IL
  • 20.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,491
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  • Boulder Hill, IL
  • 24 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,449
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  • Big Rock, IL
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,139
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  • Virgil, IL
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 355
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  • Kingston, IL
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,170
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  • Genoa, IL
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,930
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  • Kaneville, IL
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 421
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  • Hampshire, IL
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,732
  • Very quiet and peaceful with 0 crime. Nice little country farming town! Snowmobile and ATV trails all around and horse trails. I’m on 17 acres and can hunt and farm on my land. Long as you stay away…[read more]
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  • Waterman, IL
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,527
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  • Rochelle, IL
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,385
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  • Monroe Center, IL
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 463
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  • Malta, IL
  • 9.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,041
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  • Maple Park, IL
  • 4.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,273
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  • Burlington, IL
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 634
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  • Lee, IL
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 358
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  • New Milford, IL
  • 25.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 644
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  • Kirkland, IL
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,662
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  • Steward, IL
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 315
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  • Creston, IL
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 720
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  • DeKalb, IL
  • 3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 43,269
  • I moved to DeKalb, IL about a year ago. I'm still getting used to the idea of being far from my home of Florida, but I had to make the move because of a job. I made it through my first winter in the…[read more]
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  • Shabbona, IL
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 982
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  • Paw Paw, IL
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 812

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

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