Where you live is super important, and one of the biggest factors for choosing a place to live is how it makes you feel. CreditDonkey.com assembled a list of some of the happiest cities in Illinois, factoring in things like amenities, income, and commute rate. We are looking at the 10 happiest cities in Illinois.
People in Burbank are plenty happy, as they have a commute of about 30 minutes, a low chance of being a crime victim (1 in 559) and enough restaurants for everyone (1 for every 494 people).
The people of McHenry love it here because of the nice view of the Fox River, low crime (1 in 772.1 odds), and a commute of under half an hour.
3. Park Ridge
Former home of Hilary Clinton, Park Ridge residents are happy to call this place home. With low divorce rates, and only a very small percent of people having to leave for work before 5 AM (2.5%), this is the place to be.
Elmhurst is full of fairly affluent people, so if you can afford to live here, you'll probably be pretty happy. It also helps that crime is incredibly low (odds are 1 in 1,390 that you will be the victim of a violent crime).
Some Wheaton residents might not believe in jumping for joy, but there's plenty to be joyful about here. A quick commute (27 minutes) and very low odds of being the victim of a violent crime (1 in 4439) make this a place to call home.
Located in the southern part of Illinois, O'Fallon is a nice town with great restaurants (1 per 495 inhabitants), a super short commute (average is 23 minutes) and low divorce rates.
This town is far from normal, with low divorce rates and one of the quickest commutes in Illinois (16.2 minutes on average).
This gorgeous town is full of super happy people. They make great money (average income is around $90K), few are divorced, and you don't have to worry about a terrible commute (average is 27 minutes).
Bloomington is the other half of Normal, and so it makes sense that this town also makes the list. The average commute in 16 minutes, with only 2% of people having to leave home before 5 AM in order to get to work.
Moline is part of the nice quad cities area. Here, you will appreciate a short commute (17 minutes), a low percentage of income spent on housing (18.9%), and a decent amount of restaurants (1 per 303 inhabitants).