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Old 09-03-2007, 11:09 PM
 
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We're moving from So. CA to the Western Suburbs and are looking into Wheaton and Glen Ellyn. We're moving with three kids under the age of six. We're interested in finding a "family friendly" neighborhood with lots of young kids, great schools, safe, etc.

Any specific subdivisions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks~
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:25 AM
 
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Welcome to Illinois.Someone else may have knowledge of sub divisions,but I can tell you both of these great towns have wonderful family neighborhoods,(walk to town,train ,parks,schools,library etc).You may want to look at some "in town" homes.The subdivisions tend to be a bit away from the established 'hoods.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:38 AM
 
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We're moving from So. CA to the Western Suburbs and are looking into Wheaton and Glen Ellyn. We're moving with three kids under the age of six. We're interested in finding a "family friendly" neighborhood with lots of young kids, great schools, safe, etc.

Any specific subdivisions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks~
Whats your price range?
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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Default Help with Glen Ellyn/Wheaton subdivisions

We're hoping to find something under $850K....

Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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We're hoping to find something under $850K....

Thanks for your help!
Well, thats pretty much most of the town. There are several million dollar homes in the area, but therye not really concentrated in any specific area.
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:58 PM
 
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Default There are many choices

In the 700-900 range you can get new construction in both downtowns. If you want to be in town you will pay a higher price tag than in a subdivision. Glen Ellyn will be slightly higher than Wheaton regardless of where you buy. In Wheaton the true "subdivisions" are in south Wheaton. Danada, Stonehedge, High Knob, Arrowhead, Orchard Estates...these are great places with lots of kids and great schools. Prices will be 400-650k I prefer the north side of Glen Ellyn for subdivisions, however, if you can purchase in town then that would be my first choice. In this market you can get a great home in downtown Glen Ellyn near the high school for 650-900k. This would be ideal. I love both towns! Downtown Wheaton you can find a nice home in the 500k-750k easily. Good luck to you.
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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Most of the new construction homes near downtown wheaton are right around $1 million.....(oak street has 2-3 recently sold for around there)
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:19 PM
 
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Oh yes, Oak will cost you some money. However, on the south side of the tracks there are few new homes on Indiana, Williow, Park, Elm, Illinois, Chase that in the 700-850 range. A newer home on Cross just sold in the low 700's but it was a few years old. I sold my downtown homes a few years back, I wish I had kept it! I miss walking to town, the library, etc...
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
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We're moving from So. CA to the Western Suburbs and are looking into Wheaton and Glen Ellyn. We're moving with three kids under the age of six. We're interested in finding a "family friendly" neighborhood with lots of young kids, great schools, safe, etc.

Any specific subdivisions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks~
Pretty much all of DuPage County is kid safe and has very nice schools. Many neighborhoods are also family friendly.
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Old 09-21-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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South Wheaton is really nice. Danada, Stonehedge, Farnham, Marywood, and other places. Great schools and wonderful parks, the Prairie Path.

Drive north from Butterfield Road up Naperville Rd to see some of the subdivisions. Also go west on Butterfield and go right on Weisbrook to see some lovely residential areas.
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