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Old 01-11-2013, 12:37 AM
 
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My husband got a job at the Midway Airport. We are a very conservative, late-twenties couple, with a baby--where should we live? I've heard about Bolingbrook, Woodridge, and Naperville; however, Naperville seems like too far of a commute. I'm open to any and all suggestions. Major concerns are a safe place, not ghetto, and not too far of a commute (ideally 30-35 minutes top). Is this even a realistic combination? Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:41 AM
 
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What kind of budget are you working with?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:20 AM
 
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In addition to budget I would inquire as to where you are currently living and what sorts of things you are looking for in the next town you live in. Perhaps Brookfield would be a good option if you are like more of the traditional towns but want something affordable....
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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Homewood.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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Sorry, first timer . We are moving from the Seattle area. Probably just going to rent the first year. Ideally, we'd like to stay between $1200 and $1450/ month. I stay home with our baby, so it'd be nice to live in a place where I could feel safe taking walks, close to parks and grocery stores--family friendly--but again, I like my spouse, so it'd be nice to not have him commuting for hours each day.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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Default Signficantly different distance / travel time...

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Homewood.
Brookfield is under 10 miles / 20 minutes from Midway vs over twice as far to Homewood --

Homewood, IL to Midway International Airport to Brookfield, IL - Google Maps

If it just the two of you and a baby you ought to be able to get basic 2 bd / 1 bath in your price range...
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:14 PM
 
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Brookfield is under 10 miles / 20 minutes from Midway vs over twice as far to Homewood --

Homewood, IL to Midway International Airport to Brookfield, IL - Google Maps

If it just the two of you and a baby you ought to be able to get basic 2 bd / 1 bath in your price range...
Seconded on the Brookfield recommendation. It's a nice community with good schools and a quick drive to Midway. It's also pretty centrally located, so it's relatively easy to drive into the city and the other suburbs. The "Hollywood" neighborhood near the zoo is the nicest area.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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Brookfield is a good choice too. You can also look into Oak Lawn.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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So do you think the communities I asked about (Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Naperville) are too far away? Also, do any of these areas, including Brookfield, have any newer developments?
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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I agree with Chet, check out Brookfield! Your entire quality of life increases when you have a shorter commute. And being close to the zoo is great for young families - you can buy a yearly membership and go there and walk around with the stroller.
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