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Survey Ranks 10 Best Chicago Suburbs for Young Couples

Round Lake takes top spot in ranking

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    Ready to settle down? Take a cue from a new survey ranking the 10 best Chicago suburbs for young couples.

    Online real estate brokerage Movoto gave the top spot to the neighborhood of Round Lake located north of the city, which they say has the second-highest percentage of children under five and some of the most married couples around – particularly from the ages of 22 to 34.

    Other suburbs that made the list include Cary, Lake in the Hills, Winfield, Mundelein, New Lenox, Glencoe, La Grange, Monee and Lake Villa.

    Seven different sets of criteria were used to come up with the ranking. They tallied the percent of the city's population who were children under 5 years old, the percent of population between 22 and 34, and that were registered as married, median household income, median home value, crime level and local school ratings.

    Here is the full ranking of cities they believe are the best spots to settle down, and the stand-out statistics from each:

    1. Round Lake
    • Population under five: 10.4 percent
    • Population between 22-34: 20 percent
    • Married population: 61.7 percent

    2. Cary
    • Married population: 62.7 percent
    • Median household income: $101,786
    • Crimes per 100,000 people: 785
    • Greatschools.org city rating: 9 out of 10

    3. Lake in the Hills
    • Married population: 60.9 percent
    • Crimes per 100,000 people: 371

    4. Winfield
    • Married population: 62.4 percent
    • Crimes per 100,000 people: 463
    • GreatSchools.org city rating: 9 out of 10

    5. Mundelein
    • Population under five: 7.5 percent
    • Crimes per 100,000 people: 949

    6. New Lenox
    • Population under five: 8.4 percent
    • Married population: 63.4 percent
    • Median household income: $93,609

    7. Glencoe
    • Married population: 73.1 percent
    • Median household income: $161,976
    • Crimes per 100,000 people: 814
    • GreatSchools.org City Rating: 10 out of 10

    8. La Grange
    • Population under five: 8.1 percent
    • Median household income: $100,603
    • Crimes per 100,000 people: 853
    • GreatSchools.org City Rating: 10 out of 10

    9. Monee
    • Population under five: 11.4 percent
    • Married population: 66.5 percent
    • Median home value: $168,900

    10. Lake Villa
    • Married population: 62.3 percent
    • Crimes per 100,000 people: 864
    • GreatSchools.org City Rating: 8 out of 10

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