New Lenox Makes List of Best Places to Own a Home in Illinois

Find out what other towns made the list.

Home ownership: It's part of the American dream.

And according a study by NerdWallet, if you're going to buy a house in Illinois, New Lenox is one of the best places to do it.

The village was No. 13 on NerdWallet's list of "Best Places for Home Ownership in Illinois," ranking behind others such as Tinley Park, Orland Park, Lake in the Hills, Lockport, Algonquin, Bartlett, and Plainfield (to name a few).

According to the rankings, NerdWallet looked at three main questions:
  • Are homes available?
  • Can you afford to live there?
  • Is the area growing?
NerdWallet looked at 121 places in Illinois, and towns were scored based on homeownership rate, selected monthly owner costs, median household income and population change from 2010-12. New Lenox's overall score was 72.6

Click here to view the full rankings.

Do you agree with the rankings?
NL Resident February 22, 2014 at 07:28 AM
Baldermann hasn't taken all of the credit for this yet? Slacker.


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