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Best Places To Live In Island Lake, IL

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  • Island Lake, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 8,025
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Algonquin, IL
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km 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]
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  • Schaumburg, IL
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km 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]
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  • Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • City: 23.3mi / 37.4km away
  • Population: 20,395
  • We have lived in Pl. Prairie for over 20 years and we love it here! It is situated between Chicago and Milwaukee. Because of location, it was hard to rate the amenities. Public transportation for…[read more]
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  • Lake in the Hills, IL
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.7km 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]
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  • Grayslake, IL
  • City: 9.8mi / 15.7km away
  • Population: 21,053
  • Grayslake, Illinois is located near the border with Wisconsin but is still considered a far north suburb of Chicago. It is home to many excellent and safe neighborhoods and to College of Lake County. The…[read more]
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  • Pistakee Highlands, IL
  • City: 8.6mi / 13.8km away
  • Population: 3,263
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  • Grandwood Park, IL
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 5,471
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  • West Dundee, IL
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 7,369
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  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.2km 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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  • East Dundee, IL
  • City: 12.8mi / 20.6km 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]
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  • Crystal Lake, IL
  • City: 7.7mi / 12.4km 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]
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  • Third Lake, IL
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.6km away
  • Population: 1,266
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  • Libertyville, IL
  • City: 12.0mi / 19.3km 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]
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  • Lakemoor, IL
  • City: 4.2mi / 6.7km away
  • Population: 6,313
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  • Venetian Village, IL
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.6km away
  • Population: 2,623
  • I have lived in Venetian Village for 18 years. Prior to the housing crash, the people here were friendly, and worked hard to maintain their properties. Now, there are many houses that are un kept and…[read more]
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  • Cary, IL
  • City: 5.3mi / 8.5km 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]
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  • Trout Valley, IL
  • City: 6.3mi / 10.2km away
  • Population: 537
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  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • City: 15.5mi / 24.9km away
  • Population: 7,291
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  • Lake Catherine, IL
  • City: 14.9mi / 24.0km away
  • Population: 1,888
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  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • City: 8.1mi / 13.1km 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]
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  • Port Barrington, IL
  • City: 2.4mi / 3.9km away
  • Population: 1,490
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  • Deer Park, IL
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.6km away
  • Population: 3,409
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  • Indian Creek, IL
  • City: 11.9mi / 19.1km away
  • Population: 768
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  • Deerfield, IL
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.2km 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]
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  • Mettawa, IL
  • City: 14.4mi / 23.2km away
  • Population: 462
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  • Huntley, IL
  • City: 14.6mi / 23.6km 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]
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  • Park Ridge, IL
  • City: 26.0mi / 41.8km 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]
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  • Palatine, IL
  • City: 13.7mi / 22.1km 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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  • Hainesville, IL
  • City: 7.5mi / 12.1km away
  • Population: 3,671
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  • Edison Park, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 27.2mi / 43.8km away
  • Population: 11,128
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  • Mundelein, IL
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.7km 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]
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  • Powers Lake, WI
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.2km away
  • Population: 1,159
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  • Bull Valley, IL
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 1,213
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • City: 12.6mi / 20.2km 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: 16.7mi / 26.9km 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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  • Prospect Heights, IL
  • City: 18.6mi / 29.9km 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: 19.9mi / 32.1km 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]
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  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • City: 14.4mi / 23.2km 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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  • Northbrook, IL
  • City: 21.3mi / 34.3km 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]
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  • Winthrop Harbor, IL
  • City: 23.4mi / 37.7km away
  • Population: 6,832
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  • Volo, IL
  • City: 4.2mi / 6.8km away
  • Population: 3,576
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  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 5,758
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  • Barrington, IL
  • City: 9.5mi / 15.3km 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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  • Genoa City, WI
  • City: 16.9mi / 27.1km away
  • Population: 3,023
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  • Union, IL
  • City: 18.0mi / 28.9km away
  • Population: 484
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  • Long Lake, IL
  • City: 7.4mi / 11.9km away
  • Population: 3,564
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  • Kildeer, IL
  • City: 9.9mi / 15.9km away
  • Population: 3,976
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  • Streamwood, IL
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 40,552
  • Living in Streamwood is amazing. I never thought I was one for small cities. I grew up in Chicago and was used to endless shopping trips and tons of takeout options. I didn't learn to cook until I was…[read more]
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  • Fox Lake Hills, IL
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km away
  • Population: 2,196
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  • Riverwoods, IL
  • City: 17.2mi / 27.7km away
  • Population: 3,759

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

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