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Best Places To Live In DeKalb, IL

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  • DeKalb, IL
  • Your matching location
  • 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]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Huntley, IL
  • City: 22.6mi / 36.4km 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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  • Prestbury, IL
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 1,780
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  • Hinckley, IL
  • City: 12.3mi / 19.8km away
  • Population: 2,053
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  • Campton Hills, IL
  • City: 17.1mi / 27.5km 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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  • Yorkville, IL
  • City: 24.9mi / 40.0km 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]
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  • Kingston, IL
  • City: 11.9mi / 19.1km away
  • Population: 1,170
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  • Gilberts, IL
  • City: 23.0mi / 37.0km away
  • Population: 7,479
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  • Sandwich, IL
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.9km away
  • Population: 7,491
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  • Sycamore, IL
  • City: 5.9mi / 9.5km 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]
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  • Genoa, IL
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.5km away
  • Population: 4,930
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  • Hampshire, IL
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km 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]
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  • Plano, IL
  • City: 21.4mi / 34.4km 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]
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  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 9,288
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  • Hillcrest, IL
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 1,258
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  • Davis Junction, IL
  • City: 21.7mi / 34.9km away
  • Population: 2,439
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  • Lily Lake, IL
  • City: 14.3mi / 23.1km away
  • Population: 1,253
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  • Big Rock, IL
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 1,139
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  • Virgil, IL
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.4km away
  • Population: 355
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  • Rochelle, IL
  • City: 16.1mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 9,385
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  • Elburn, IL
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.2km 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]
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  • Pingree Grove, IL
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.1km away
  • Population: 5,983
  • I moved from here after paying $9,000 a year for property tax for no property, not even .5 acre. Pingree grove doesn’t have anything. It’s just a subdivision and not even a post office here or any…[read more]
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  • Kaneville, IL
  • City: 13.4mi / 21.6km away
  • Population: 421
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  • Cortland, IL
  • City: 3.0mi / 4.8km away
  • Population: 4,135
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  • Waterman, IL
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.3km away
  • Population: 1,527
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  • Monroe Center, IL
  • City: 17.3mi / 27.8km away
  • Population: 463
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  • Malta, IL
  • City: 6.3mi / 10.2km away
  • Population: 1,041
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  • Maple Park, IL
  • City: 6.8mi / 11.0km away
  • Population: 1,273
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  • Burlington, IL
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.1km away
  • Population: 634
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  • Lee, IL
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.9km away
  • Population: 358
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  • Compton, IL
  • City: 23.8mi / 38.3km away
  • Population: 259
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  • New Milford, IL
  • City: 23.5mi / 37.9km away
  • Population: 644
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  • Steward, IL
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.2km away
  • Population: 315
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  • Kirkland, IL
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.7km away
  • Population: 1,662
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  • Creston, IL
  • City: 11.6mi / 18.7km away
  • Population: 720
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  • Shabbona, IL
  • City: 13.3mi / 21.5km away
  • Population: 982
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  • Paw Paw, IL
  • City: 20.6mi / 33.1km away
  • Population: 812

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

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