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Niles is a village with a total of 5.9 square miles located in Maine and Niles Townships, Cook County, Illinois.

A notable landmark and point of pride among Niles' residents is the Leaning Tower of Niles, a smaller-scale replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  It is located next to the local YMCA (which is appropriately called the "Leaning Tower YMCA"). Several concerts covering a variety of musical forms are held here throughout the summer.

Another notable landmark is the Tam O'Shanter Golf Course (called "The Tam"), which is currently under the ownership of the Niles Park District

On December 14, 2010, Niles was named America's Best, Affordable Place to Raise Kids by Businessweek.com. Businessweek studied the lifestyle parameters of 5,418 communities across the country, focusing on good schools, low taxes, safe neighborhoods and affordability of housing.

The public school system in Niles is served by the Park Ridge-Niles School District which operates elementary and middle schools in Park Ridge and Niles.  Public high schools are the Maine Township High School District  and the Niles Township Community High School District.

Visit the Village of Niles website for more information.


Niles, IL
United States
42┬░ 1' 8.1084" N, 87┬░ 48' 10.224" W
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