It’s long been obvious to those of us who live here that Elmhurst is one of the best places to call home. Now, the folks over at Movoto Real Estate are helping others see this as well by putting us on their list of the top ten cities in Illinois.

Movoto made its selections by judging the amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education systems, employment rates, and home values throughout the state, giving each of the 50 largest cities and townships a score of one to fifty, with one being the best, in each of these categories. Once this was done, Movoto determined the average score, and looked for the ten cities with the lowest, and therefore best, scores.

With this system, Elmhurst earned fifth place on their list. It turns out that our best feature is our culture, with Movoto mentioning in particular the Theatre Historical Society of America and the Elmhurst Art Museum. I’m sure other considerations also played key parts, such as our excellent education system, including Elmhurst College, our crime rate well below the national average, and an average household income of $85,000, 48 percent higher than the Illinois average. Our spot must have been pretty much guaranteed!

Wheaton was just behind Elmhurst, coming in sixth on the list. With an average annual income of over $86,000, it also earned a place in Money magazine’s list of the 25 highest-earning towns in the US. Wheaton has a fantastic education system, too, complete with a graduation rate that’s 13 percent higher than the rest of the state, as well as a top-ranked public library, three college campuses including Wheaton College, and beautiful activity areas such as the DuPage County Fairgrounds and the Town Square Shopping Center.

All of us here at The GracikMakinney Real Estate Group have long known that Elmhurst is a fantastic place to live, and we love sharing it with others. Let us help you find your ideal property here, too!  Drop by the office at 190 North York Rd here in Elmhurst, or give us a call on 630-441-5570.