November 10, 2017 - Money Magazine Dubs Des Plaines One of the 2017 Best Places to Live

Money Magazine recently ranked the best places to live in the country, and Des Plaines, Illinois was ranked in the top 40, coming in at number 35. The rankings were based on affordability and quality of life. We’re excited to be grand opening Lexington Pointe Townhomes in this highly ranked community.


Money Magazine said Des Plaines stood out in the rankings because of affordable housing and a low unemployment rate. They cited the benefits of being a “transit hub,” near O’Hare, with great top employers like UOP Honeywell, Oakton Community College, and AmericanEagle.com.

Other exciting Des Plaines points of interest from the article:

  • Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center
  • 18-hole golf course at Lake Opera
  • Trails and green spaces on the banks of the Des Plaines River
  • The art guild and Big Noise Theater
  • A community concert series
  • Public library events
  • A historical museum
  • Claim to fame as the site where the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club was filmed

The Money rankings evaluated thousands of communities with populations between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The 8 criteria included: cost of living, economy, education, housing, crime, convenience, cultural and recreational amenities, and overall pleasantness. Congratulations to the community of Des Plaines for ranking in the top 40!


Interested in living in Des Plaines? Lexington Pointe offers 2-3 bedroom townhomes beginning from the $350s walking distance from the heart of downtown Des Plaines. See the available floorplans and learn more about Lexington Pointe.