Two Rockford Area Cities Ranked in ‘Worst Small Cities’ Report
A new report of the best and worst small cities in Illinois is out and unfortunately, two nearby towns ended up on the "worst" list.
This is what Reboot Illinois came up with, here are the 10 best small cities in Illinois:
- Crystal Lake
- Vernon Hills
- Lake In The Hills
Many of the top 10 "best" small cities in Illinois are just outside of Chicago.
Here are the worst:
- East St. Louis
- Calumet City
- North Chicago
- Chicago Heights
Also on the list (but outside of the ten worst) was Belvidere, ranked #12.
WalletHub compared U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,00, and featured other metrics such as quality of life, education and health, economics, and overall affordability.