Not quite like Andy Griffith in Mayberry, but these small towns raise above the rest, white picket fence or not. surveyed over 1250 smaller communities all across the United States to find out the best small towns in America. From those results we found the small communities that call Illinois home.

Wallethub says that smaller towns offer closer communities, less competition, shorter commutes.

The criteria to determine the the best of the best included:

  • Affordability
  • Economic Health
  • Education & Health
  • Quality of Life

The good news is that one Stateline town made the national top 10

Here are Illinois' Top 10 Small towns

1. Crystal Lake (nationwide rank #10)
2. Algonquin (nationwide rank #25)
3. McHenry (nationwide rank #45)
4. Vernon Hills (nationwide rank #62)
5. Quincy (nationwide rank #93)
6. Bloomington (nationwide rank #99)
7. Northbrook (nationwide rank #101)
8. O'Fallon (nationwide rank #103)
9. Elmhurst (nationwide rank #107)
10. Downers grove (nationwide rank #115)

The number one small town nationwide was Princeton, NJ. Check out the full list of small towns across the USA, HERE.