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This Chicago Suburb was voted one of the best places to live in the U.S. Photo by Getty Images / Scott Olson
Photo by Getty Images / Scott Olson

A Chicago suburb has been named one of the best places to live in America, according to a new report from Money Magazine. The report boasts 100 sport that “offer a healthy, economy, affordable homes, and a high quality of life,” ranked our northwest suburban Schaumburg as No. 9 on the list.

The suburb was listed for being an “economic and manufacturing powerhouse,” for holding several Fortune 500 company headquarters as well as housing the popular Woodfield Mall, one of the largest malls in the country. And let’s not forget the Legoland Discovery Center.

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The top-ranking city on the list was Fishers, Indiana, followed by Allen, Texas; Monterey Park, California; Franklin, Tennessee; Olive Branch, Mississippi; Dickinson, North Dakota; Lone Tree, Colorado; and North Arlington, New Jersey.

The ranking included observing places with populations between 10,000 and 100,000, with less than double the national crime risk as well as more than 85% of its state’s median household income and ethnic diversity. It also ranked the additional 2,400 spots based on economic health, cost of living, public education, crime, ease of living and amenities.

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Residents were also interviewed by reporters to find “intangible factors that aren’t revealed by statistics.” and no more than four places were featured per state and two per county.

According to the magazine, Schaumburg has a median home price of $246,500, a median household income of $73,824, a population of 77,557 and a commute time that averages about 28 minutes. Wheaton came in on the list at No. 27 followed by Villa Park at No.28 and last but not least, Des Plaines at No. 35. Not too shabby, Illinois!

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