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Old 11-11-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: North Shore, IL
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My list got a bit unfocused. It went from quality of life to affordability. And no, Wheaton, LaGrange, Downers Grove, and Palatine are not affordable. The reason I put Forest Park at the top because you get a bunch of benefits, including affordable housing, low taxes, low violent crime, and good schools, not to mention easy city access. It's the best of both worlds. In the world of affordability, Forest Park would top the list, but in the world of overall quality of life, Forest Park wouldn't top the list.

Palatine unaffordable? Compared to Forest Park, kinda, but Palatine is average for Chicago land buddy. Wheaton is actually affordable, you don't have to buy a house for the average home price to live there.

Aloha, welcome to Chicagoland, prices are different here than in the country. Generally, Chicago is not cheapy so wah wah.
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:35 AM
 
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Here are the best



10. Richton Park
9. Flossmoor
8. Hazel Crest
7. Homewood
6. Harvard
5. Harvey
4. Markham
3. University Park
2. Park Forest
1. Des Plaines
I disagree with all of them except Des Plaines, Homewood, and Flossmoor. Des Plaines and Homewood are hidden gems, and so is Flossmoor, but it has high costs of living. DP and H are even better if you don't care about the school quiality, even though the schools are quite good. Beware the river in Des Plaines but you also get some great forest preverves.
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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I'm sorry. I meant to write "these are the worst". In my opinion the BEST are Homewood, Tinley Park, Evanston, Lake Forest, Oak Park, and Oak Forest.
Add Des Plaines and Flossmoor to the list! Hidden gems, mate!
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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I'll agree with that, I was born and raised in a small town in central Florida and people aren't necessarily known for their southern hospitality. I also lived in Orlando for 5 years and there was a interesting mix of white trash, inconsiderate Hispanics (I am half-Mexican), and rich ignorant people. I honestly feel more at home in Chicago. No matter where you live there will be inconsiderate people though.
I would NEVER live in Florida. One of the main draws for the Midwest-to-Northeast area for me is the diverse weather. I love my cold winters, and always get them, and will always get them in Chicago. In Florida it's just "oh, it's January, and its 80 Fahrenheit outside...yaaaaayyyyy...lets get out our surfboards".
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