Real estate company lists 10 most boring communities in Illinois

Real estate company Movoto recently released a list of the 10 most boring communities in Illinois.

It’s based on nightlife, live music, active life, fast food, and young residents.

Coming in at No. 1 is New Lenox.

Movoto says New Lenox is not the place to find thrills, citing an older population and very few nightlife options.

Here’s the top 10 list:

1. Village of New Lenox
2. City of Rolling Meadows
3. Calumet City
4. Village of Lake in the Hills
5. Village of Huntley
6. Village of Bolingbrook (tie)
6. Village of Hanover Park (tie)
8. Village of Oswego
9. Village of Vernon Hills
10. Village of Streamwood

68 comments

  • Laura

    Wow, I live in New Lenox and we have great restaurants and concerts! Whoever wrote this list obviously did not do their research.

    • ismael

      Just be happy New Lenox is on this list. It means your town is peaceful and quiet. This is what homeowners are looking for. Future home buyers will look at these communities first.Who wants to live in a town with a lot noise and traffic? My town is very active luckily I live in an area that is very nice and quiet. I love it.

  • Jeannie

    The author obviously hasn’t been to Huntley on Thanksgiving eve. The town is hopping with entertainment at the Parkside Pub, as it is the night of the Turkey Testicle Festival!! LOL… can’t wait to tell my daughter (who lives in LITH) that her town is the 4th most boring…. anyway, everything – like beauty – is in the eye of the beholder. Who cares what they think..

  • Kelly

    All of you suburban snobs with silver spoons in your mouths need to venture outside of a strip mall, and “night life,” maybe try climbing a tree or spend time with your kids/families at home instead of spending outrageous amounts of money on materialistic things. I lived in the suburbs… hated it, glad I’m back to my small hometown.

  • Amanda

    I live in McHenry, IL. Must say it’s awesome! Lots to do, people are very friendly. It’s like a whole different world :)

  • Pray for Rain

    How stupid. I live in Monee THE most “boring” place because there is literally nothing to do. Not even a grocery store for many miles.

    That being said some people move here for exactly that reason.

  • kamikaze

    I’m surprised Peotone didn’t make the list. Save for the Will County Fair in August, I can’t contemplate why anyone would want to live there.

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