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Old 06-26-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Sounds like you only have northern suburbanites posting. hmmm,

I was responding to "Euegene Coetzee" who titled his post "from Africa to Barrington", and asked what is the best place to live in Barrington. But I see this thread is 10 pages long now and 2 years old!!!

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Old 06-26-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Nanannie,

Do you think the "busy street" issue is more important in places like Barrington & Lake Forest? Evanston - Highland Park, all the streets get a bit of traffic, plus Sheridan/Green Bay/Hibbard and near everything.

I think Barrington Hills is one of the nicest suburbs in the area, and the thing I like the best is the quiet.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:14 PM
 
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Nanannie,

Do you think the "busy street" issue is more important in places like Barrington & Lake Forest? Evanston - Highland Park, all the streets get a bit of traffic, plus Sheridan/Green Bay/Hibbard and near everything.

I think Barrington Hills is one of the nicest suburbs in the area, and the thing I like the best is the quiet.
I would say yes, busy streets on North Shore can be noisey or a headache at certain times, but are not high speed. The homes here on, say, rt 59,Lake Cook or Algonquin all seem to be set a ways back from the road with very long drives. We looked at a few, but chose not to buy on the busy roads as I had kids and didnt want to deal with and worry about the 55+ mph zooming by. Your right about the quiet. Since its
90 % 5 acre min., most people expect that.

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Old 06-26-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I would say yes, busy streets on North Shore can be noisey or a headace at certain times, but are not high speed. The homes here on, say, rt 59,Lake Cook or Algonquin all seem to be set a ways back from the road with very long drives. We looked at a few, but chose not to buy on the busy roads as I had kids and didnt want to deal with and worry about the 55+ mph zooming by. Your right about the quiet. Since its
90 % 5 acre min., most people expect that.
A 5 acre minimum. What a joke, all that area used to be cornfields and now all of this sprawl!
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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I would say yes, busy streets on North Shore can be noisey or a headace at certain times, but are not high speed. The homes here on, say, rt 59,Lake Cook or Algonquin all seem to be set a ways back from the road with very long drives. We looked at a few, but chose not to buy on the busy roads as I had kids and didnt want to deal with and worry about the 55+ mph zooming by. Your right about the quiet. Since its
90 % 5 acre min., most people expect that.
A few years ago a friend from BH"s father was killed on one of the main roads by some idiot(from a different area). They named the ***** L****s C** Games after him.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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A few years ago a friend from BH"s father was killed on one of the main roads by some idiot(from a different area). They named the ***** L****s C** Games after him.
I lost a friend as well. Speeds are just too high through there. Were you "bleeped" out? I am curious what games were named after him.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:58 PM
 
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I lost a friend as well. Speeds are just to high through there. Were you "bleeped" out? I am curious what games were named after him.

No that was me. The Landowners Cup in September. He was a frormer Master of the FVH.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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Default West Burbs & South Burbs are Good Too!

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North suburbs are the best. South suburbs are terrible and the crime rate is extremely high. The west suburbs and in-between the two. North suburban crime rates are very low. Northbrook, Glenview, Glencoe, Winnetka, Highland Park, Deerfield, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Northfield, and Lake Forest have the most expensive homes in the north suburbs. The less expensive north suburban homes can be found in Skokie, Morton Grove, Niles, Lincolnwood, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, and Evanston.
The South Suburbs are not terrible -- just not as well known. Orland Park, Tinely Park, Homer Glen, Frankfort, New Lenox, Mokena and the Palos towns are all very nice. I'd look into the Lincoln-Way School district or the Orland Park School district (Andrew HS or Sandburg HS) if you want good schools. Frankfort has a really cute downtown and Orland Park has a huge mall.

If you want the West burbs I'd look at Naperville, Wheaton, Geneva, St. Charles, Hindsdale, Downers Grove, Oswego -- really you can't go wrong in the West burbs. There are many nice towns and the schools are good.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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many of the suburbs of chicago are quite beautiful, but sadly, the hospitality in illinois is not good. basically, only the top notch popular/rich seem to be accepted into the community in illinois. chicago has a lot of smog, ozone, and pollution. very sadly, from my point of view it is very unlikely that you will fall in love with illinois, unless you are the type of person who likes to be disconnected from the community. schools in illinois, by the way, are very bad.
were do you live?
that is expected with every city smog..
especially when you have a few million people tightly packed into one city.
and it depends on what district you put your kids in
EVERY city has at least one er two districts that are not up to par with the rest
and for being disconnected, you must disconnect yourself!
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Elgin is the best. It has the prestigious Elgin Academy
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