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Best Places To Live In Lake Forest, IL

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  • Lake Forest, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 18,881
  • Lake Forest is a very wealthy community in what is known as 'the north shore' - 25 miles north of the city of Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan. Two train lines run into the city so commuting is…[read more]

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Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Pistakee Highlands, IL
  • 21.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,263
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  • Grandwood Park, IL
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,471
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  • Schaumburg, IL
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Third Lake, IL
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,266
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  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Hoffman Estates, IL
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Port Barrington, IL
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,490
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  • Venetian Village, IL
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,623
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  • East Dundee, IL
  • 22.2 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Mundelein, IL
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Lake Catherine, IL
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,888
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  • Oakwood Hills, IL
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,115
77
  • Grayslake, IL
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • 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]
77
  • Cary, IL
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Indian Creek, IL
  • 6.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 768
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  • Edison Park, Chicago, IL
  • 16.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,128
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  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • 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]
76
  • Kenilworth, IL
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,613
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  • Itasca, IL
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • 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]
76
  • Hainesville, IL
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,671
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • 5.2 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Lakemoor, IL
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,313
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  • Libertyville, IL
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,435
  • Libertyville, Illinois is a far north suburb of Chicago. The housing market in Libertyville is great, being that house prices are low and property taxes remain more reasonable than what you'd find living…[read more]
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  • Volo, IL
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,576
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  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Palatine, IL
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
75
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • 3.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,758
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  • Wilmette, IL
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • 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]
75
  • Fox Lake Hills, IL
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,196
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  • Bartlett, IL
  • 23.7 miles away (City)
  • 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]
75
  • Long Lake, IL
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,564
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  • Roselle, IL
  • 21.3 miles away (City)
  • 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]
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  • Prospect Heights, IL
  • 9.9 miles away (City)
  • 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]
74
  • Island Lake, IL
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,025
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  • Antioch, IL
  • 19.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,342
  • This town has growth issues. The people who grew up here with family ties don't want the town to grow and the new families that come in are looking for more Amenities, There is not much for the kids in…[read more]
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  • Glencoe, IL
  • 8.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,870
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  • Northfield, IL
  • 10.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,374
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  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Deerfield, IL
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Golf, IL
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 533
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  • O'hare, Chicago, IL
  • 19 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,706
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  • Forest Glen, Chicago, IL
  • 17.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 18,298
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  • Hanover Park, IL
  • 22.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 38,331
  • After I graduated from college, I quickly found a job in Chicago. I was excited: It was hard to get a job in the work climate I graduated into. I was thankful, but not looking forward to living somewhere…[read more]
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  • Northbrook, IL
  • 7.6 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Morton Grove, IL
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • 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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  • Winthrop Harbor, IL
  • 16.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,832
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  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • 4.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,291
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  • Wheeling, IL
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 38,008
  • I've been living in Wheeling for a few years now and so far, it's been a really enjoyable city to live in. I like to go running at night, and I've found that one of the best areas in Wheeling for…[read more]
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  • Deer Park, IL
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,409
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  • Winnetka, IL
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • 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]

Listed above are the best places to live in Lake Forest, IL for 2019. 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 - Lake Forest, IL, followed by the best places to live near Lake Forest, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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