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Old 04-09-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Okay so im going to be moving to IL near the end of may for my new job. Will be working out of home and traveling to different companies on my own time so commute time is not a factor. Im a 24 yr old single male out of college. I have found a couple apartments for rent in each place around 1100-1300 a month which is ok. Just curious as to opinions and recommendations to which one might be better. I love cooking, going out to eat and sports bars. I appreciate any opinions
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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I think you would like Naperville better. It's more vibrant than Schaumburg.
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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Naperville
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:50 AM
 
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It depends on where these companies are that you'll be going to. Schaumburg is more central within the suburbs than Naperville. You say you'll be going on "my own time" - yeah, I don't know anybody who gets paid for their commute, so I would map out where you're going to be going most often and live closest to these. Naperville has an actual downtown and a lot of people love it. Schaumburg doesn't, but Arlington Heights which is nearby does has a downtown.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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Im in sales so I will be traveling to iowa and any companies around the Chicago area. Just meant that more along the lines of not having to worry about traffic or commuting as much since i'll be working from home
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:03 AM
 
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I feel like there are a lot of neighborhoods in Schaumburg that aren't being kept up like they were 20-30 years ago. The south end of town seems to be filled with the same three house types repeating in rhythm up and down the street (split-level, raised ranch, and ranch), and many of them have seen better days. There are some newer, more upscale subdivisions to the north, but most of the town seems to have been built in the 1960's and 1970's. That said, there aren't any areas in Schaumburg that are scary, and most of the schools are still quite solid. It's probably a solid alternative for people who are priced out of towns like Arlington heights and Buffalo Grove.

Naperville, on the other hand, is still booming. It sill has a lot of those old worn post-war sprawl neighborhoods, but real estate prices are higher and putting in buyers who spend more to maintain their homes. There are a wider variety of housing types and neighborhood types in Naperville, and there is a charming downtown area that is surrounded by historic homes. The issue is that the location doesn't work for everyone.
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:42 AM
 
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Location also depends if your working more north, south, west, etc. Yes, Schaumburg is more central to the rest of Chicagoland, but in Naperville, you'll have easy access to I-88 to get to Iowa.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:48 AM
 
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In what way is Naperville, specifically downtown Naperville, less central than anywhere in Schaumburg?

Did either of these two cities recently move? Guess I need to get a new map, mine is from 2015.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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Naperville closer to the edge of Chicagoland and Schaumburg is more in the middle of the suburbs. Naperville isn't in the middle of nowhere, but it's a bit further out than Schaumburg.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:20 PM
 
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If we're going to split hairs, let's split them down the middle. Naperville wins.

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