If you want to settle down in a charming small town in the Land of Lincoln, you need to check out these three towns because they all made the list of the 150 Best Small Towns in America.

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The website familydestinationguide.com released a list called the 150 Best Small Towns in America in 2023, and their list has 3 small towns from Illinois represented in the top 150. The towns from the Land of Lincoln that made the list are Woodstock in 31st place, St. Charles in 84th, and Princeton in 120th.

The site says to create these rankings they polled over 3,000 families across the US to identify the best small towns to visit. Woodstock being on this list is not surprising, Woodstock is where the hit film Groundhog Day with Bill Murray was filmed and they have preserved a lot of the town to honor that film. St. Charles is a suburb of Chicago that is very nice from what I remember growing up near it. And Princeton according to Wikipedia is in the northern part of the state and has a population of just under 8,000 people.

The list says the best small town in America is Holualoa in Hawaii (hard to argue against that...) and the other towns in the top five are Ely, Nevada, Anna Marie Island, Florida, Old Koloa Town, Hawaii, and West Yellowstone, Montana, to see the complete list of the Best Small Towns in America in 2023 click here! Do you think there was a small town from Illinois that belongs on this list that didn't make it?

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