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Old 05-03-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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Before you move, you might want to check out the Waterleaf restaurant, conveniently located on the COD campus. But you better hurry-rumor has it that it will be closing soon.

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Old 05-03-2015, 04:08 PM
 
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Glen Ellyn is just about as nice as a place as you will find in the western suburbs. If you work there, why not try to live there? It will make your live easier. Only think is, your price point for housing is low and it will be challenging to find something at it.
That's why I suggested Batavia. It has that smaller feeling with the historic downtown core, but for a little bit of a lower price (depending on where you live that is, since many parts are pretty upscale.) But there are plenty of fixer uppers near downtown that have tons of character.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:04 AM
 
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That's why I suggested Batavia. It has that smaller feeling with the historic downtown core, but for a little bit of a lower price (depending on where you live that is, since many parts are pretty upscale.) But there are plenty of fixer uppers near downtown that have tons of character.
Is Butterfield a decent rush hour road going east? If so, that might work well... Though I think Warrenville or Winfield would be a heck of a lot easier.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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Yeah, Butterfield isn't too bad. And 88 is also close-ish by too, if he wanted to go that route.

Since he specified a grocery store downtown, I didn't know if Winfield or Warrenville would fit the bill, though, I will be honest, I have limited knowledge of both downtowns (especially Winfield). Does Warrenville have a grocery store downtown? I know that Winfield is kind of tiny, especially stores-wise.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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Yeah, Butterfield isn't too bad. And 88 is also close-ish by too, if he wanted to go that route.

Since he specified a grocery store downtown, I didn't know if Winfield or Warrenville would fit the bill, though, I will be honest, I have limited knowledge of both downtowns (especially Winfield). Does Warrenville have a grocery store downtown? I know that Winfield is kind of tiny, especially stores-wise.
Neither one has any sort of "downtown" worth mentioning, though there is a small cluster of businesses near the Winfield Metra station.

Only people with large budgets don't need to compromise.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:57 AM
 
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I think they are both fine places, though, and would probably shorten the Glen Ellyn commute.

When they widened Butterfield past 59 to two lanes in most parts, I think it definitely has helped with traffic flow eastward and westward.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:07 PM
 
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Winfield and Warrenville have minuscule town cores and most shopping has to be done in Wheaton or Naperville which is five minutes away driving.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:48 AM
 
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I agree Gepid.. I lived in Wheaton from 1953 to 1971 went all through my school years there.. Yes there are more Christian Organizations and Charity groups in Wheaton per sq. in. hahahaha than anywhere in the world hahaha.. My Parents left Wheaton and moved to Glen Ellyn around 1974 and stayed until 1985.. Yes Much of Du Page County is Republican.. and its spreading west.. Realty Taxes can be , IMHO Very High .. $5000 to $15000 is not unusual. We lived in the historic district of West Chicago and paid $9000
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The poster should check out Lombard, close to Glen Ellyn. Downtown isn't great, but they do have cruise nights and easy access to metra for Chicago events. People are a bit more laid back, than what you'd find in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton or even Naperville. Housing is more affordable as well, but options are slightly limited.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:05 AM
 
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Since 1985 the character and nature of Wheaton has radically changed...the whole south side has been built up with new subdivisions and thousands of new commers who are largely not of the fundamental Christian category. Most of the Christian organizations have moved from Wheaton to slightly farther north including the Wheaton Bible church where most of them go...its no longer in Wheaton. What I like about the building in south Wheaton is that its seems to be well integrated physically with the rest of the city. It does not have the huge tract house feeling you get in parts of far flung Naperville. There seem to be more trees and vegetation in Wheaton.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:08 AM
 
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I agree Gepid.. I lived in Wheaton from 1953 to 1971 went all through my school years there.. Yes there are more Christian Organizations and Charity groups in Wheaton per sq. in. hahahaha than anywhere in the world hahaha.. My Parents left Wheaton and moved to Glen Ellyn around 1974 and stayed until 1985.. Yes Much of Du Page County is Republican.. and its spreading west.. Realty Taxes can be , IMHO Very High .. $5000 to $15000 is not unusual. We lived in the historic district of West Chicago and paid $9000
Your comment is directed at real estate taxes in Wheaton, but you claim to have lived in the historic district of West Chicago. Two completely different towns. And much has changed since the 1970's -- everywhere... not fair to compare to the current situation.
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