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Old 06-04-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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You ain't going find anything decent in Beverly, Park Ridge, or Geneva for $300K, even Batavia is stretch for that. Again, if older means "charm" than don't see how Edison Park or Norwood fits..
Edison Park and Norwood Park have those brick colonials built in the 50s or 60s I think so it's not like they are young.

I think Geneva and Batavia are a little far from the Loop if you are going to commute.

Park Ridge has the homes, not the price. Unless you want to live in a small condo. You CAN'T find even a bad house there for that much.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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If you look in Brookfield, I would want to be in the Lyons Township School District as to Riverside-Brookfield High School district.
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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If you look in Brookfield, I would want to be in the Lyons Township School District as to Riverside-Brookfield High School district.
While I am not a big fan of those magazine's evaluation criteria, I will happily use them when they support ANOTHER important point of differentiation -- namely the wee bit of Brookfield that is in LT has a demonstratably inferior elementary district by any measure AND that section of town is far less attractive, far less convenient, and has shown far less appreciation than the attractive convenient sections of town that are in RB district...

The OP cannot afford LaGrange or Western Springs, and Brookfield is NOT a good way into LT "on the cheap"...
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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Maybe the OP could try private schools and then look into Lyons Township High School. Most would agree that Lyons is better than RB. The OP is going to have to make trade-offs.
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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I don't know that St. Barbs is every one's cup of tea, there are those who love it. I think it is around $5K pr kid per year plus some other fundraising/parish membership hoops...

I am not going to get into a arguement about LT vs RB other than to say one is an ENORMOUS school that splits frosh-soph & jr-sr between two campuses, covers several widely separated towns with vast differences in income while RB is more highly rated by national magazines, is much smaller and serves students from two adjacent towns that are not terribly far apart in income.

If you want an older house with charm for under $300K there are not too many other options on the BNSF...
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