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Old 04-02-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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Where are good communities to rent apartments in? We have a 5 year old gifted child that will enter kindergarten in the fall. We'd like to stay in the suburbs of Chicago. We love the old 1920's buildings with hardwood floors/trim and courtyards. We'd need parking, 2 BR. We want top public schools in safe neighborhoods. We'd like to pay no more than $1500/month. Any ideas?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Very few suburbs have that type of old courtyard building with Evanston and Oak Park being your best bets.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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And if they do, they probably don't have dedicated parking.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Yes I think your best bet is either Oak Park or evanston. Possibly Forest Park or Berwyn will have them too but I do not know about the schools.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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And if they do, they probably don't have dedicated parking.
When I lived in Evanston, some of the old courtyards did having parking...but once you add parking and a 2bdrm you'll be getting close to their budget max.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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Thanks for the insight. I grew up in both Oak Park and Evanston apartment buildings, which is why I love them so much. I left IL for a number of years, but now am back. You look at things with a different perspective though as an adult with a child. I did receive the answers I thought I would. I was just wondering if there were any other areas, esp. like Evanston.
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