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Best Places To Live In Waukegan, IL

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  • Waukegan, IL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 88,159
  • I moved here for a short while and regretted it. The city is run down, very dirty, roads are filled with pot holes and they never seem to get fixed. Property taxes are to high here i would never buy a…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Pistakee Highlands, IL
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,263
81
  • Pleasant Prairie, WI
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • 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]
81
  • Grandwood Park, IL
  • 6.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,471
80
  • Third Lake, IL
  • 7.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,266
79
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • 14.8 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]
78
  • Trout Valley, IL
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 537
78
  • Port Barrington, IL
  • 18.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,490
78
  • Venetian Village, IL
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,623
78
  • East Dundee, IL
  • 26.9 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]
77
  • Mundelein, IL
  • 9.9 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]
77
  • Lake Catherine, IL
  • 15.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,888
77
  • Oakwood Hills, IL
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,115
77
  • Grayslake, IL
  • 8.2 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
  • 22.2 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]
77
  • Indian Creek, IL
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 768
77
  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • 19.8 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
  • 21 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,613
76
  • Hainesville, IL
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,671
76
  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • 10.4 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]
76
  • Lakemoor, IL
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,313
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  • Libertyville, IL
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • 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]
75
  • Volo, IL
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,576
75
  • Palatine, IL
  • 19.5 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
  • Paddock Lake, WI
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,015
75
  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • 6.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,758
75
  • Fox Lake Hills, IL
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,196
75
  • Long Lake, IL
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,564
75
  • Prospect Heights, IL
  • 18.6 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
  • 17.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,025
74
  • Antioch, IL
  • 12.5 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]
74
  • Glencoe, IL
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,870
74
  • Northfield, IL
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,374
74
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • 16.4 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]
74
  • Deerfield, IL
  • 14.1 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]
74
  • Silver Lake, WI
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,506
74
  • Twin Lakes, WI
  • 21.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,059
74
  • Northbrook, IL
  • 16.7 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]
73
  • Winthrop Harbor, IL
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,832
73
  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,291
73
  • Wheeling, IL
  • 16.8 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]
72
  • Deer Park, IL
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,409
72
  • Winnetka, IL
  • 19.3 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]
72
  • Knollwood, IL
  • 5.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,729
72
  • Lake Villa, IL
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,916
72
  • Bristol, WI
  • 16 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,957
72
  • Fox River Grove, IL
  • 21.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,822
72
  • Mettawa, IL
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 462
72
  • Barrington, IL
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • 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]
72
  • Lindenhurst, IL
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,380
  • Living in Lindenhurst is quiet the thrill for my family and I. Knowing the struggle coming from a strict western home, I was lucky enough to find my footing here in Lindenhurst. I was lucky enough to…[read more]
71
  • Kildeer, IL
  • 15.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,976

Listed above are the best places to live in Waukegan, IL for 2020. 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 - Waukegan, IL, followed by the best places to live near Waukegan, IL, sorted by Livability Score.

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