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Old 03-21-2009, 10:45 PM
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Hi there,

We have a GREAT offer of a rental home in Fox Lake Illinois.

But we know NOTHING about living there.. Its a bit of a cruse for my job.... so NEED to make the RIGHT move.

We are 50yrs old, and quiet people. Like to garden and just "be"

Please tell me if this is a bad move for us.

We have lived in Mundelein Illinois for some time now, and are happy with it here.

BUT we HATE OUR HOME, we are renting, and this new place is a great offer....

We CAN garden there, and we are off the lake, have our own boast dock... etc.

BUT we do NOT want to move into a bad place... a party place.....

So .... PLEASE tell me what you all think...
Karen and Bill
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:32 AM
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I have not been on Fax Lake in years. What I remember is it was lush, quiet and serene. I was ready to move. That was up around McHenry. But I would imagine in 40 years things have changed, but I hope not too much. I was just reaaly nice, pretty area..
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:31 PM
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We live in Lake Villa, but often travel to/thru Fox Lake for many reasons. I like Fox Lake because there is alot of diversity in homes, some old and tiny, some new and expensive. Just about anyone can find a home there. Many homes have big yards and old trees. There do seem to be alot of bars in the downtown area, but I don't think the town itself is overly partyville. I would suggest driving up and cruising around.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:32 AM
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Grew up camping in our great state park, moved here six years ago and LOVE it! Great place to live, raise a family and know pretty much all your neighbors! Far enough away from reality yet close enough to any business.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:40 AM
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I lived in Fox Lake for more than 15 years before moving to Arizona, its a great place to live ... I couldn't take the cold weather anymore or I would still be there ... There are times I really miss it and think about moving back to Fox Lake, but I understand my Ex Wife lives there now so I won't be moving back unless she drowns or gets hit by a train ...
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:43 AM
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If you go to Mozilla Firefox and check out the homes that are available in Fox Lake you will be pleasantly surprised ... They have them in all price ranges and any and every where around the place ... Type in Homes for sale in Fox Lake, Illinois and have a ball reading about all of them ...
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:45 PM
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It is now mostly suburban, but it used to be a resort area with a summer population about double that in winter. Lots of boats zooming around (that hasn't changed), bars. I know for a while it was redlined and you couldn't get a mortgage there.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:07 PM
Location: Southern California
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I'm from the Fox Lake area. It can be a party scene but mostly you can get tranquility too. It really just depends where you are. The area has a lot to offer. People are far more laid back than the rest of the Chicago area and there is much more to do in terms of the outdoors. I wouldn't want to be in man other places in the Chicago area than the Chain O Lakes. If you hang out at the many dive bars then you will run into the element you want nothing to do with. If you keep to yourself people will leave you alone.
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