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Best Places To Live In Evanston, IL

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  • Evanston, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 75,472
  • After calling Evanston, Illinois, home for four years, I only have good things to say about the city/township. Nestled into the North Shore and the first suburb north of Chicago, Evanston has a charm all…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Indian Head Park, IL
  • City: 21.9mi / 35.2km away
  • Population: 3,823
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  • Schaumburg, IL
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.2km 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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  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • City: 21.8mi / 35.1km away
  • Population: 8,641
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  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.4km 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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  • Libertyville, IL
  • City: 21.6mi / 34.7km 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
  • River Forest, IL
  • City: 12.3mi / 19.7km away
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • Western Springs, IL
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.1km 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]
83
  • Hinsdale, IL
  • City: 20.8mi / 33.5km 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]
82
  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • City: 15.4mi / 24.9km away
  • Population: 7,291
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  • Elmhurst, IL
  • City: 16.4mi / 26.5km 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]
81
  • Indian Creek, IL
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.8km away
  • Population: 768
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  • Forest Glen, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 5.0mi / 8.1km away
  • Population: 18,298
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  • Glen Ellyn, IL
  • City: 22.6mi / 36.4km 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
  • Deerfield, IL
  • City: 11.6mi / 18.6km away
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • Wilmette, IL
  • City: 2.8mi / 4.5km away
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • Mettawa, IL
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 462
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  • Itasca, IL
  • City: 17.3mi / 27.9km 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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  • Park Ridge, IL
  • City: 8.0mi / 12.9km away
  • Population: 37,567
  • One of my favorite suburbs of all Chicago. Infested with intellectual businessmen and doctors. Also a great family friendly area with absolutely NO areas to avoid. You could stay out at 11 pm and still…[read more]
81
  • Palatine, IL
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.8km 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]
81
  • Edison Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 6.8mi / 10.9km away
  • Population: 11,128
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  • Mundelein, IL
  • City: 22.3mi / 35.9km 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]
81
  • La Grange, IL
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.5km away
  • Population: 15,688
  • I've lived in La Grange for almost 11 years, and I've loved all of them. There's a great sense of community and everything. You should definitely live…[read more]
81
  • Riverside, IL
  • City: 16.1mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 8,779
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.3km 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: 17.1mi / 27.5km 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]
80
  • Prospect Heights, IL
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.0km 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]
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  • Mount Prospect, IL
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.2km 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
  • Winnetka, IL
  • City: 4.8mi / 7.8km away
  • Population: 12,437
  • I experienced beautiful vivacity while living in Winnetka Illinois. The city is located in Cook County. Cedar Lake is about 16 miles from Chicago’s central downtown area. The town is highly affluent,…[read more]
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  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.8km 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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  • La Grange Park, IL
  • City: 17.5mi / 28.1km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Northbrook, IL
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.9km away
  • Population: 33,538
  • I love living in Northbrook! My husband and I moved here from New York when he got transferred to the Chicago office. This Northbrook was the perfect option for us because we needed to be close to the…[read more]
79
  • Brookfield, IL
  • City: 17.2mi / 27.7km away
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.3km away
  • Population: 5,758
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  • Kenilworth, IL
  • City: 3.1mi / 5.0km away
  • Population: 2,613
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  • Glencoe, IL
  • City: 7.0mi / 11.3km away
  • Population: 8,870
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  • Berkeley, IL
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.1km away
  • Population: 5,201
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  • Kildeer, IL
  • City: 20.7mi / 33.3km away
  • Population: 3,976
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  • Norwood Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 7.2mi / 11.5km away
  • Population: 37,477
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  • Riverwoods, IL
  • City: 13.5mi / 21.7km away
  • Population: 3,759
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  • Bensenville, IL
  • City: 14.1mi / 22.7km away
  • Population: 18,431
  • Moving has never been an easy task, but moving to Bensenville, has always been the best move. I have lived in this place since I was 9 and could not recommend any other. Let me start with a nutshell of…[read more]
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  • Northfield, IL
  • City: 5.8mi / 9.4km away
  • Population: 5,374
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  • Lake Forest, IL
  • City: 15.7mi / 25.2km away
  • Population: 18,881
  • We like living in Lake Forest. It is a beautiful town, with terrific beach, quaint downtown and good schools. The area has good restaurants, lots of things to do, shopping, etc. Also we like the express…[read more]
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  • Stickney, IL
  • City: 16.4mi / 26.3km away
  • Population: 6,778
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  • Villa Park, IL
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.5km 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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  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • City: 15.6mi / 25.1km away
  • Population: 33,251
  • Elk Grove Village, IL is one of the best suburbs Chicago has to offer. The schools are great, and it’s extremely family friendly. There are plenty of jobs available due to there being several corporate…[read more]
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  • Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 8.9mi / 14.3km away
  • Population: 64,965
  • I live in Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL and have done so for over twenty years. One of the larger neighborhoods, it is bordered on the north by Diversey, west by the north branch of the Chicago River,…[read more]
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  • Morton Grove, IL
  • City: 4.9mi / 7.8km away
  • 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,…[read more]
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  • Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 5.9mi / 9.5km away
  • Population: 26,594
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  • Golf, IL
  • City: 4.7mi / 7.6km away
  • Population: 533
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  • Willowbrook, IL
  • City: 23.5mi / 37.9km away
  • Population: 8,603

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

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