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Old 12-15-2018, 03:08 PM
 
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We are a couple in our late forties. The children have just moved to college. We currently live in central Naperville around Rt. 59 and 75th in a home that has become too big for our needs. We want to stay in the Chicagoland area until our children are settled somewhere but are pursuing a lower cost of living to be able to spend on finer things in life. In general our requirements are

1. Decent commute times to downtown, to be able to commute 2-3 times a week. Close to Metra/Pace stops and Highways.

2. Safe, maintenance free living, should be able to lock the home and travel for months. Townhomes preferred.

3. School quality is no consideration. Nor is vibrancy of community. We could live without those and travel to good restaurants.

4. Newer homes.

We have looked at outer communities around Oswego/Boligbrook (bad commute), Wheaton/Warrenville/Downers Grove/Westmont (Older, pricier houses per square foot).

Our budget is 250 to 350 K.

Any suggestions on suburbs and communities? We were thinking North Aurora, Lockport or similar locations.

Many thanks.
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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A quick search of the MLS shows 46 townhomes in Naperville listed between $250,000 and $350,000, including several new construction options in the NeuDearborn development. Naperville no longer works for you?
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:35 AM
 
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-Naperville - I think there’s a decent amount of townhomes on the north end of town, so it would put you close to either Naperville or Rt 59 Metra and I88
-Lemont, depending on your Metra needs
-Brookfield - probably not much though
-Aurora near Rt 59
-Lisle probably
-Des Plaines
-Palos Heights
-Tinley Park
-Forest Park
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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There are a lot of newer construction townhomes in Tinley Park/Orland Park that are in your price range. The Rock Island line is also pretty convenient for downtown, with ample parking at the Tinley 80th avenue station and close to I-80.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:52 PM
 
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You can build a new home in North Aurora for that price (see link). There's also new houses going up in North Aurora where the old Valley Green Golf Course used to be. Very close to I88. I'm not sure if they'll have townhomes, but I believe they are smaller lots, they do lawn maintenance for you, and they will have a clubhouse as well. Here's the link to the first area I was talking about:
Discover Houses for Sale in North Aurora IL | D.R. Horton
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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Here's info on the second community. I think they may have dropped the 55 and over thing, but I'm not sure. Looks like they will have townhomes and duplexes
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chi...story,amp.html
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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You can look at up north as well; like Des Plaines and Mount Prospect.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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There is probably more in Naperville and the surrounding area. Haven't a clue why you would want to move out of the area because its probably one of the best places to live. I'd move away from Rt 59 though further east. There are townhomes that have been built on Herrick Road in Warrenville that seem popular. I think they offer a first floor master suite. I think google will reveal much on the townhome situation. I'd look at Winfield, Warrenville, Wheaton, Lisle, Glen Ellyn too.
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Old 12-17-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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Another option is Savannah Crossings in Aurora. There's a few for sale there right now. Here's an example:
https://www.redfin.com/IL/Aurora/129...home/113384829
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Old 12-17-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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To be honest, If it was me, I'd be looking outside the state of Illinois for a lower cost of living. I am planning on making a beeline out of the state when I retire or if I ever lost my job in this area. Perhaps consider NW Indiana if you need to be in the greater Chicago area otherwise there are a lot of places with a lower COL, better weather, and a government that isn't a self-serving dysfunctional racket that taxes residents out of their homes.
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