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Old 06-14-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Barrington and Arlington Heights. Barrington has parts that remind me of Wilmette and Winnetka. Arlington Heights reminds me of Wilmette but with a newer downtown and more highrises in downtown, kinda like taking downtown Evanston and downtown Wilmette and mixing them together. AH has the large older homes closet to downtown and then the newer stuff that reminds one of west Wilmette.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Barrington and Arlington Heights. Barrington has parts that remind me of Wilmette and Winnetka. Arlington Heights reminds me of Wilmette but with a newer downtown and more highrises in downtown, kinda like taking downtown Evanston and downtown Wilmette and mixing them together. AH has the large older homes closet to downtown and then the newer stuff that reminds one of west Wilmette.
yep, barrington and arl its can make it. funny thing about barrington though is when you get out of town into the "other" Barringtons (Barr Hills, South Barr), you get a completely different feel from Barrington and the North Shore. Those towns share more in common with places like Long Grove or Hawthorn Woods where estates are in natural settings with prairie grasses rather than lawns and not covered with trees.

The old North Western lines (UP/N, UP/NW) created similar types of downtown areas around the rail stations. of course the UP/NW towns had road to grow as they were not hemmed in by the lake, so they tend to be larger, on the whole, than the north shore towns.
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