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Old 02-16-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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Hi

We are moving in summer to NorthWest Indiana; we would like to stay closer to Chicago as possible- anyone have any ideas on good areas in Southwest Chicago suburb? we are looking for family-friendly places with good school system.

Thanks

Bob
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: MarquettePark Chicago
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Default Good choice........

South Holland is a nice town, not to artsy, not too burby, very mixed population, historic homes, very close to Hammond Indiana, and all points there after check it out.

Homewood Flossmoor, Thorton, Lansing, Lynwood.

Avoid Dolton, Riverdale, Cal City, Chicago Heights, Harvey, Phoenix, Ford Heights......
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Since I think they mean to stay in NW Indiana, I'd be more inclined to suggest Munster, Dyer, Highland, Schererville.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Munster is probably the best school system that's closest to the city. Dyer/Schererville/St. John feed into the Lake Central school district, which is also good.
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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I would say that the 15 minutes of driving you'd save to move to a south chicago suburb is not worth the trade off in taxes and crime you'd get in return. If you're used to a Hammond or East Chicago type landscape I don't think you'd be in that much shock, but if you're used to a Dyer, St. John type setting then you will not find that here. Also South Holland and Lansing aren't diverse, South Holland is predominately black, Lansing is technically diverse right now, that is until the remaining white families in town finish selling their homes. I guess it depends on your preferences. Homewood is very nice, but pricey and the tax rates are high. I live in lansing and to give you a feel for the taxes of Cook County I pay the same taxes on a 1900 square ft. ranch that my parents pay for a 3200 square ft. two story in Indiana. Hope this helps.
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