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Old 11-14-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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Whats the best, SAFEST place for a single professional female to live. I want out of the city and work near Lansing withouth a huge commute.

 
Old 11-14-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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heres my rankings

1.olympia fields(a lot of wealthy professionals live here)
2.crete (this is probably the furthest from lansing)
3.richton park
4.steger
5.sauk village(bad)
 
Old 11-14-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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Whats the best, SAFEST place for a single professional female to live. I want out of the city and work near Lansing withouth a huge commute.
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heres my rankings

1.olympia fields(a lot of wealthy professionals live here)
2.crete (this is probably the furthest from lansing)
3.richton park
4.steger
5.sauk village(bad)
I believe that Olympia Fields, Steger and Crete are your best bet. I actually do a lot of traveling to the Lansing area as well. I also think you should consider Homewood and Flossmoor as they are GREAT options. Affordability may be a concern in Flossmoor. But you get what you pay for!
 
Old 11-15-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Oregon, OH
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Oly Fields and Crete are definitely the two best out of these five. Steger isn't bad either, although its housing stock is a bit more downscale than the first two. Richton's best days are behind it, Section 8 influx from the city is killing that town. Sauk Village is the worst, it was nice 20 years ago but now it's gotten rundown and crime-ridden.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Illinois, for now...
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Think about Matteson. I'm a single professional female and I love it here. There are currently some nice condos on the market for VERY good prices.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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You're looking at the wrong side of the border. Check out Highland or Munster in Indiana. You'll be right next to Lansing, with lower taxes, less corruption, less crime.
 
Old 11-15-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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You're looking at the wrong side of the border. Check out Highland or Munster in Indiana. You'll be right next to Lansing, with lower taxes, less corruption, less crime.
I couldn't agree more. Its been sad to see how the IL side of the border (and much of Chicago Southland, in general) has declined over the years. It has happened fairly fast also. It's sad to see when I drive through that area.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 12:17 AM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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You're looking at the wrong side of the border. Check out Highland or Munster in Indiana. You'll be right next to Lansing, with lower taxes, less corruption, less crime.
And a minimum wage that's 75 cents lower. And countless products with the prices jacked up for the hell of it. And a complete lack of diversity. And terrible drivers. But then again, you don't mind the first two, do you? And you appreciate the third one, am I right? Not everyone lives and thinks like a hoosier.
 
Old 11-16-2009, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Around Chicago
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And a complete lack of diversity.
That's actually in the "pro" column for some of the posters here.

I've lived on both sides of the border and have personally seen no big difference from Lansing to Dyer (the only two towns that I have personal experience with). I know, statistically, there is more crime in Lansing, but my lifestyle has not improved since I moved to Dyer. I never felt unsafe living in Lansing. I took walks (day and night), let my kids play in the backyard, left my cars parked in front of my house, and even left my doors open on hot summer days.

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Old 11-16-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Whats the best, SAFEST place for a single professional female to live. I want out of the city and work near Lansing withouth a huge commute.
If you don't have to be in those, consider going across border.
Excellent communities in NW Indiana like Munster (a bit expensive), Dyer,
St John, Schererville. Lower cost of living and very close to Lansing
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