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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
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Prestbury, IL
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,780
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  • Campton Hills, IL
  • 17.1 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
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  • Huntley, IL
  • 22.6 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
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  • Gilberts, IL
  • 23 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,479
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  • Yorkville, IL
  • 24.9 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
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  • Sycamore, IL
  • 5.9 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
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  • Hinckley, IL
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,053
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  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,288
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  • Lily Lake, IL
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,253
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  • Elburn, IL
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,594
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  • Pingree Grove, IL
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,983
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  • Big Rock, IL
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,139
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  • Sandwich, IL
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,491
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  • Hillcrest, IL
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,258
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  • Davis Junction, IL
  • 21.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,439
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  • Kaneville, IL
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 421
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  • Waterman, IL
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,527
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  • Virgil, IL
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 355
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  • Plano, IL
  • 21.4 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
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  • Kingston, IL
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,170
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  • Hampshire, IL
  • 17.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,732
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  • Maple Park, IL
  • 6.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,273
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  • Malta, IL
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,041
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  • Burlington, IL
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 634
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  • Cortland, IL
  • 3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,135
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  • Monroe Center, IL
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 463
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  • Genoa, IL
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,930
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  • Rochelle, IL
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,385
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  • Compton, IL
  • 23.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 259
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  • New Milford, IL
  • 23.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 644
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  • Kirkland, IL
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,662
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  • Creston, IL
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 720
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  • Lee, IL
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 358
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  • Shabbona, IL
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 982
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  • Steward, IL
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 315
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  • Paw Paw, IL
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 812

Listed above are the best places to live in DeKalb, IL for 2018. 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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