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Old 08-02-2008, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by imdyinhere View Post
Lord I am so confused.... It seems that the traffic is quite horrendous here... Someone please help me out. Does it really take that long from O'hare to S. barrington at 2 pm. 1 hour... its only like 20 miles.

Welcome to the 3rd largest city in the country. Enjoy your stay!
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:18 AM
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Why not look for apartments in Schaumburg or Hoffman Estates. There are trains to downtown. If you want a smaller feel, maybe Itasca would be good. There is a train there also. I don't know how many apartments are in Itasca though. Arlington Heights may also be a great fit for you. For the rent you can afford, you should have a nice choice any any suburb, but these would be a decent ride to Barrington and have access to the city.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:25 AM
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I would agree, Arlington Hts would be a good idea,its a nice town with alot going on and is an easy route to the city and S Barrington. Then, also S'burg or Hoffman, very clost to S Barrington.
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:00 PM
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My mom lives in Norridge and I live in the western part of Schaumburg near Barrington Road. I can usually get to her house in 40 minutes by taking Irving Park Road or Higgins straight in. Don't take the expressway, sometimes it will take longer.

Schiller Park is run-down and skechy in a lot of areas. Norridge is okay; I grew up there. The only good thing is that you can take the Harlem bus to the "L" and the Harlem L downtown.

I agree that Schaumburg or Arlington Heights would be better rental communities. There is a metra stop in both towns with ample parking.
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:01 PM
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I have looked in all of those places and have found some very nice places. A lot are managed properties and I have had nothing but bad luck with apartment complexes. That being said I am not opposed to living there, however, my fiance will probably want to work a bit closer to downtown as she is in the hotel business and prefers working at 5 star locations. Either way, everyone has been so helpful and I appreciate the help and the warm welcome. And they say southerners are the most hospitable. I'd put you all right up there.

Thanks, and see you soon.

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