search within
search within
include
population
score by
home / rent price

Best Places To Live In Ottawa, IL

68
  • Ottawa, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 18,707
  • I love Ottawa so much. I have lived here for 7 years and I still can not get over the home town feeling. The community is so great along with the school system. It is such a fun little town. Ottawa has
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score74
  • North Utica, IL
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,402
72
  • Lake Holiday, IL
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,718
72
  • Peru, IL
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,913
  • The immediate area of Peru has 28,000 people. Peru has the stores and restaurants/fast food places of an area of 40,000 people, plus is very near-to Starved Rock state park, Illinois Valley Community
71
  • Newark, IL
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,139
71
  • Somonauk, IL
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,106
69
  • Lisbon, IL
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 397
67
  • Mendota, IL
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,182
67
  • Oglesby, IL
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,834
67
  • Spring Valley, IL
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,365
66
  • Ladd, IL
  • 20 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,178
64
  • Troy Grove, IL
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 281
64
  • Sheridan, IL
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,543
64
  • Naplate, IL
  • 2.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 441
64
  • Dayton, IL
  • 3.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 520
64
  • Tonica, IL
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 794
64
  • Streator, IL
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,163
  • Welcome to one of the worst places you can ever go. Keep going until the next town, if you're stopping here for fuel. This town will eat your soul alive and keep you captive. If you like the song "pony"
62
  • Leonore, IL
  • 13.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 90
62
  • Earlville, IL
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,672
62
  • McNabb, IL
  • 23.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 305
61
  • LaSalle, IL
  • 12.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,484
61
  • Seneca, IL
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,565
60
  • Millington, IL
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 629
60
  • Cherry, IL
  • 20.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 478
60
  • Kangley, IL
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 258
60
  • Kinsman, IL
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 85
60
  • Standard, IL
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 234
60
  • Verona, IL
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 259
59
  • Dalzell, IL
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 719
59
  • Millbrook, IL
  • 22.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 341
58
  • Marseilles, IL
  • 6.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,892
58
  • Magnolia, IL
  • 25.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 320
58
  • Leland, IL
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 844
58
  • Grand Ridge, IL
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 588
57
  • Cedar Point, IL
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 335
56
  • Lostant, IL
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 433
55
  • Ransom, IL
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 347

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

To customize the list of best places to live in and around Ottawa, IL, you are able to first select the search radius, which is the maximum distance you'd like to search for nearby cities or neighborhoods. Next, you can choose to display cities only, neighborhoods only or both cities and neighborhoods. The population dropdown will allow you to customize the size of the cities that you would like to appear in the list. You can then set the importance of each category based on what's most important to you. Finally, you can set your home/rent budget based on what you're comfortable spending on housing or rent. Once your search preferences have been set, you will have your personalized list of the best places to live in Ottawa, IL.