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20. Wilmette, IL
Wilmette, IL
Population: 26,737
Median family income: $149,667
Median home price: $717,500

First-time visitors driving up Sheridan Road through Chicago's North Shore suburbs can't miss Wilmette's most striking landmark: the Baha'i House of Worship, whose dome rises 135 feet above its main floor.

Move further inland from Lake Michigan, and you're in one of Chicago's coziest bedroom communities. A bit less monumental - but no less significant - than the temple, are the numerous examples of Prairie School architecture throughout the village, including two Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

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