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Best Places To Live In Cortland, IL

  • Cortland, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 4,135
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Algonquin, IL
  • City: 24.8mi / 39.8km 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]
  • South Elgin, IL
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.8km 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]
  • Lake in the Hills, IL
  • City: 25.5mi / 41.0km 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]
  • St. Charles, IL
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.5km away
  • 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]
  • Geneva, IL
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.6km away
  • 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]
  • Huntley, IL
  • City: 20.2mi / 32.5km 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]
  • Prestbury, IL
  • City: 17.3mi / 27.8km away
  • Population: 1,780
  • Hinckley, IL
  • City: 11.8mi / 19.0km away
  • Population: 2,053
  • Batavia, IL
  • City: 20.6mi / 33.2km away
  • 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]
  • Sleepy Hollow, IL
  • City: 22.1mi / 35.5km away
  • Population: 3,338
  • Campton Hills, IL
  • City: 14.1mi / 22.7km away
  • 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]
  • Yorkville, IL
  • City: 23.5mi / 37.9km away
  • 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]
  • Oswego, IL
  • City: 25.3mi / 40.7km away
  • 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]
  • Kingston, IL
  • City: 11.9mi / 19.1km away
  • Population: 1,170
  • Montgomery, IL
  • City: 22.8mi / 36.6km away
  • 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]
  • Gilberts, IL
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.6km away
  • Population: 7,479
  • North Aurora, IL
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • 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]
  • Lakewood, IL
  • City: 25.2mi / 40.6km away
  • Population: 4,111
  • Sandwich, IL
  • City: 20.2mi / 32.5km away
  • Population: 7,491
  • Sycamore, IL
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.7km away
  • 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]
  • Genoa, IL
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.0km away
  • Population: 4,930
  • Boulder Hill, IL
  • City: 24.0mi / 38.7km away
  • Population: 8,449
  • Hampshire, IL
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.1km away
  • 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]
  • Plano, IL
  • City: 20.5mi / 32.9km away
  • 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]
  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • City: 17.0mi / 27.4km away
  • Population: 9,288
  • Hillcrest, IL
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 1,258
  • Lily Lake, IL
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.3km away
  • Population: 1,253
  • Pingree Grove, IL
  • City: 16.6mi / 26.7km away
  • Population: 5,983
  • Non stop construction in a very congested subdivision. Pingree Grove has no main st or town. Very high taxes and soon Elgin Illinois which is not a good area is building thousands of homes and apartments…[read more]
  • Big Rock, IL
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.4km away
  • Population: 1,139
  • Virgil, IL
  • City: 8.4mi / 13.6km away
  • Population: 355
  • Rochelle, IL
  • City: 19.1mi / 30.7km away
  • Population: 9,385
  • Elburn, IL
  • City: 13.1mi / 21.0km away
  • 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]
  • Kaneville, IL
  • City: 11.3mi / 18.2km away
  • Population: 421
  • Waterman, IL
  • City: 12.4mi / 20.0km away
  • Population: 1,527
  • Monroe Center, IL
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 463
  • Malta, IL
  • City: 9.3mi / 14.9km away
  • Population: 1,041
  • Maple Park, IL
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.6km away
  • Population: 1,273
  • Burlington, IL
  • City: 10.1mi / 16.3km away
  • Population: 634
  • Lee, IL
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 358
  • New Milford, IL
  • City: 25.2mi / 40.6km away
  • Population: 644
  • Steward, IL
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 315
  • Kirkland, IL
  • City: 13.3mi / 21.4km away
  • Population: 1,662
  • Creston, IL
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.4km away
  • Population: 720
  • DeKalb, IL
  • City: 3.0mi / 4.8km away
  • 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]
  • Shabbona, IL
  • City: 15.5mi / 24.9km away
  • Population: 982
  • Paw Paw, IL
  • City: 22.8mi / 36.7km away
  • Population: 812

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

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