Some of the things that make a suburb great are affordability, a low crime rate, safety, amenities like dining and leisure, parks, and the qualities of the schools in the area.

These are only a few of the factors in the annual 'Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America' list.

OTHER FACTORS

  • Cost of Living
  • Walkability
  • Diversity
  • Children Below Poverty Percentage

Illinois Tops 'Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America' Lost 3 Times

Here are the suburbs that have earned all bragging rights in the state (and country), from lowest on the list to best.

#17 Kenilworth, Illinois

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Kenilworth is a small suburb on Lake Michigan with just shy of 2,500 residents. The breathtaking lake views are only some of the things residents love about this 'burb.

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One of the reviews for Kenilworth mentions how family-friendly the area is, how well properties are maintained, and the nice people.

The true pride of this suburb is its outstanding K-8 school, Joseph Sears School.

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#7 Clarendon Hills, Illinois

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Clarendon Hills is another picturesque suburb in Illinois that looks like something you'd see in a movie or on television.

A trip through its perfectly-sized downtown is a must.

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Whether it's food or shopping you'll find unique and "artsy" stops along the way. It's also only an hour-and-a-half train ride to Chicago.

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This review gives you a glimpse of what the residents think of Clarendon Hills.

Everything is walkable. We love letting our kids walk to the library and into town for an ice cream cone or slice of pizza. People are friendly and folks wave and visit.

#4 Long Grove, Illinois

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Long Grove has the more unique "downtown" of the three. If you were to judge solely on the photo above you can tell this village has its own special charm.

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Residents take pride in the slow-paced way of life in Long Grove, along with their unique shops and dining options. There's also a winery in the village.

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Check out the entire 2022 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America list.

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