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Old 03-09-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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Default WHat is life in Joliet like?

For a young, single professional is it too boring? But I like the idea of having some acres of farmland and trees.

Is it a bad idea to live there, will that be too isolating? I like nature, space, but don't want to be isolated from other young and single people either.

Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Gurnee IL.
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Wheregirl and her insatiable questions.... When she is not on this site she is reviewing Google Streetview over and over again looking for answers..... Looking at every house to determine if young people, trees and farmland are nearby......
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Well, maybe you can be the local and give me some better sights, and insights, than the Google Streetview. Thanks!

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Wheregirl and her insatiable questions.... When she is not on this site she is reviewing Google Streetview over and over again looking for answers..... Looking at every house to determine if young people, trees and farmland are nearby......
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Where will you be working?
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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Wheregirl and her insatiable questions.... When she is not on this site she is reviewing Google Streetview over and over again looking for answers..... Looking at every house to determine if young people, trees and farmland are nearby......
Hey, I totally understand Wheregirl!!!

I totally understand all her questions!

Everything I can't stand about the Chicagoland area comes down this one question. Its the worst part of Chicagoland.

Either you have greenery and space to breath and your geographically out of range of most of the single girls in their twenties

or you can meet and talk to all the women you want and be trapped in a concrete jungle!

I mean you can find a compromise certainly but you have to look hard and thats what Wheregirl is doing.

We don't have a Boulder or Ann Arbor, a self-contained college town on the suburban outskirts of suburbia.

Evanston is great, but is confined and locked in. Dekalb could be better and its a still a bit far and has cornfields, not much woods and wetlands. Maybe Joliet and Evanston can trade places!

Hey Wheregirl, I'd give PM you a little bit bout myself if you posted this 5 months ago, but I already found an outdoorsy Chicago girl this past fall! : )
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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Chicago is a huge freakin' city. If you want Boulder or Ann Arbor, move to Boulder or Ann Arbor.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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Chicago is a huge freakin' city. If you want Boulder or Ann Arbor, move to Boulder or Ann Arbor.
All I am saying is that I wish one of the towns on the OUTSKIRTS of the greater Chicagoland area had a big single scene and progressive people. That was my point. Other metro areas in the country have a smaller, but well known full of fulture small city 40 miles from the downtown of the big city.

Chicago really doesn't have a place like that 30-50 from the Loop the way Denver has Boulder and Detroit has Ann Arbor. All I'm saying is that I wish it did. I don't want to have to live in a densely populated area far from woods just to meet lots of single women in their 20s and 30s.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: AZ
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All I am saying is that I wish one of the towns on the OUTSKIRTS of the greater Chicagoland area had a big single scene and progressive people. That was my point. Other metro areas in the country have a smaller, but well known full of fulture small city 40 miles from the downtown of the big city.

Chicago really doesn't have a place like that 30-50 from the Loop the way Denver has Boulder and Detroit has Ann Arbor. All I'm saying is that I wish it did. I don't want to have to live in a densely populated area far from woods just to meet lots of single women in their 20s and 30s.
Naperville is about as close as you can get to Ann Arbor out in Chicagoland's far Western reaches. With North Central College right downtown, its quite similar in feel to Ann Arbor on the weekends, especially in summer. The place is packed, clubs overflowing into the streets, tons of shoppers and many people just hanging out and enjoying life. The downside is that its more expensive than Ann Arbor and doesnt have as many students, but its still a frat party-like atmosphere downtown most of the time.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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Are there still pockets of wooded forest land near Joliet or Naperville, and what are those areas, or is it mostly flat and cleared out?
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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I don't really think of too many young and professional people living here in Joliet. I love it here because a lot of our neighborhoods include canopies of trees. Most houses are older and brick. Many rentals are older too. I'm in a building that is probably circa 1958 or so.

However, it's a very working class community. There's a little bit more crime than usual it seems, but we're a large city with a bigger minority population.

So, I don't know if I'd reccomend it to a young professional (whatever that is, lol!). I'm probably leaving here for Chicago when I graduate in May.

Good luck!
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