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Old 09-11-2009, 10:32 PM
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by Husker Power View Post
I will be commuting to the Elmhurst area daily...Can I live in the neighborhoods near the lake/downtown and get to Elmhurst in an hour in rush hour traffic?...
Most of the time: no.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Husker Power View Post
Good advice people, thanks.

I really think Oak Park is the place. Shorter commute, still have access to mass transit into the city, etc.

Are there any bad areas of Oak Park, or should I be okay just about anywhere? I was only kidding about the gun, btw.
There are some iffy areas of Oak Park right along the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, along Austin Avenue mainly, but the further west you get, especially towards Ridgeland and Oak Park Avenue, the nicer it gets. The area around near the L stops within Oak Park towards downtown (along Lake Street) are quite nice.

Last edited by synapse; 09-12-2009 at 08:51 AM.. Reason: Error in street name
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