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Old 12-17-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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My husband works in Bucktown and Park Ridge is an area we are considering. However, I know flooding and airplane noise is an issue in the area. Can anybody break down the town by areas to avoid with these problems? We will probably wait until Spring to go out with an agent, but since we have two young kids I don't want to waste time looking at properties that we wouldn't consider living in due to flooding or noise. I grew up in a home that had major flooding and would like to avoid that!

Also, I am a stay-at-home mom and have been trying to find some groups of other SAHMs in Park Ridge, but am not having any luck. Of course I don't need it right now, but it also makes me wonder if there aren't as many in Park Ridge as there are in the Naperville area (where we are moving from). Usually you can find a group on meetup.com and I'm not seeing anything, which has me a little concerned that it would be harder to meet other moms in the same position.
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:12 AM
 
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When it comes to flooding in Park Ridge it is not like Des Plaines. There are no properties on the river. The determining factors for flooding are the age of the house, your yard, and your neighbors' yards (the older it is the more likely there are to be problems, if your yard dips in flooding is more likely, if your neighbors' yards are raised the water will trickle into yours, etc.). It is usually a case by case thing.

Airplane noise, on the other hand, is easier. Since O'Hare was redone the noise is more noticeable but the Southern part of Park Ridge has historically been the loudest. To give you an idea, probably South of Granville. The further North and East you go the less noise there should be, but it wont make a big difference.

Park Ridge does have a sizable amount of stay at home moms so it should not be too hard to meet them if you choose to move to Park Ridge.
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