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Best Places To Live In Des Plaines, IL

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  • Des Plaines, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 58,755
  • Lived in Des Plaines for 10 years and was the biggest mistake. We moved for the lower cost of living and at the time good school rankings for our kids. Luckily we just moved out as our kids move into
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Indian Head Park, IL
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,823
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  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,641
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  • Schaumburg, IL
  • 9.4 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Warrenville, IL
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,415
  • Living in Warrenville, Illinois is like living nowhere else! St. James Farm Forest and Preserve is located here and it's my most favorite place in the world to visit! Over 612 acres of natural forest
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  • East Dundee, IL
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Hoffman Estates, IL
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 51,727
  • I received a ticket for driving on a suspended license in Hoffman Estates. I was arrested and my car was towed.I proved without a doubt that the State of Illinois should have never issued the suspended
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  • Trout Valley, IL
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 537
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  • Port Barrington, IL
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,490
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  • La Grange Park, IL
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,596
  • It's was fair living here, it's an industrial and cultural city. I particularly love the easy access to the various rail and bus services; offered. What I also liked about the area was their economic
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  • Oakwood Hills, IL
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,115
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  • Western Springs, IL
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,133
  • I have lived in this city all my life. There is no other place I can call home. I have undergone the full public education system and even changed elementary schools. It’s a city with very impressive
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  • Mundelein, IL
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Cary, IL
  • 21.7 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Indian Creek, IL
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 768
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  • Lisle, IL
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,989
  • Lisle is a great place for a family. I never hear about crime and it has a family feel to it. It is close to 2 different malls (yorktown and fox valley) and because it is so close to Naperville there is
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  • Hinsdale, IL
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,438
  • Hinsdale, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located to the west/southwest of the city. It is a diverse and welcoming community and definitely geared more towards the upper middle-class with the higher
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  • Edison Park, Chicago, IL
  • 4.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,128
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  • West Dundee, IL
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,369
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  • Kenilworth, IL
  • 10.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,613
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  • Brookfield, IL
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,966
  • The primary ecosystem of Brookfield, Illinois is oak savanna. The town is only 13 miles west of downtown Chicago. The total land area is 3.07 square miles. If you like outdoor festivals, then check out
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  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • 5.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Libertyville, IL
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,435
  • Libertyville, Illinois is a far north suburb of Chicago. The housing market in Libertyville is great, being that house prices are low and property taxes remain more reasonable than what you'd find living
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  • Itasca, IL
  • 7.3 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Wheaton, IL
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 53,568
  • I have lived in Wheaton, Illinois for a few years now. It has quickly become my favorite place to live. I love its deep-rooted sense of community. This is a very family friendly town. Living here is like
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  • Willowbrook, IL
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,603
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  • Northfield, IL
  • 7.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,374
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  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,758
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  • Naperville, IL
  • 23.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 145,789
  • On June 7 traveling with my daughter and her son I drove her car to the Naperville commuter station. I parked in the public lot north of the station in stall #829. I then went to the station to pay on
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  • Palatine, IL
  • 9.3 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Wilmette, IL
  • 9.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,367
  • There’s no many things biblical about Wilmette, but it fits. Everyone who lives here has a sense of compassion for their neighbor. Throughout the day, you’ll find many of them out and about, which I
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  • Elmhurst, IL
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 45,742
  • I lived in Elmhurst, Illinois about 10 years ago and for a suburban community with a relatively modest population, about 32,000, it was a relatively quiet community. I was fortunate enough to live close
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  • Bartlett, IL
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Winfield, IL
  • 16.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,543
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  • Berkeley, IL
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,201
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  • Roselle, IL
  • 10.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,911
  • Roselle, Illinois is an excellent location for housing. This northwest suburb of Chicago has one of the most fairly priced housing markets in the area without the excessive taxes of living within the
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  • Prospect Heights, IL
  • 4.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,331
  • Prospect Heights, Illinois is one of Chicago's northwest suburbs. It is home to an excellent public school system with a low student to teacher ratio that is perfect for learning young minds as it gives
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  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • 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
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  • Stickney, IL
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,778
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  • Morton Grove, IL
  • 5.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,413
  • I have lived in Morton Grove, IL for the last 10 years and have yet to find a better mid western area for young professionals. This city is packed with local amenities that make entertainment,
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  • Deerfield, IL
  • 9.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,686
  • I had an exceptional time with my family while living in Deerfield Illinois. The community that is 25 miles from Chicago, promotes family, fun, and leisure activities. This city houses the headquarters
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  • Island Lake, IL
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,025
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  • Golf, IL
  • 6.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 533
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  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,291
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  • River Forest, IL
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,217
  • Lived here for twenty plus years--what a terrific place to raise a family! We moved here for the excellent schools, which are rated as some of the best in Illinois. Taxes are high, but you get what you
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  • O'hare, Chicago, IL
  • 5.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,706
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  • Hanover Park, IL
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 38,331
  • After I graduated from college, I quickly found a job in Chicago. I was excited: It was hard to get a job in the work climate I graduated into. I was thankful, but not looking forward to living somewhere
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  • Forest Glen, Chicago, IL
  • 7.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 18,298

Listed above are the best places to live in Des Plaines, IL for 2019. 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 - Des Plaines, IL, followed by the best places to live near Des Plaines, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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