Lake in the Hills Makes Most Boring Places List

Do you think Lake in the Hills deserves to be on Movoto's most boring places list?

Have you ever thought your town was just a little too dull? 

Real estate company Movoto recently released a list Friday of the the 10 most boring communities in Illinois and Lake in the Hills made the list, ranking as the fourth most boring place in the state

Real estate blog Movoto dug into the 100 most populated places in America and ranked them in six different categories, using data from Areavibes, Yelp, and the U.S. Census (2010). The six criteria, according to the site, were:
  • Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
  • Percentage of restaurants that are fast food (the lower the better)
  • Percentage of young residents ages 20 to 34 (the higher the better)
In choosing LITH, Movoto writes: "…. there’s next to no nightlife, not a very lively young population, and no real claims to fame." Its lack of restaurants and "active life options" were also cited as reasons for LITH all-around dullness. 

Movoto did give credit to Lake in the Hills lack of fast food restaurants and a decent selection of summer festivals. 

Huntley also made the list, ranking as the fifth most boring place in the state. The hometown to Sun City, the largest retirement community in the Midwest, helped Huntley make Movoto's list. 

Movoto writes: "What does Huntley have? A mediocre rank for active life options and a special event called The Turkey Testicle Festival. Yay?"

Other towns to make the list include: New Lenox (No. 1), Rolling Meadows (No. 2), Calumet City (No. 3), Bolingbrook (No. 6), Hanover Park (No. 7), Oswego (No. 8), Vernon Hills (No. 9), Streamwood (No. 10). 

Read more on the Movoto website

Do you think these rankings are fair? If so, let us know why in the comments section. If not, stand up for your town in the comments section. 

John Oslin June 14, 2014 at 10:02 AM
Heroin and crack are readily available though. That is a draw for some people.
bvandcv June 16, 2014 at 03:01 AM
Algonquin boring too !
anonymous June 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM
All the business off of Randall are empty now. Ironically they are fighting against the widening of Randall and the CFI but yet, there are NO businesses in that area left to impact. What a joke.
carol June 16, 2014 at 11:42 PM


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