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Old 11-06-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Just pror to the real estate bust, most of the homes you are targeting in AH were likely canidates for tear down. Nothing wrong with buying one of them other than resale which will likely focus on the value of the land in better times.

Parts of Wheeling, Palatine, Mount Prospect and Lake Zurich are also options.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Both houses seems to be under contract now. We have to keep looking around, but you were right cubssoxfan...$225k will not go far in AH. And we are not even looking at the bigger homes. Our preference are single family ranch homes and we are Ok with 1200-1300 sq/ft as long as it have 3BD/2BT or even 1.1BT with an option to convert the 1/2 bath to full. I think we will have to look at the $250k+ homes although that is not our ideal option. And you were right about the property taxes too... There are few nice homes available around $250-$255k, both in SD25 and Hersey, but property taxes are $7k plus, which is way too high in my opinion for the size of those properties.
How are taxes for houses in Dist 23/Wheeling HS? Wheeling does not have the PSAT average scores that Hersey or Prospect do, but it is a very good HS where high achievers will be challenged and have many AP courses and extra-curricular opportunities to keep them involved.
How are taxes for Dist 23/Wheeling in Wheeling proper?
PM me if you wish and I can provide some specific neighborhoods to consider.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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Glendale Heights...you realtor will tell you the same...ethnic diversity if you want it. most affordable town un dupage co.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Glendale Heights...you realtor will tell you the same...ethnic diversity if you want it. most affordable town un dupage co.
So if the OP stated they had their hearts set on Arlington Heights, how does your suggestion fit in with that? You did read that they need to commute to Libertyville, right?!
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Besides looking for the house in AH area, we need to find good daycare center for our 2 1/2 year old in North Arlington Heights/Buffalo grove area.
Can any of you recommend a daycare center there?
We have been told by our agent that there is good Montessori on the AH/BG border called Buffalo Grove Montessori School. Anyone have more info on this school in particular?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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We also checked this Montessori facility last week. It looks Ok.
We checked Little Learners daycare center too on Rand Rd in Arlington Hts and liked what we saw and their program. The thing we like about Litle Learners is that it is not a chain, but a private owned daycare center and it is the only one, so owners are at the site daily.
Right now we are trying to obtain as much info as possible for both these facilities before applying. Have any of you heard about these daycare centers or had any experience with?
Please share your experience as we need to hear some more info.

Thanks
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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We also checked this Montessori facility last week. It looks Ok.
We checked Little Learners daycare center too on Rand Rd in Arlington Hts and liked what we saw and their program. The thing we like about Litle Learners is that it is not a chain, but a private owned daycare center and it is the only one, so owners are at the site daily.
Right now we are trying to obtain as much info as possible for both these facilities before applying. Have any of you heard about these daycare centers or had any experience with?
Please share your experience as we need to hear some more info.

Thanks
If the religous affiliation does not bother you, St. Peter's Lutheran Church has a VERY good preschool program. Good balance between learning and activities. The Lutheran Home also has a good program with the benefit of many "adopted" grandparents who love reading and playing with the little ones.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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If the religous affiliation does not bother you, St. Peter's Lutheran Church has a VERY good preschool program. Good balance between learning and activities. The Lutheran Home also has a good program with the benefit of many "adopted" grandparents who love reading and playing with the little ones.
But their program is for 10 months only, Sep-May as far as I know.
Plus they only accept 3 years old and up, this is according to their website I just checked. Our child is 2 1/2 now...
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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But their program is for 10 months only, Sep-May as far as I know.
Plus they only accept 3 years old and up, this is according to their website I just checked. Our child is 2 1/2 now...
Their summer camp fills most of the gap but you're correct, I don't think it is full 52 week program.
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