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Old 09-05-2010, 10:18 PM
Location: Phoenix metro
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Im trying to help out a friend who is moving from Elgin to the New Lenox area. He is looking for some nice apartments to rent, targeting under $800 a month for a 2 bedroom if possible. Can anyone recommend apartments within a 15 mile radius of New Lenox (or in the city proper, if possible) that are safe, in a nice area and with good schools for his 8 year old kid? Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:57 PM
Location: Chicago
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This may help:

New Lenox - Why we love it!
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:08 PM
Location: Phoenix metro
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Thanks for the link, but theres just a bunch of arguing about the lack of diversity in New Lenox, not much else.

Any locals that can chime in about my questions?
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:10 PM
Location: South Chicagoland
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Well, the lack of diversity in New Lenox IS strange considering it's just outside of Joliet. And it's not too far west of some South Suburbs with a pretty high black population.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:45 AM
Location: Will County
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Steve-O: Welcome to the area! If you're moving into New Lenox, you really can't go wrong in any of the area's rental units or schools. There are newer rentals close to the downtown within walking distance to the train .. and rental units outside of town that are closer to the main highways. Any of the Lincoln-Way High School feeder towns would provide you the same (New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, Manhattan). You're moving into an area that has one of the premier high school districts in our state. This area has boomed in the last decade. Along Route 30 in New Lenox, traffic can be pretty heavy during work hours. The same goes for some of the more main arteries surrounding the town (Laraway Road, Cedar Road), as the town is spreading out and experiencing some small growing pains. Fairly typical when doing so. There is much to recommend New Lenox and the other communities nearby .. besides the school system. There is Metra connections for transportation to the city. Major highways are close and inter-connected. While the landscape is changing with growth, rural is still fairly close and can be enjoyed. Frankfort likely offers the high-end of housing aned living costs. Mokena and New Lenox in the middle. Manhattan the most rural in nature yet and a little less costly. Depending on your tastes, there is housing from ying to yang in prices, age, and construction. Park Districts offer lots of activities for the kids and grown-ups too. Churches of all faiths are within driving distance. You remain close to the City of Chicago and what it offers. If looking for some guidance on rentals in the area, I would recommend calling Brent or Marigangela Tompkins at Cris Realty in New Lenox. They are friendly agents that will offer you some insight into the area's rentals and have years of experience in doing so. They themselves live within New Lenox and have children attending the schools. They can offer a more personal view of the area for you. I recommend them highly. Here's their website: New Lenox, Illinois Real Estate - Brent & Mariangela Tompkins. Best of luck to you with your upcoming move! If I can answer any further questions or help in any way, please write.
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:11 AM
Location: Phoenix metro
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Thanks for the reply! He is looking for specific apartment complexes in safe areas in New Lenox. Any names you could personally suggest?
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:04 PM
Location: New Lenox, Illinois
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ALL of New Lenox is a safe area. One can walk around this town at any hour and expect that no harm will come to him or her.

Type in New Lenox and apartments and you'll find some information.
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