Best Places to Live in Illinois

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What you need to know about Illinois

Illinois is home to the great city of Chicago, numerous parks and museums and Fortune 500 companies such as Allstate and McDonalds. The best places to live in Illinois include Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville and Springfield. Illinois is a major transportation hub for business and features a diverse economic base that includes agriculture, manufacturing, financial trading, higher education, law, energy, logistics and medicine. There are several pro sports teams in The Prairie State along with excellent universities like Northwestern, DePaul, Loyola, University of Chicago and University of Illinois.  

Reasons for Moving to Illinois
Lineup includes nice cities, several colleges and transportation assets.
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.
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Population

12,868,747
Up by 1%
Illinois 5 cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.
Illinois 5 cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.
Illinois 5 cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.
Illinois 5 cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.
Illinois 5 cities
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.
Chicago IL
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Housing

Homes Owned 67%
67% Complete
Homes Rented 33%
33% Complete

Median Home Price

$175,700
Higher than the national average
Chicago IL
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Median Household Income

$57,166
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 32%
32% Complete
Graduated High School 88%
88% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Illinois
All have numerous quality of life advantages.

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Best Places to Live in Illinois