ELBURN, Ill. – When considering a move to the “Land of Lincoln,” safety is often a top concern. NewHomeSource.com’s latest rankings spotlight the top 10 safest cities in Illinois for 2023.
Leading the way is Elburn, just 50 miles west of Chicago, boasting a 91.42% rating below the national crime rate. Known for its popular Elburn Days parade, it recorded zero violent crimes in the past year.
Campton Hills follows closely, nestled northeast of Elburn, with a commendable 93.80% below the national crime rate. Despite its higher cost of living, its safety metrics make it an attractive choice.
Manhattan, just southwest of Chicago, celebrates its Irish roots with an annual Irish Fest. With a rating of 86.16% below the national crime rate, it’s a nod to its peaceful ambience. Hawthorn Woods, Gilberts, and Huntley each offer a unique blend of small-town charm and safety, with Hawthorn Woods having no recorded violent crimes. Gilberts, though it has seen growth, maintains its low crime rate. Huntley, a friendly village, offers a mix of outdoor activities and security.
Hinsdale, known for its thriving suburbia since the 1800s, comes with a higher price tag for homes but ensures safety with a rating 78.16% below the national crime rate. Justice and La Grange Park offer a mix of affordable homes and bustling businesses.
Last but certainly not least is Naperville. Despite being Illinois’ fourth-largest city, it has managed to keep its crime rate 80% below the national average, blending urban amenities with nature preserves.
Ready to plant roots in one of these peaceful paradises? Explore these options and find your safe haven in Illinois!