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Old 12-07-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Hi,

I am thinking about purchasing a condo in Wheeling, specifically in the Arlington Club subdivision at the intersection of Dundee and Buffalo Grove Road. I liked the condo itself, but as I left the building after the showing, I noticed a post on the bulletin board that warned the residents of gypsies trying to break in as well as vehicle vandalism, so that got me worried.

I'll check the crime stats but also would like to hear from anyone who is familiar with the area. Thank you in advance!
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Driving by and occasionally driving through, it seems like a nice area. There is an adjacent rental community but it is by no means a "low rent" district. Just curious, what is your budget?
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Driving by and occasionally driving through, it seems like a nice area. There is an adjacent rental community but it is by no means a "low rent" district. Just curious, what is your budget?
My budget is between 120K-140K. I am debating between an older, smaller condo in Glenview vs. a newer, nicer townhome in Wheeling.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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From the handful of times I've ever passed through that area, I've gotten the impression that area isn't a bad one to live in. Seems like one where you'd have to be ready to rely on driving, since it appears to me that bus service near there is only limited to weekdays. Metra has a line that runs east of there(called North Central Service), but it is unfortunately one of only 2 Metra lines limited to weekday service(though I consider Southwest Service to be just as bad, since the schedule on Saturday is laughably bad, and it was till recently a weekday-only line too). Glenview would probably be better, if you want more than just bus service options, since Metra runs every day.

Good luck, with whatever you decide to choose.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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My budget is between 120K-140K. I am debating between an older, smaller condo in Glenview vs. a newer, nicer townhome in Wheeling.
There are some townhomes in Lake Arlington, but the 2 lowest $ ones are listing at $150K and $169K. Very nice neighborhood, walking distance to Lake Arlington and the 2 mile path around the 50 acre lake. Also have clubhouse with modest but decent fitness room, indoor/outdoor pool and tennis courts. No close by bus service. 10 minute drive to Metra North Central service and about 15 minutes to Metra NW line.
Still think it's one of the nicest town home developments in the Arlington Heights/Wheeling/Buffalo Grove area. It is a mixed development shared with single family homes instead of rental apartments.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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used to live in those apartments and moved away last year. i would move back, but i'm actually now looking to rent a house. it is a very nice community for that area. it's very close to buffalo grove, and arlington heights, highways, and some shopping. the malls are a little further. it is quiet and on an old golf course with a network of paved walking trails intertwining. there's a starbucks just across the street, or another a short couple minute drive away. it was perfect for me, but like i said, i've got several dogs and now just need something a little bigger. i know the area well, pm me if you have any more questions.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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if you are looking around the Buffalo Grove/Dundee area, the feel of the area is probably more like Buffalo Grove than Wheeling. Arl Club is north of Dundee and most of that area is Buf Gr, not Wheeling.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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It's a pleasant low crime area with not much character. My mother used to live right on that corner. You'll make friends more easily if you speak Russian.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Default Actually a pretty convenient location.........

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It's a pleasant low crime area with not much character. My mother used to live right on that corner. You'll make friends more easily if you speak Russian.
There is Pho U noodle shop, I Am Siam for good Thai/Chinese food, Grande Jakes for good Am/Mex food (good sweet/spicy mole) Dengeo's for quality fast food, Dairy Queen, True Value Hardware, Dominick's for groceries and a bunch of other places in walking distance. 5 minute drive to Sam's/WallyWorld, Mc Donald's, Target, Lou Malnati's and a bunch of other stores along Lake Cook Rd.
If you like to bike(easy trail ride), you are about a 3 mile ride from Buffalo Creek preserve located at Checker and Arlington Heights Rd. Also good place to walk/hike and run. If you are a"roadie" road cyclist, there is a pretty safe and easy way to get into Lake Co. and many good country roads.
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