There is something about small towns that I absolutely love, and Illinois has some of the best in the state.

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In a new study done by WalletHub, they looked at some of the best small towns in every state. Whether you want to go antiquing, go to a local festival, or try a new restaurant Illinois has over ten small cities you just have to visit.

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In determining the best of the best WalletHub looked at crucial factors by looking at 1,300 U.S. cities with populations of 25,000 to 100,000, cost of living, school systems, and job opportunities, out of all of that ten Illinois cities ranked in the top 90%.

Top Illinois Small Cities

  • Elmhurst, Illinois - 97%
  • Glen Ellyn, Illinois - 97%
  • Highland Park, Illinois - 96%
  • Park Ridge, Illinois - 94%
  • Wilmette, Illinois - 93%
  • Downers Grove, Illinois - 93%
  • Wheaton, Illinois - 93%
  • Buffalo Grove, Illinois - 92%
  • Northbrook, Illinois - 92%
  • St. Charles, Illinois -  91%

There are some towns that I have never heard of and some that I see a list all the time. One town that I am surprised didn't; make it to the 90% tile is Galena, the town is not even on the list. Maybe it's too small, but Galena is a magical place that I feel should be on all small towns/cities' lists as one of the best in the state.

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