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Old 05-02-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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Default Naperville subdivisions- Tall Grass or White Eagle?

Relocating to Naperville soon!! I need help choosing a family friendly subdivision! Middle class family, stay-at-home mom, elementary/middle school kids, not into keeping up with the Jones's...any thoughts on Tall Grass or White Eagle? Any other subdivisions? Thanks for your honesty!
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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Funny that for some one "not into keeping up with the Jones's" you'd mention subdivisions with country club components where three car garages are common and 6 bedrooms have prices of over $1M...

You can find lots more low key areas.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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I agree. My ex-wife grew up in White Eagle. Some of the most spectacular homes I've seen in my life (which doesn't say too much, really) are in that subdivision. Her dad used to do typical upper middle class stuff like play golf, go to the country club for brunch, etc..
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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Relocating to Naperville soon!! I need help choosing a family friendly subdivision! Middle class family, stay-at-home mom, elementary/middle school kids, not into keeping up with the Jones's...any thoughts on Tall Grass or White Eagle? Any other subdivisions? Thanks for your honesty!
White Eagle is nothing when compared with those homes off Lisson and Royce or even just majority of stuff in Hinsdale, Deerfield, etc.

That said white eagle as someone mentioned has the club house, golf course, total stereotypical soccermom.

Tallgrass is not quite as much like that but still similar.

In my opinion an average neighorhood would be like Ashbury.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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Thanks for the honesty! I guess the reasons why I'm thinking about those two neighborhoods is because the schools seem to be great and it was the area the realtor suggested. Besides Ashbury, any more average neighborhood suggestions? I really appreciate the help.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Speaking of schools, I'm sure they're all good, but any suggestions on middle schools- best and worst? How about the neighborhood River Run, too?
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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It never ceases to amaze me the people who consider themselves "middle class". Sorry, but anyone who lives in Tall Grass or White Eagle is NOT middle class. No middle class folks can afford $500k to $1.5 million homes.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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You're right...after researching those neighborhoods, I'm blown away by the prices. I currently live in Georgia where a middle class family can get a new home like the homes in White Eagle for $250! I can't believe the cost of housing in Naperville! I guess I can mark those two neighborhoods off the realtor's list when I come to house hunt. Back to the drawing board. Any more neighborhood suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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It never ceases to amaze me the people who consider themselves "middle class". Sorry, but anyone who lives in Tall Grass or White Eagle is NOT middle class. No middle class folks can afford $500k to $1.5 million homes.
Your mistaken, 500k is upper midle class but stil middle class. Also, homes that WERE 500k are now 250k if you shop around.

A guy I work with lived in Breckenridge on the S end of Naperville. At one point probably over 500k, not white eagle nice but the more upscale subdivision of that area. He was saying a home in his neighborhood just sold for soemthing like 260k. Grant it the guys wife took a job out of state and they didnt have time to sit in the market and wait things out but still.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Thanks for the honesty! I guess the reasons why I'm thinking about those two neighborhoods is because the schools seem to be great and it was the area the realtor suggested. Besides Ashbury, any more average neighborhood suggestions? I really appreciate the help.
In that area what comes to mind would be Rosehill near ashbury, brookwood trace naper plainfield and gateshead. That whle area has a few neighborhoods breckenridge, knock knolls, old sawmill, etc.

The area across the street from plainfield behind traversos, dairy queen, etc is nice as well. If you venture a lil furthr down Naper Plainfield near boughton its technically bolingbrook but very nice area, still in district 204 just bolingbrook address, depends on how important library an othr naperville city services are to you.

another nice area though I can think of the name would be near 87th and book but more like 87th and skylane in that area.

Across the street from neuqua is nice as well.

I believ eprices in tamarack have come down quite a bit. Basically a less stuffy, more yard and cheaper white eagel
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