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100 Best Places to Live, How Many Cities are in Illinois?

Birthplace of Ernest Hemingway in Oak Park, Illinois, Jan. 5, 1977. (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock)

Market Watch has determined the 100 Best Places To Live, based on connection, affordability, and the space and opportunity to grow. Only 2 Illinois cities made the top 100, Champaign & Oak Park. Here are the Top 20:
1. Ft. Collins, Colorado
2. Ann Arbor, Michigan
3. Madison,. Wisconsin
4. Portland, Maine
5. Rochester, Minnesota
6. Asheville, North Caroline
7. Overland Park, Kansas
8. Fargo, North Dakota
9. Durham, North Carolina
10. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
11. Columbus, Ohio
12. Lincoln, Nebraska
13. Charlotte, North Carolina
14. Bismarck, North Dakota
15. Ames, Iowa
16. Albany, New York
17. Lawrence, Kansas
18. Salt Lake City, Utah
19. Corvallis, Oregon
20. Iowa City, Iowa
27. Champaign, IL
37. Oak Park, IL

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