They say that it is not the amount of money you make that makes you rich, but your spending habits. On the other hand, how can you spend something you don’t have? Also, we only live once, and we must strive to live as comfortably as possible before the curtains are drawn. So if you can afford to live in a good neighborhood, nothing should stop you. With that said, if you are in Chicago, these are some of the wealthy places you should consider moving to depending on your household income.
10. Oak Brook
Oak Brook, formerly known as Fullersburg, is 30 miles west of downtown Chicago. Its population has continued to grow gradually. In 2010 it was 7,883, but the number has risen to 8,074, perhaps indicating that not many people can afford to move to the affluent village. Most of the residents are women with a ratio of 100: 90, but men earn an average income 1.37 higher compared to their female colleagues. Homes are valued at $ 748,700, while the median household income is $ 132,500.
9. Highland Park
In Highland Park, more than 55% of households earn at least $ 100,000 while 28% earn more than $ 200,000 in a year. Nature lovers should immediately think about moving to Highland Park and taking advantage of the many hiking trails. Staying in shape shouldn’t be a problem for you either, as there are plenty of cycle routes on the outskirts. The four public beaches also give you access to Lake Michigan for that much-needed breeze. The median Highland Park home is $ 137,350, which is an increase from the $ 135,684 recorded in 2016.
8. Long Grove
Environmentally conscious folks will love the strict building regulations in Long Grove as it tries to maintain its country atmosphere in accordance with Home Snacks. Job seekers looking for blue collar jobs will be out of luck in Long Grove as it is a 95.57% white collar town with 95.57%. It is an ethnically diverse community, and most of the residents are of Polish, Russian, Italian and German descent; therefore, you will find common Slavic languages here. The median household income is $ 148,150 and there is a significant discrepancy between what men and women earn. The female population earns nearly a quarter of what their male counterparts earn.
Several magazines have rated Wilmette. It’s one of the best places to raise kids thanks to over 300 acres of parkland, while in 2015 it was said to be the best place to live in the U.S. Of course, amenities could play a role in your high ranking. Consequently, even the locals wonder why they should fight traffic when all they need is in Wilmette. The community lives in harmony by attending weekly social events at the French market and never fails to honor its compatriots through the Memorial Day parade. Not surprisingly, it has attracted more than 27,000 people whose median household income of $ 148,678 allows them to meet the high cost of living.
6. Hawthorn forests
If you’ve been complaining about a lack of jobs in your city, you should give Hawthorn Woods a try because the unemployment rate is 4.2%. According to various reviews, you can never get bored living in the suburb. If you are not watching movies, then you are walking on the beaches of Lake Zurich or bowling with your friends. What most residents love is the country atmosphere, and the tight-knit community feels like neighbors know and respect each other. Its population has grown by 7.5% since 2010 to reach 7,962 current inhabitants. The cost of living is a bit high, with a median household income of $ 154,505.
According to Area Vibes, livability in Inverness is 69% due to the high cost of living. While the health care and utilities indexes are about the same as the national index, the housing index is triple with an index of 318 compared to 95 for Illinois. In Inverness, no one walks and most people drive alone while the rest work from home or use public transportation. Still, 94% of the 7,431 people who live in the suburb rent and only 6% own their homes. Median home price could be a limiting factor at $ 612,000, but median household income is $ 161,838.
4. Lake Forest
Anyone who loves fine dining will find the Lake Forest restaurants more than satisfying. Market Square is especially home to some of the best restaurants, along with some supermarkets.