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Old 10-31-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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Yeah I agree. The closest towns to Skokie with that Hughes movie feel are probably Wilmette and maybe parts of Glenview as well. Evanston by the lake probably has it but is uber expensive by the lake, and Lincolnwood sorta has it too.

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...if you are looking for mostly uniform smaller homes built in the 50's thru the 70's Skokie is fine. It does not, however, have the charm of the closer-to-the-lack towns that were showcased in movies by Hughes.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:14 AM
 
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Evanston or Oak Park could both be good. Both have character, are a bit more urban feeling, but still have a sort of suburb charm. Old trees, that are beautiful during fall (keep in mind the summers and winters here are much longer than the springs and falls, which are pretty short). Both are very walkable. Evanston is a bit more developed in terms of a modern downtown area, Oak Park has a more historical feel and a lot of different styles of houses. Both have a comparable level of safety. Both have retail and entertainment districts... movies, shops... Oak Parks shops are a bit more boutique like, Evanston has more chain stores.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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Elmhurst...metra in the downtown...expensive but some areas aren't. Nice downtown area with nightlife...25 minite metra ride.
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