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Best Places To Live In Joliet, IL

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  • Joliet, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 147,515
  • I visited the city of Joliet, Il in the summer of 2008, with my husband. This was in the month of August. It was chilly, the temperature did not go up past 75 during the day and at night it dropped to…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • Indian Head Park, IL
  • City: 19.3mi / 31.1km away
  • Population: 3,823
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  • Clarendon Hills, IL
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.1km away
  • Population: 8,641
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  • Orland Hills, IL
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.2km away
  • Population: 7,241
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  • Mount Greenwood, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 22.2mi / 35.8km away
  • Population: 18,990
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  • Hometown, IL
  • City: 23.0mi / 37.1km away
  • Population: 4,343
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  • Woodridge, IL
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.8km away
  • Population: 33,331
  • I really like living in Woodridge. It's an enjoyable city, not too far from Chicago, and has everything I need. Woodridge is a little more expensive than other towns in the area but it's reasonable in my…[read more]
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  • Ingalls Park, IL
  • City: 2.5mi / 4.0km away
  • Population: 2,872
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  • Western Springs, IL
  • City: 21.3mi / 34.3km 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]
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  • Hinsdale, IL
  • City: 20.6mi / 33.2km 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]
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  • Naperville, IL
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 145,789
  • During my road trip of 2008, I visited Naperville, IL. One of my good friends has lived in Naperville for almost his entire life. I was pretty excited about the visit because the fabulous city of Chicago…[read more]
81
  • Lisle, IL
  • City: 18.5mi / 29.7km 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]
81
  • Channahon, IL
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.9km away
  • Population: 12,329
  • There's more to Illinois than just Chicago, and there's definitely more to Channahon than you might first think. Located within driving distance of the Windy City, it's a small village with a lot of…[read more]
81
  • Monee, IL
  • City: 18.7mi / 30.1km away
  • Population: 5,098
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  • La Grange, IL
  • City: 22.2mi / 35.8km 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]
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  • Prestbury, IL
  • City: 25.2mi / 40.6km away
  • Population: 1,780
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  • Shorewood, IL
  • City: 6.9mi / 11.1km away
  • Population: 16,539
  • We chanced upon this place a few years ago and I couldn't be happier. We have so much close by and yet don't have the traffic of Plainfield and other areas up north. We are in the older area so the…[read more]
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  • Hickory Hills, IL
  • City: 19.0mi / 30.6km away
  • Population: 13,858
  • I have lived in Hickory Hills, IL my whole life. For those with families or starting a family, you will be very pleased with the public school system here. I have enjoyed growing up here and the…[read more]
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  • Palos Park, IL
  • City: 16.7mi / 26.8km away
  • Population: 4,934
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  • Plainfield, IL
  • City: 11.2mi / 17.9km away
  • Population: 41,881
  • My wife and I moved here about 18 months ago and we are absolutely thrilled with Plainfield, especially the Wallin Woods neighborhood. We are walking distance to a great gym (Avery YMCA), and we are also…[read more]
78
  • Romeoville, IL
  • City: 7.8mi / 12.5km away
  • Population: 39,739
  • Yes, the town I live in has a cheesy name, but the doesn't make it any less of a good place to live. Living in Romeoville, which is actually a cute little village, is pretty fantastic. You get access to…[read more]
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  • Lockport, IL
  • City: 5.2mi / 8.4km away
  • Population: 25,096
  • I recently moved to Lockport, IL and have enjoyed my experience for the last year and a half. Lockport, IL offers an array of benefits in terms of housing options, educational and academic programs,…[read more]
78
  • Oswego, IL
  • City: 17.2mi / 27.7km away
  • Population: 33,245
  • Living in Oswego, Illinois, has a few upsides and a few downsides. One of the upsides, which I like a lot about the city, is that the crime rate is exceedingly low and the jobs pay quite well. I had no…[read more]
78
  • Palos Hills, IL
  • City: 18.0mi / 28.9km away
  • Population: 17,545
  • Palos Hills, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago located to the southwest of the city. Palos Hills boasts itself as a family-centered, quaint, and welcoming community. The city itself is definitely geared…[read more]
78
  • Burr Ridge, IL
  • City: 17.5mi / 28.2km away
  • Population: 10,736
  • Burr Ridge is the kind of place that everyone dreams of calling home. I love living in Burr Ridge because it has an amazing quality of life. There are many restaurants, shops, gyms, and places to hang…[read more]
78
  • Orland Park, IL
  • City: 12.9mi / 20.7km away
  • Population: 58,612
  • I been living in this town for the last 20 year, and I still love this town, However I been seen a lot changes in the last 5 years. Some very good changes some not that great school education is one of…[read more]
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  • Yorkville, IL
  • City: 20.4mi / 32.8km away
  • Population: 18,436
  • I lived here for a very long time. All I can say it there are dry nice restaurants here, and there are the nicest people you will ever meet here I suggest if you wanted to live in Illinois it would be…[read more]
77
  • Lemont, IL
  • City: 11.0mi / 17.8km away
  • Population: 16,587
  • These days it isn't easy to find a nice place to live with a small town feel and great people that make up a fantastic community, but that's exactly what you will find here in Lemont, IL! I have been…[read more]
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  • Darien, IL
  • City: 16.1mi / 25.9km away
  • Population: 22,232
  • The city of Darien, Illinois is a small town that is located in DuPage County, a western suburb of Chicago. It is a close knit community that is just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Chicago…[read more]
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  • Oak Forest, IL
  • City: 17.9mi / 28.8km away
  • Population: 28,055
  • Living in Oak Forest Illinois has been such a wonderful treat. Oak Forest offers so much to our community and it is true suburb living. Transportation is provided all over so you don't have to worry…[read more]
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  • Aurora, IL
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.7km away
  • Population: 200,907
  • The town has a lot amenities, however it is more expensive than most. I have found the they have additional service fees on Mobile phones, cable as well as utilities. You can get to anything quickly…[read more]
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  • Willowbrook, IL
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.6km away
  • Population: 8,603
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  • Mokena, IL
  • City: 10.6mi / 17.0km away
  • Population: 19,839
  • Mokena, Illinois is one of Chicago's farther south suburbs located close to the city of Joliet. Mokena is the ideal suburb, with plenty to do for the family and easy access to the city of Chicago via the…[read more]
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  • Crystal Lawns, IL
  • City: 5.2mi / 8.4km away
  • Population: 2,263
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  • Montgomery, IL
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.7km away
  • Population: 19,055
  • Montgomery, IL - That Hometown Feeling Living here in Montgomery, IL has been a joy. I have lived here for more than twenty years and I have watched the city grow by leaps and bounds. I really love the…[read more]
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  • Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 25.1mi / 40.3km away
  • Population: 35,441
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  • North Aurora, IL
  • City: 23.8mi / 38.2km away
  • Population: 17,612
  • North Aurora, Illinois is a far west suburb of Chicago. It is conveniently located so that you have the luxuries and conveniences of the city without having to compromise a safe and harmonious community.…[read more]
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  • Chicago Ridge, IL
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 14,368
  • I grew up in Chicago Ridge and only moved a few towns away for a few years then moved back. My kids went to the same schools I went to as a child. This is a nice mostly quiet community. Most homes are…[read more]
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  • Willowbrook CDP, IL
  • City: 17.8mi / 28.6km away
  • Population: 1,966
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  • Manhattan, IL
  • City: 8.9mi / 14.4km away
  • Population: 7,405
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  • Westmont, IL
  • City: 19.4mi / 31.3km away
  • Population: 25,149
  • Westmont is a suburb of Chicago and has everything I need. I don't miss the big city and I feel very safe here. We don't have many attractions or any type of nightlife, but the best thing about Westmont…[read more]
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  • Frankfort, IL
  • City: 12.8mi / 20.5km away
  • Population: 18,415
  • This is the best place in the USA to work, play and raise a family! Our town may be small, but our heart is big and it shows no matter what street you choose to walk down! I especially love spending a…[read more]
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  • Evergreen Park, IL
  • City: 23.9mi / 38.4km away
  • 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…[read more]
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  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • City: 11.5mi / 18.5km away
  • Population: 74,320
  • I relocated from New York to Bolingbrook, Illinois and I couldn't be happier with my decision. It is a family oriented city with quick access to Chicago's busy lifestyle. Bolingbrook is only 24 miles…[read more]
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  • Justice, IL
  • City: 20.5mi / 33.1km away
  • Population: 12,957
  • I've been living in Justice Illinois for 8 years and have enjoyed the friendly neighbors and great small-town feel that has become home for me and my family. Justice has very little crime and is a great…[read more]
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  • Morris, IL
  • City: 21.0mi / 33.8km away
  • Population: 13,930
  • I enjoy the livelihood of the city of Morris, Illinois. This city is the most western part of Chicago which puts it in Chicagoland. The housing market in this town is very affordable for a home…[read more]
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  • Clearing, Chicago, IL
  • Neighborhood: 23.8mi / 38.4km away
  • Population: 24,934
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  • Coal City, IL
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 5,687
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  • Downers Grove, IL
  • City: 18.9mi / 30.4km away
  • Population: 49,555
  • I lived in Downers Grove for three years while attending flight school at O'Hare Airport and I loved the city. It has an upbeat attitude in part because it was not affected by the economy as much as…[read more]
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  • Lyons, IL
  • City: 24.0mi / 38.7km away
  • Population: 10,571
  • I love living in Lyons, Illinois. This is a suburb of Chicago and it is quickly growing. The town has recently had tons of upgrades including freshly paved streets, new parks and recreational fields, and…[read more]
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  • Rockdale, IL
  • City: 2.3mi / 3.7km away
  • Population: 2,151

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

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