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Did Lake Forest Get Snubbed on 'Most Exciting' Burb List?

Evanston was the only Illinois suburb to make the list. Do you think it deserves the spot? Should Lake Forest — or another Chicago suburb — have made the list?

Agree or disagree: Lake Forest should've made a top ten list as one of the "most exciting" suburbs in the Chicago area?  

While it didn't make real estate blog Movoto "most exciting" list, one Chicago suburb did. Evanston ranked No. 10 on Movoto's list and was the only Illinois burb on there. 

Evanston's blurb reads: "One of Chicago’s suburbs, Evanston placed fifth overall in terms of youthful residents and in the top 25 for nightlife."

Cambridge, MA was the top choice. Berkeley and Santa Monica, CA made the list, as did Miami Beach, FL and Tempe, AZ. 

What do you think? Does Lake Forest deserve its spot on the list? Does Evanston? Any other Chicago suburbs that you think got snubbed?
Kathryn Paps January 31, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Having lived in both communities, no, Lake Forest would never be considered an "exciting" community. The criteria was towns that attract a young, vibrant resident. Lake Forest would win in spades for beauty, elegance, civility and quiet, however.
Cyndi Anderson January 31, 2014 at 05:51 PM
Agree with Kathryn....Lovely area, but Evans-ton is exciting!

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