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Old 05-23-2009, 05:46 AM
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Ok... we have lived a lot of places including 8 years overseas.....will we be the "odd family out" in Barrington? I mean, is there an influx of people from "away" in that area or is it all families that have lived there forever? I am trying to see what the fitting in process would be for my child....
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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Ok... we have lived a lot of places including 8 years overseas.....will we be the "odd family out" in Barrington? I mean, is there an influx of people from "away" in that area or is it all families that have lived there forever? I am trying to see what the fitting in process would be for my child....
Its a non issue here. I am sure others from the area will agree.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Its a non issue here. I am sure others from the area will agree.
The qualities of many desirable areas in the region, from the North Shore to Eastern DuPage / West Cook, and even high end areas in the Fox Valley attract a fair number of foreign transfers.

Granted some of the transfers are from very different industries ( finance and banking are predominate on the North Shore and East DuPage /West Cook {and there are gradiations there too, with more the exchange / commodity type guys along the BNSF and more traditonal Hedgies and foreign banks north}, a lot of telecom / tech stuff in the Fox Valley, and a mix that includes a bias toward thinks like health related firms and manufacturing industries in the NW burbs) but there are certainly no issues integrating into the fabric of any of these communities.

I suspect that if you did an analysis of how the transferees get steered / settle there might be a long list of traits that lead to these distributions, but the bottom line is that all the area have some great qualities for those that are family oriented and the ease of commute from work is probably high on the list...
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Why not Elk Grove Village? We chose that because of the schools and family friendly community, meaning I can't find a BETTER place to raise my kids. We looked everywhere!!!!!!!!!!! I grew up going to Barrington Schools. I would not recommend Barrington. You'll be much happier living in EGV, and your commute will be well, 5 minutes! For $600-800K you can get a nice house, too, though EGV does tend to be expensive. They have probably the best park district with the most $$ to maintain it.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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Why not Elk Grove Village? We chose that because of the schools and family friendly community, meaning I can't find a BETTER place to raise my kids. We looked everywhere!!!!!!!!!!! I grew up going to Barrington Schools. I would not recommend Barrington. You'll be much happier living in EGV, and your commute will be well, 5 minutes! For $600-800K you can get a nice house, too, though EGV does tend to be expensive. They have probably the best park district with the most $$ to maintain it.

And how do you know they would be happier in Elk Grove?
The OP I am sure has moved by now as the info was requested last spring.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:34 PM
 
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Am wondering about the best places for a family to live with a "reasonable" commute to Elk Grove Village area? Obviously school quality and housing choices are important (estimate 600-800K for a house).......... Any ideas?

Was thinking about Barrington(s), Arlington Heights, and don't know any others!

THanks for any ideas to begin researching.
Both great choices!good luck!
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