Chicago 'Burb' Makes Top 10 List of 'Most Exciting Suburbs'

Evanston was the only Illinois suburb to make the list. Do you think it deserves the ranking? Does Downers Grove — or another Chicago suburb — deserve a spot on this list?

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Written by Emily Stone

Agree or disagree: Downers Grove should've made a top ten list as one of the "most exciting" suburbs in the Chicago area?  

While it didn't make real estate blog Movoto "most exciting" list, one Chicago suburb did. Evanston ranked No. 10 on Movoto's list and was the only Illinois burb on the list. 

Evanston's blurb reads: "One of Chicago’s suburbs, Evanston placed fifth overall in terms of youthful residents and in the top 25 for nightlife."

Cambridge, MA was the top choice. Berkeley and Santa Monica, CA made the list, as did Miami Beach, FL and Tempe, AZ. 

What do you think? Does Downers Grove deserve a spot on the list? Does Evanston? Any other Chicago suburbs that you think got snubbed?
Kent Frederick January 30, 2014 at 11:41 PM
I'm surprised that Naperville didn't make the list, considering how much there is to do in Naperville. Plus, you have North Central College, with its many theater and music performances, as well as a football team that did much better than the college team in Evanston.


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