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Best Places To Live In Elgin, IL

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  • Elgin, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 111,919
  • This community is wonderful. All of the neighbors are friendly and there are great community events offered. You can walk downtown to all amazing attractions and Restaurant Row. There are plenty of parks…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Indian Head Park, IL
  • City: 27.1mi / 43.5km away
  • Population: 3,823
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  • East Dundee, IL
  • City: 4.6mi / 7.5km 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]
88
  • Algonquin, IL
  • City: 8.9mi / 14.4km 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]
88
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • City: 10.2mi / 16.4km 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]
87
  • South Elgin, IL
  • City: 3.5mi / 5.7km 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]
87
  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • City: 23.4mi / 37.7km away
  • Population: 8,641
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  • Warrenville, IL
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.1km away
  • 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…[read more]
86
  • Lake in the Hills, IL
  • City: 10.1mi / 16.2km 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]
86
  • St. Charles, IL
  • City: 8.2mi / 13.2km 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]
85
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • City: 15.9mi / 25.7km 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]
85
  • Geneva, IL
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km 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]
84
  • West Dundee, IL
  • City: 4.3mi / 7.0km away
  • Population: 7,369
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  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • City: 13.9mi / 22.3km away
  • 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]
84
  • Libertyville, IL
  • City: 23.8mi / 38.3km 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]
83
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • City: 24.4mi / 39.2km away
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • Lisle, IL
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.5km away
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • City: 14.9mi / 23.9km 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]
82
  • Trout Valley, IL
  • City: 11.2mi / 18.0km away
  • Population: 537
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  • Roselle, IL
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.4km 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]
82
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • Port Barrington, IL
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.3km away
  • Population: 1,490
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  • Deer Park, IL
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.8km away
  • Population: 3,409
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  • Cary, IL
  • City: 12.3mi / 19.8km 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]
81
  • Indian Creek, IL
  • City: 20.5mi / 32.9km away
  • Population: 768
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  • Western Springs, IL
  • City: 25.4mi / 40.9km away
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • Glen Ellyn, IL
  • City: 16.2mi / 26.1km away
  • Population: 27,894
  • In my opinion there is no better place to live than Glen Ellyn. It is a vibrant and bustling city. There are many young people and new families in the area to make sure that there is always something to…[read more]
81
  • Naperville, IL
  • City: 20.7mi / 33.3km away
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • Itasca, IL
  • City: 14.1mi / 22.8km 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: 11.8mi / 18.9km 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]
81
  • Wheaton, IL
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.6km away
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • Palatine, IL
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.8km 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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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • City: 21.5mi / 34.5km 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]
80
  • Winfield, IL
  • City: 12.8mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: 9,543
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  • Prestbury, IL
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 1,780
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  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.7km away
  • Population: 54,552
  • If you are planning to visit the city of Mount Prospect, IL, then you will never experience a dull moment. I have traveled to this city and have found it to be quite entertaining. One main attraction is…[read more]
80
  • Mundelein, IL
  • City: 21.4mi / 34.4km 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]
80
  • Berkeley, IL
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.7km away
  • Population: 5,201
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  • Prospect Heights, IL
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.5km away
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.7km 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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  • Wheeling, IL
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.6km away
  • Population: 38,008
  • Wheeling was once a mob town filled with seedy bars and strip joints. In the modern era, if you like blaring Hispanic music every single day of the summer, rats, an overly aggressive police force, poor…[read more]
79
  • Hinckley, IL
  • City: 25.9mi / 41.6km away
  • Population: 2,053
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  • Batavia, IL
  • City: 12.9mi / 20.8km 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]
78
  • Barrington, IL
  • City: 11.4mi / 18.3km 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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  • Tower Lakes, IL
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.8km away
  • Population: 1,149
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  • Campton Hills, IL
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.6km 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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  • Hoffman Estates, IL
  • City: 7.0mi / 11.2km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Villa Park, IL
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.2km away
  • Population: 21,977
  • Living in Villa Park Illinois was a nice experience. The city is pretty large. It is within the Chicago Metropolitan area, in DuPage County. Villa Park is in close proximity to major airports O’Hare…[read more]
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  • Sleepy Hollow, IL
  • City: 4.1mi / 6.6km away
  • Population: 3,338
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  • Carpentersville, IL
  • City: 6.1mi / 9.8km 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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  • Bartlett, IL
  • City: 5.7mi / 9.2km 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]

Listed above are the best places to live in Elgin, IL for 2020. 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 - Elgin, IL, followed by the best places to live near Elgin, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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