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Old 05-24-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Hi,
My girlfriend and I are relocating to Illinois. I am taking a job in Vernon Hills. I was just wondering what people thought about this area as I have never been to Illinois. We are looking to rent an apartment in a nice neigborhood. We do not have kids. We don't want to be close to anything bad but at the same time we don't want to pay a whole lot to live in an apartment as we are use to the cost of living here in Indianapolis. I am just looking for some opinions on places to live and what not. We will probably want to be somewhere between Vernon Hills and Aurora. Thank you!!
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Vernon Hills is perfectly fine. Just your typical north Chicago suburb; you won't have any issues moving there, or to the area surrounding it (Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Mundelein). What is the need to be between VH and Aurora? The two are a decently long drive from each other, and there are many towns in between.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago,IL
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Yikes- Vernon Hills to Aurora is a reaaaaaaaallllllllly long drive. My family lives on the North Shore (near vernon hills) and I live on the Aurora/Naperville border and it;s a HAUL even without traffic (an hour to an hour and a half)

Vernon Hills is a very nice suburb in and of itself. You can find decent and affordable housing in VH- one of the few of the N Burbs that you can. Libertyville is right next door to VH and also has some decent housing. I second BG which is also near VH. Lincolnshire seperates VH from BG and you *might* be able to find some housing there.. but I think you'll have more luck with BG or Libertyville. With all the traffic on 60 (town line rd) and 21(milwaukee)- the main arteries of the area, I dont think you'll want to branch out much further or you'll have a reaaaaaalllly ridiculously long commute every day back and forth. Are you going to be working at CDW? Whenever I hear someone is being transferred to VH its usually there
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: North Atlantic
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Right by the Des Plaines River, in a van
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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Try to live somewhat close to where you work. Commute times are bad and traffic is snarled especially in bad weather.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Right by the Des Plaines River, in a van
No, the surrounding suburbs are too "nice" so the cops won't let you. Maybe downstream in Wheeling or Des Plaines you can get away with it
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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I am opening hhgregg! so come and see us. and I wanted to possibly stay in between Aurora and VH in case my girlfriend worked at the distribution center there. What are some nice apartments there? the store is going to be on Towne line rd
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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^^ Any HH Gregg store opening in Arlington Heights?
A halfway point to consider apartments is Schaumburg. 45-60 minutes for bith of you depending on time of day and traffic
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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^^ Any HH Gregg store opening in Arlington Heights?
A halfway point to consider apartments is Schaumburg. 45-60 minutes for bith of you depending on time of day and traffic
According to HH Gregg website a store is coming soon on 35 W Rand Rd in Arlington Hts.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I'd live in Schaumburg, it's right in the middle.
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