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Old 06-14-2006, 11:18 PM
 
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Where to live? In or close to the city? Answer a few questions first. Do you want a lawn or is condo/apartment dwelling ok? Most important what is the range that you would want to spend. Living in Chicago's North side am partial to old Lincoln Square grew up with Germans and Swiss with the Greeks across Western Ave today it's a small mix of the previous with a twist of a diverse population represented by Vietnam, Korea, Mexico and a tiny sprinkle of India and Pakistan. But that is what has always made Chicago a very unique city in ability to constantly change. I have lived in a copius number of city across the planet and by far as cities go Chicago beats the others hand down in 2nd place London. Best Northern suburbs Glenco, Willmette, Skokie (less expensive). Are you having to relocate because of work?

Dan

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Old 06-16-2006, 11:15 PM
 
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Default Chicago Suburbs

There are a number of very nice suburbs around Chicago. I favor the North Suburbs, as I have always lived there. Some names to check could include Highland Park, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Winnetka, Wilmette, Glenview. These are just a few. All have excellent schools, are very safe, and are between 30 and 50 minutes from Chicago. While the winters can be cold, there are many cultural institutions and numerous restaurants, and it is generally a friendly area. Housing prices are fairly high, although I am not sure how it compares to Maryland. Northwest suburbs are perhaps more reasonable in price, and are also very nice. Good luck!
 
Old 06-22-2006, 10:57 AM
 
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I don't know how far from chicago you are looking, but I live in Crest Hill and this area is great. The traffic sucks most of the time, but the people are nice, the schools my kid goes to are some of the best. There are several areas here like Plainfield, crest hill, Romeoville. They are all nice areas that are not to expensive with good schools and not alot of gangs. Hope you find something nice.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Check out Northwest Indiana (Lake & Porter counties). You don't pay the high taxes (property & sales), housing is cheaper (and no less quality), no taxes on food or medicine. There's a commuter train, but many people drive.

We lived in Illinois for many years and moved to Indiana because we were getting tired of how expensive it was getting.

Just my .02.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 02:35 PM
 
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I would say Oak Park, Evergeen Park, Flossmoor, Olympia Fields, Homewood, Glenwood, Palatine, near SW burbs, and Evanston..
 
Old 06-23-2006, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Southern PA
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Default Northwest

McHenry is sort of far out of the city, but it is a nice area...

I do not live there any more..I am in Pennsylvania now...

But I still have contacts in McHenry..email me if you would like more info..
Thanks

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Old 06-24-2006, 02:01 PM
 
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Default I have the place for you

I've lived here my whole life And I know the 411 ; If you have LOTS of money, the best (and prettiest) place is Lake Forest, I think Micheal Jordan lives there, or did. Anyway, take a drive northbound on Greenbay Rd. in the area known as the north shore, you'll see what I'm talking about. Very beautiful and very rich. The best part, is that it's right along Lake Michigan. Believe me, I would live there if I could. But, if you're like most of us, a nice Sunday afternoon drive oohing and ahhing at the homes is as far as it'll go. On a more practicle note, The best place to raise a family in my opinion would be Elmhurst. The schools are famously outstanding. The people are friendly, it's about 40 minutes from the city, and it's beautiful. The taxes are kind of high and the homes are not super cheap, but you get what you pay for. If you don't want to be out in Egypt with one of those carboard houses, this is the place for you. Also, if you're looking for a christian community, this is it. It's the kind of neighborhood where all the kids are playing outside, lots of stay at home moms, all the houses are decorated around the holidays, which I love. It's Just CUTE! I hope this helps, and best wishes.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Default Lake Forest

Unless you are a CEO or an equivalent thereof ... Lake Forest is out of the question for most. Yes, gorgeous, but not many can afford it.

MJ & Scottie Pippen live or lived in Highland Park.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Nowhere near Elko, NV
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McHenry is sort of far out of the city, but it is a nice area...
McHenry? Pee-yew! Honestly folks, McHenry is a pit. The town is broke. The buildings are shabby. The Metra trains are sporadic. Ask anyone who's been there about how long the intersection of Rt. 31 & 120 was torn to pieces.

The last time I drove through that place the song "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC was on the radio. It suited the occasion.

Magpies
 
Old 06-30-2006, 12:18 PM
 
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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Originally Posted by MagpiesMagpiesMagpies
McHenry? Pee-yew! Honestly folks, McHenry is a pit. The town is broke. The buildings are shabby. The Metra trains are sporadic. Ask anyone who's been there about how long the intersection of Rt. 31 & 120 was torn to pieces.

The last time I drove through that place the song "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC was on the radio. It suited the occasion.

Magpies
I just have to say, LOL Magpies!

I didn't like McHenry either, but it's got a small town feeling; if you want that. And that intersection you mention, I had to make many trips out there for work and it seemed like it's taken at least two years (correct me if I'm wrong but it felt that way).
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