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Old 02-11-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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I googled some images of Windsor Terrace. It looks a lot like the densest parts of Chicago, the north lakefront. Even the rest of Chicago is going to seem pretty suburban for you.

We're ok with surburban! We'd like more space and more green right now. Oak Park and Evanston sound good. You and chirack have given me a lot of great info. I think we'll be able to get our bearings now to prepare for our visit! Thank you both so much.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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We're ok with surburban! We'd like more space and more green right now. Oak Park and Evanston sound good. You and chirack have given me a lot of great info. I think we'll be able to get our bearings now to prepare for our visit! Thank you both so much.
The only real issuse with evanston is the commute via car as there are no quick ways into evanston via car from downtown and our public transit starts shuting down after a certain point.

However if needed he can take the red line to the purple line(it runs till 1:00 am and then gets replaced by a bus). It just might be a long haul that way. The purple line runs express to the loop during rush hour only.

Evanston also has a metra line that runs till 12:30 at night.

Also parking downtown is expensive(can be 200ish a month but some lots have in by a certian time out by a certian time deals).

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Old 02-11-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Both Evanston and Oak Park are good places to start.

Other considerations include:

River Forest
Edgebrook/Sauganash/Forest Glen area, in NW Chicago
DePaul University/Sheffield area of Chicago ( Terrific commute)
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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There are a few threads in the Chicago Forum that compare New York neighborhoods with Chicago neighborhoods.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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There are a few threads in the Chicago Forum that compare New York neighborhoods with Chicago neighborhoods.
Thank you! I will go searching for those. It would be nice to compare.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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does anyone know of any resources for finding a single family house for rent instead of apartments? online searches aren't bringing up too much...
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