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Best Places To Live In Gary, IN

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  • Gary, IN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 77,858
  • I spent four days in the city of Gary, Indiana during the summer of 2009 when pop star Michael Jackson died. Michael was born in Gary, so I visited the 2300 Jackson St. bungalow home where he grew up,
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • St. John, IN
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,777
  • I have lived in St. John, Indiana all of my life and would never even consider living anywhere else! People here are friendly and personable which is really great! There's all kinds of fun things to do
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  • Crown Point, IN
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,743
  • The thing about Crown Point is it’s a small tone fit for photo opportunities. It has a quaint small town square, countless restaurants and shopping in addition to a hub for town evens. The city is great
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  • Highland CDP, IN
  • 6.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,256
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  • Dyer, IN
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,133
  • Living in Dyer, so close to Chicago, has all the perks of a big city without the hassle of living right in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Life here is good; it is definitely one of the best
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  • Munster, IN
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,103
  • The beauty about living in Munster, Indiana is it's reputation for its Urban Lifestyle! The town provides lots of opportunity for shopping, is only about 45 minutes from Chicago, located not too far from
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  • Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,932
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  • Chesterton, IN
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,912
  • I love living in Chesterton. It's a good place to raise your family and a good location. My oldest child attends Chesterton High School but there are also two private schools in Chesterton. My youngest
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  • Porter, IN
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,873
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  • Schererville, IN
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,899
  • Living in Schererville, close knite community, it’s a small town outside of a major city. It was a nice place to grow up, but there’s nothing to really do outside of a few good restaurants, decent
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  • Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL
  • 20.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 18,990
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  • Winfield, IN
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,233
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  • Highland, IN
  • 6.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,107
  • I lived here till I moved 2 years ago. This town is in the middle of everything, which is nice. You just have to drive 20 minutes to the mall, or 30-45 minutes to get into Chicago which is awesome. There
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  • Kouts, IN
  • 25.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,846
  • Kouts has the worstest food in the earth. It came out late and was realy cold. I will never go back to kouts again
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  • Whiting, IN
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,870
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  • Hometown, IL
  • 22 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,343
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  • Lake Dalecarlia, IN
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,508
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  • Cedar Lake, IN
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,872
  • If you want a small town that is close to larger cities to call home, then consider moving to my hometown of Cedar Lake. Living in Cedar Lake, Illinois gives me closeness to some larger towns that can
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  • Valparaiso, IN
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,271
  • I have made Valparaiso, Indiana my home for the past 5 years and I do not plan on moving anytime soon. While many think of it as just a college town, Valparaiso has a lot to offer young professionals,
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  • Griffith, IN
  • 6.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,583
  • Living in Griffith is quiet, peaceful, and laid back. We could do with some better housing since there isn't a lot of it available and some of it needs to be fixed up a bit, and the weather can get
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  • Merrillville, IN
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,268
  • After living in Merrillville for a bit, I've really come to appreciate the city. It may seem like a small city, but it's surprisingly full of opportunities and recreational activities. What I enjoy most
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  • East Hazel Crest, IL
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,595
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  • Homewood, IL
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,280
  • Living in Homewood, IL has been particularly favorable in terms of simplicity and convenience. I feel as though the areas of interest are just close enough for one to be able to enjoy their time here
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  • Aberdeen, IN
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,771
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  • Ogden Dunes, IN
  • 8.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,138
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  • Merrionette Park, IL
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,896
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  • Evergreen Park, IL
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,849
  • Evergreen Park, Illinois is one of Chicago's west/southwest suburbs. It is a peaceful and more affluent community, and boasts an exceptional public school system. Evergreen Park has a good police
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  • Portage, IN
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,054
  • Portage is a great little city right on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. I've been living in Portage for a couple years now and am pretty satisfied with the area so far. The winters can be a little
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  • Thornton, IL
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,614
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  • Salt Creek Commons, IN
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,487
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  • South Haven, IN
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,042
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  • Lake Station, IN
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,199
  • I experienced great hometown memories while living in Lake Station Indiana. The city is in Lake County. Lake Station is close to Crown Point Indiana. The city has a great education system. Newcomers may
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  • Burns Harbor, IN
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,301
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  • Flossmoor, IL
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,215
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  • Olympia Fields, IL
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,888
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  • Hebron, IN
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,041
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  • Midlothian, IL
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,830
  • Midlothian has a lot of older modest homes that are well built. I live in a mature neighborhood and it shows with the beautiful trees and scenery and the friendly neighbors. Living in Midlothian comes
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  • Dixmoor, IL
  • 16.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,614
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  • Shorewood Forest, IN
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,580
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  • Beverly, Chicago, IL
  • 19 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 20,831
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  • Hobart, IN
  • 6.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,693
  • The thing about Hobart is that it the most family oriented place I have lived. Schools are great, the community is safe, and there are always events going on around town. With the old-time feel of
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  • Ashburn, Chicago, IL
  • 21.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 43,133
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  • Wheeler, IN
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 302
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  • Hammond, IN
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 78,349
  • Hammond, Indiana, is bordered by Lake Michigan on the North and the Little Calumet River to the South. Hammond has one of the largest inland marinas in the country. It has a beautiful coastline that
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  • West Elsdon, Chicago, IL
  • 24 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 19,771
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  • Crete, IL
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,215
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  • Dune Acres, IN
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 187
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  • West Lawn, Chicago, IL
  • 23.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 33,314
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  • Park Forest, IL
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 21,831
  • Park Forest, Illinois is one of Chicago's farther south suburbs. It is home to the renowned Governors State University despite being in the same city that has a declining public school system. Park
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  • Loop, Chicago, IL
  • 24.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 32,384
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  • Hegewisch, Chicago, IL
  • 12 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,039

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

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