U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago Suburbs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-15-2018, 04:08 PM
 
1 posts, read 244 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-16-2018, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Evanston & Lake Forest, Illinois
805 posts, read 367,810 times
Reputation: 1085
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2018, 07:35 AM
 
775 posts, read 632,005 times
Reputation: 453
-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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2018, 08:55 AM
 
3,241 posts, read 1,309,384 times
Reputation: 6492
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2018, 06:52 PM
 
13 posts, read 5,768 times
Reputation: 21
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2018, 06:54 PM
 
13 posts, read 5,768 times
Reputation: 21
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2018, 09:53 AM
 
143 posts, read 110,011 times
Reputation: 48
You can look at up north as well; like Des Plaines and Mount Prospect.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2018, 10:51 AM
 
3,797 posts, read 5,613,142 times
Reputation: 2105
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2018, 11:46 AM
 
13 posts, read 5,768 times
Reputation: 21
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-17-2018, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
8,254 posts, read 12,594,332 times
Reputation: 14910
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago Suburbs
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top