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Old 07-07-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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hi, we just moved to chicago a couple of months ago and are currently renting short term in downtown. i need to find a good elementary school .my work is at rush hospital and my husbands job is at vernon hills. i know kind of crazy but can u PLEASE suggest some area that wud have decent elementary school and be an easier commute car/train for both of us. i am willing to drive upto 30 mins. at this point we do not mind renting/ buying. just want to narrow it to a few areas and am going crazy...
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I would check out Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, and Arlington Heights.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:40 PM
 
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I would check out Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, and Arlington Heights.
But do people in those neighborhoods and those school systems want parents who think "should" is spelled as "shud" moving in?
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:35 AM
 
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But do people in those neighborhoods and those school systems want parents who think "should" is spelled as "shud" moving in?

They do in Des Plaines.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:41 AM
 
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Within ten miles of Vernon Hills to keep sanity. Rush University Hospital is not as restrictive a location as it is reachable by Metra train, especially trains coming in at the Milwaukee/North Central Western Av station. Vernon Hills, Mundelein and Libertyville are good choices. If money is no object, so is Lincolnshire.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:08 AM
 
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Check out North Chicago. Affordable, not far from Vernon Hills, and has a Metra Station. You shud find it a good fit.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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Which one of you will be dropping the child off at school? You need to live closer to whichever job that is. Will you only drive to work, and not consider Metra? 30 minutes drive from Rush isn't very far.

If you're willing to consider staying downtown South Loop Elementary is a good school. Your husband could take the Metra to Vernon Hills from Union Station.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:41 AM
 
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OP didn't put a price tag on the house or apartment, I just gave the best place for a commute and schools.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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How bored do you want to be? And what's the budget?
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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thanks for the replies, keep suggestions coming....budget for rental 1500-1800.if good price then we might even buy. totally understand that one parent needs to be near school but just wondering if the commute wud burn me out
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