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2022 Best Places to Live in Coles County

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  1. Charleston

    Town in Illinois,

    74 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I am an international student from Africa who has been in Charleston for 5 years now, schooling at Eastern Illinois University. As a foreigner, making the transition to Charleston 5 years ago was tough. However, the community has made my stay here a very welcoming one which has, in turn, made me very attached to Charleston. I...Charleston is my little home and I hope you have the chance to experience the love in this home someday..

    Read 74 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 20,141,

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  2. Mattoon

    Town in Illinois,

    38 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Great community, low cost of living, solid schools, strong youth athletic support, thriving local hospital, lake land college in town and Eastern Illinois 10 miles away. If you like more action,....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 17,273,

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  3. Hutton Township

    Town in Illinois,

    3 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 812,

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  4. Mattoon Township

    Town in Illinois,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 2 stars.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 15,143,

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  5. North Okaw Township

    Town in Illinois,

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 1,473,

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  6. Lafayette Township

    Town in Illinois,

    17 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I would definitely choose to live here again. It's a wonderful small town that still has quite a few restaurant and entertainment options. Its close proximity to several bigger towns provides easy....

    Read 17 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 4,637,

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  7. Oakland

    Town in Illinois,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says I have lived in this town for most of my life. It's all I really know. It was a great place to grow up. I love it..

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 1,062,

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  8. Pleasant Grove Township

    Town in Illinois,

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 1,119,

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  9. East Oakland Township

    Town in Illinois,

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 1,565,

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  10. Ashmore Township

    Town in Illinois,

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 1,425,

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  11. Ashmore

    Town in Illinois,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says If you enjoy small town living, this is the perfect town. You still have all the perks of a bigger town by being only 10 minutes away from Charleston, but still get to enjoy a close community by....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 1,021,

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  12. Humboldt Township

    Town in Illinois,

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 1,035,

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  13. Seven Hickory Township

    Town in Illinois,

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 202,

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  14. Humboldt

    Town in Illinois,

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Population: 446,

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  15. Lerna

    Town in Illinois,

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Population: 251,

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  16. Morgan Township

    Town in Illinois,

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Population: 331,

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  17. Paradise Township

    Town in Illinois,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Population: 1,068,

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