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Old 04-01-2015, 03:15 PM
 
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Hello guys,
Currently I am in school of Northern Illinois U, and my husband will work in Oak Brook, so we are trying to find a place which is better be in the middle or not too far away from his work(he has to work every day, but I dont have class every day). We are looking for apt under $800, which has to be quiet and safe, I can not stand noisy neighbors. We dont have kids yet, and the only pet is our bunny.

Plz give us some advice, the places I searched online were all over $1000. Maybe I did not find the right city?

Thank you!
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Bucktown
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How about an apartment close to I-80 in either Warrenville or Naperville? I would think Naperville would have more apartments than Warrenville and it also has a lively downtown. His drive to Oakbrook wouldn't be too bad if you could stay close to I-80. Aurora would also be an option, as it likely has a lot more apartments available, but some parts of Aurora are bad.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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$800 is kind of low. I would expect rents to be cheaper the farther west you go. Maybe aurora/naperville area? Ditto what the other poster says. Off the tollway. Apartments rents are high now. Check the police reports in areas where you think you might be renting. If there is a specific street that keeps popping up in the reports, then stay away from apartments in that area.

I know where i live, there is always reports from a certain street, which happens to be where a certain apt complex is... I don't think it is a coincidence.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Post this in the Chicago Suburb Forum for better results.
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Tri-Cities
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North Aurora, Aurora, Batavia.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Tri-Cities
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In fact, I would look into the M/I Homes development off of Church Road in Aurora, or the Apartments at Kirkland Crossing off of Kirk Road in Aurora. Those are both close to the highway, in a good school district. That south Batavia/northern Aurora area is probably the most reasonably equidistant you can be to DeKalb and Oak Brook (35 mins each way).
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Near West Burbs
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Check out Lisle, which is maybe 15 minutes from Oak Brook and 40-45 from NIU campus center on Anne Glidden. I lived in Oak Brook for a year and commuted to NIU my junior year. The extra 15 minutes each way you save compared to living directly in Oak Brook are priceless in bad weather, which often occurs in the winter driving down wind swept and snow covered I-88. Any further west, and the commute to Oak Brook can slow to a halt after 7am on I-88 east from about Naperville Rd in, while the westbound traffic is still moving past Highland Ave.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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Any further west, and the commute to Oak Brook can slow to a halt after 7am on I-88 east from about Naperville Rd in, while the westbound traffic is still moving past Highland Ave.
Not 100% on what you're saying, but I've never hit eastbound traffic on 88 between Naperville Road and 294.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Tri-Cities
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As someone who fairly consistently drives from Batavia to O'Hare, the only place where it gets truly bad is at 59, and then it picks up again. Lisle to DeKalb would be miserable. Northern Aurora/Southern Batavia is probably the most equitable place in terms of distance traveled/commute time for both of you.

This area also puts you close to decent nightlife options in the Tri-Cities and Naperville.
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