Are you looking for a new home? You’re in the right place. Crain’s Chicago Business has ranked the best places to buy a home in the Chicago Suburbs. And the good thing is: We are building in these areas!

Crain’s Chicago Business has created a list of the best places to live and came up with several Suburbs where crime is low, schools are great and transportation is easy to access.

HINSDALE

Located in the western suburb of Chicago, Hinsdale is known locally for its beautiful residences and tear-down culture. The town has a rolling, wooded topography and is a 22-minute express train ride from downtown Chicago on the Burlington Northern Lines.

ELMHURST

“Ideal for your business, your family and your life,” is Elmhurst’s motto. Located in DuPage County in the western suburb of Chicago, Elmhurst is a lovely village with good schools and transportation going to downtown Chicago.

LAKE BLUFF

Lake Bluff is a village located in Lake County and is only one hour away from downtown Chicago via public transportation. Lake Bluff was built in 1963 for and is great for families with kids and has several public and private schools nearby. With excellent schools and many arts and cultural events, Lake Bluff is consistently ranked as one of Chicago’s best places to live by the Chicago Magazine. Icon Building Group is building a new community called Wimbledon Estates in Lake Bluff.

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Wimbledon Estates, an Icon Building Group Community

BUFFALO GROVE

Buffalo Grove is a village in Cook and Lake counties (northern suburbs of Chicago) and only 30 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop. Those living in the Lake County portion of Buffalo Grove attend Adlai E. Stevenson High School, one of the best school nationwide. Icon Building Group has built two communities (Whispering Lakes Estates & Villas at Hidden Lakes) in Buffalo Grove over the last few years and also has other fantastic communities in within the school district of Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

SKOKIE

For a long time, Skokie promoted itself as “The World’s Largest Village.” Located in the northern Chicago suburbs, Skokie has great transportation links. As for attractions and leisure, Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie is one of the country’s first and third largest mall by square footage in Illinois.