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Old 10-05-2010, 02:27 PM
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We're thinking of relocating to the Marengo area, right off of Rt 20. We used to live in the Chicago NW suburbs and were victims of several property crimes and we're looking to move away from that so we are particularly interested in level of property crime (burglary, auto theft, etc)
Can anyone speak of the situation in Marengo. It seems like a small safe community but some of the indexes for property crime are a bit higher than we would have expected.
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:34 PM
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Default Crime is concentrated in some pretty narrow areas...

The majority of Marengo is pretty rural. The subdivisions and such that have sprung up mostly have large lots. Those large lots and far away mailboxes mean that some bored kids do go "mailbox hunting'" and when those reports get filed that is a"property crime"...

Really it is a very safe area. Your money can get a lot of house in most areas out that way. Some towns might be better for folks that need to commute into Chicago, and the schools are not topping any rankings, but if yiu are worried that there are hoards of evildoersyiu can put that thought out of your head...
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:31 PM
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Remember to check property tax, schools and commute to work. These could all be very different. I doubt you need to go that far out to find a low crime neighborhood. Where are you moving from? Now if you like rural feel and don't need to commute to Chicago or NW burbs and school quality is not as important, then it may be a good choice. It really is wooded, hilly and scenic out there.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:30 PM
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Not true. I have lived here for five years and have been burglarized two times. There are better places to live, trust me.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:14 AM
Location: outside of Chicago
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We have an interest in Marengo....Hi Offbeat where do you live in Marengo? Chet where are the narrow crime areas to stay away from?

Anyone know anything about the 55 plus mobile home park Indian Hills? Any and all info would be appreciated.
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