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Old 11-10-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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I am currently looking for a home in Lake County and based on cost I have narrowed down my search between Volo & Round Lake. Any suggestions between these two, I am new to the area?
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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1) Where will you work. No one like a lengthy commute with the traffic issues in our area.
2) Do you have kids? Round Lake schools have a very mediocre reputation for performance.
3) What is your housing budget and preference? SFH or townhouse? Big yard or small yard?
Walkable or completely car orients OK. Near recreation, like bike path or is that a non-factor?
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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1) I work in Rosemont, but we estimate to have a better commute then we currently have from Midway.
2) We do have a child that we would be looking for a good middle school, I looked up Park West as an option.
3)Housing budget no more the $250k, SFH for sure and big yard a must, near recreation or bike paths would be nice but not a must.
Thanks
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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Volo is the better of the two. Lake Villa may be even better, under an hour from Rosemont by rail.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Well Round Lake may be affordable, but it is generally not very desirable. Volo is kinda remote..

Why are you moving to Lake County? Where will you work? There are probably affordable homes in places like DesPlaines or Wheeling that may be a better choice..
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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i have looked in DesPlaines with no luck, family leaves in Gray's Lake, Mundelien, so trying to stay close.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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A modest home in Arlington Heights, Buffalo grove, Mt. Prospect, Palatine or the better sections of Wheeling will not be as large or perhaps as "nice" as some of the new homes out in Volo or Round Lake, but the commute will be shorter and the schools are solidly good.
Based on your work location and good schools , what about Lake Zurich?
Seriously, if good schools are important stay away from Round Lake school district 118(I believe it's 118)
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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The one house I was looking at in Round Lake is in school district 75 I believe which is shared I think with Grayslake. So I am not sure if it depends on the part of Round Lake? I'll look into Lake Zurich.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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A modest home in Arlington Heights, Buffalo grove, Mt. Prospect, Palatine or the better sections of Wheeling will not be as large or perhaps as "nice" as some of the new homes out in Volo or Round Lake, but the commute will be shorter and the schools are solidly good.
Based on your work location and good schools , what about Lake Zurich?
Seriously, if good schools are important stay away from Round Lake school district 118(I believe it's 118)
Very few new homes are nice. They won't last, that's for sure. You really have to pay A LOT for a well constructed new home. I avoid new construction like the plague.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Very few new homes are nice. They won't last, that's for sure. You really have to pay A LOT for a well constructed new home. I avoid new construction like the plague.
Yeah, that's why nice was in italics. The age of the home is not always commensurate with the quality. I am no fan of the new box, plopped in the middle of a permanently plowed under cornfield (I affectionately call it the moonscape)with little twiggy trees out front and very few trees in the yards because the owners are too tapped out to plant or too lazy to do so.
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