For decades, if you wanted to live in Illinois, the Windy City was the number-one destination. Now, however, there are several amazing communities outside of Chicago that offer even better living experiences. As part of our commitment to show clients exceptional homes in exceptional places, today the team at Edward R. James Companies is sharing four of the best places to live in Illinois. Continue reading to learn more, then contact us to view our properties!


The first area to explore is Northbrook, located in Cook County. As a quiet village that boasts excellent schools, parks, and recreational facilities, it’s a great place to raise a family. It’s also home to first-class shopping destinations such as Northbrook Court, a local hotspot packed with specialty stores and restaurants. Perhaps it’s no surprise that our homes in Anets Woods of Northbrook are all sold out!


The community of Hinsdale is renowned for its top-notch schools, picturesque streets, and opulent homes. The town has superb parks and green spaces, including the 52-acre Katherine Legge Memorial Park. Additionally, the quaint downtown area offers some of the best shopping experiences in the state, and it’s not too far from our duplex villas and single-family homes in Hinsdale Meadows.


Known for its proximity to the North Branch of the Chicago River, living in Northfield provides easy access to nearby attractions such as the forest preserves, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and numerous golf courses. Edward R. James Companies is also a name that’s well-known in the area, thanks to our luxury rental townhome community in Northfield Mews, which features premium finishes, spacious floorplans, and resort-style amenities.


Glenview is another fantastic option for potential buyers searching for exquisite living spaces in Illinois. In fact, Glenview is so wonderful that we’ve called it home for more than 60 years! We love everything from the top-rated restaurants to the Glenview Summer Fest, and our passion lies in building luxury homes for anyone else looking to live nearby.

If you’re searching for the best places to live in Illinois, look no further than these spectacular communities. Edward R. James Companies has crafted magnificent luxury homes and townhomes in these areas, so now’s the time to experience upscale living for yourself. Contact us today to schedule a property tour!

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