Discover the Top Places to Live in Cook County

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Discover More About the Top Places to Live in Cook County


1When it comes to searching for where you want to live, there are many factors to consider. Here in Cook County, there are variety of neighborhoods to choose from. Inverness, Palatine Township and Rolling Meadows are three suburb communities worth looking into. A great way to start your own review is to check out community information, to see how these locations rate in terms of livability.

There is no need to spend hours digging through the internet to find pertinent information though. has done the work for you, compiling data on schools, livability standards, economy and crime stats on cities and towns across the nation. Niche has released their latest grades for the 2017/2018 year; and it’s no surprise to see Cook County has an A- overall.

Inverness, Palatine Township and Rolling Meadows all scored even higher with an A to A+ grade for each of these communities.

Listed among the top 100 places to live in Illinois, ranked at #52, Inverness has an A+ score for their quality of schools and as a best place for families. Jobs as well as health & fitness also received an A+ in Inverness. Crime and Safety received top marks with an A, as did their ranking for outdoor activities.

Palatine Township scored several A grades, including an A+ for schools and family life. Top grades were also received for outdoor recreation and the community’s diversity, each with a solid A, and a strong A- for commuting, healthy living and their nightlife.

Also receiving several A grades in different rated categories, Rolling Meadows is a great community for education and families, with A+ ratings, as well as for their diversity and outdoor amenities, with an A. Nightlife, Healthy living and commuting also scored well with an A-.

2So, what these Niche grades tell us about these Cook County communities? That these are places where people want to live because of their enduring civic and resident support resources, and the sense of connection which can be experienced in any one of these locations. Home values are strong, reflecting the attraction of these suburbs as well. You can also delve deeper into what makes Inverness, Palatine Township and Rolling Meadows so special, by checking out the resident reviews also posted within the Niche ratings of the Best Places to Live.

It’s important to find the right community for you to live; one which suits your needs and lifestyle best. When preparing to sell, or buy a home, it’s important to work with an experienced Realtor®, one who can be a local resource to help you throughout the process. My team and I are ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website,, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams