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24. Highland Park, IL
Highland Park, IL
Population: 31,614
Median family income: $148,131
Median home price: $600,000

When the mercury climbs in the Windy City's notoriously hot summers, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra packs its instruments and heads to the North Shore suburb of Highland Park.

For more than 70 years, the Ravinia Park musical complex there has played host to the CSO during the summer months. The orchestra performs in a 3,200-seat open-air, covered pavilion that also features some of the biggest names in jazz, blues and pop music.

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