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Best Places To Live In Crystal Lake, IL

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  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • Your matching location
  • 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]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Algonquin, IL
  • City: 4.9mi / 8.0km 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: 16.8mi / 27.1km 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: 19.1mi / 30.7km 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: 3.8mi / 6.1km 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: 17.4mi / 28.0km 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: 13.4mi / 21.5km away
  • Population: 3,263
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  • Grandwood Park, IL
  • City: 20.8mi / 33.5km away
  • Population: 5,471
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  • West Dundee, IL
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.6km away
  • Population: 7,369
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  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.9km 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: 10.3mi / 16.6km 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]
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  • Third Lake, IL
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 1,266
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  • Island Lake, IL
  • City: 7.7mi / 12.4km away
  • Population: 8,025
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  • Libertyville, IL
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.1km 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]
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  • Lakemoor, IL
  • City: 9.8mi / 15.8km away
  • Population: 6,313
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  • Venetian Village, IL
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.3km 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]
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  • Cary, IL
  • City: 4.6mi / 7.4km away
  • 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]
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  • Trout Valley, IL
  • City: 5.0mi / 8.0km away
  • Population: 537
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  • Lake Catherine, IL
  • City: 20.7mi / 33.3km away
  • Population: 1,888
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  • Roselle, IL
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.8km 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: 12.9mi / 20.8km 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]
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  • Port Barrington, IL
  • City: 7.2mi / 11.6km away
  • Population: 1,490
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  • Deer Park, IL
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.8km away
  • Population: 3,409
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  • Indian Creek, IL
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • Population: 768
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  • Itasca, IL
  • City: 24.0mi / 38.6km 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: 7.2mi / 11.5km 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]
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  • Palatine, IL
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.3km 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]
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  • Hainesville, IL
  • City: 15.2mi / 24.4km away
  • Population: 3,671
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  • Mundelein, IL
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.1km 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: 6.4mi / 10.3km away
  • Population: 1,213
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • City: 19.1mi / 30.8km 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: 19.3mi / 31.0km 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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  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.6km 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: 11.5mi / 18.5km away
  • Population: 3,576
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  • Barrington, IL
  • City: 12.0mi / 19.3km 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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  • Genoa City, WI
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 3,023
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  • Union, IL
  • City: 10.7mi / 17.2km away
  • Population: 484
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  • Long Lake, IL
  • City: 14.4mi / 23.1km away
  • Population: 3,564
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  • Kildeer, IL
  • City: 14.9mi / 24.0km away
  • Population: 3,976
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  • Streamwood, IL
  • City: 16.7mi / 26.9km 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: 16.5mi / 26.5km away
  • Population: 2,196
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  • Tower Lakes, IL
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.8km away
  • Population: 1,149
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  • Carpentersville, IL
  • City: 7.8mi / 12.6km 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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  • North Barrington, IL
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.0km away
  • Population: 2,972
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  • Sleepy Hollow, IL
  • City: 9.9mi / 15.9km away
  • Population: 3,338
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  • Bartlett, IL
  • City: 18.1mi / 29.1km 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]
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  • Campton Hills, IL
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.1km 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]
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  • Fox River Grove, IL
  • City: 6.7mi / 10.8km away
  • Population: 4,822
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  • Lindenhurst, IL
  • City: 20.3mi / 32.6km away
  • Population: 14,380
  • Living in Lindenhurst is quiet the thrill for my family and I. Knowing the struggle coming from a strict western home, I was lucky enough to find my footing here in Lindenhurst. I was lucky enough to…[read more]
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  • Inverness, IL
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.3km away
  • Population: 7,844
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  • Bloomingdale, IL
  • City: 23.2mi / 37.3km away
  • Population: 22,221
  • I love living in Bloomingdale! My family and I have been living in Bloomingdale for almost ten years now and I am so glad we are raising our kids here. The two things I love the most about this town is…[read more]

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

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