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Old 05-03-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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Moving to the Chicago area, looking for clean, safe, quiet neighborhoods in the suburbs, the closer to Lake Michigan the better, but can be very flexible. North, Northwest, West. Would need to rent with a limit of around $1600 per month. Any thoughts, comments?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Too many to list. Where is work, or what do you need to be close to?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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What do you want to rent? A three-bedroom house? A one-bedroom condo? Because $1600 is a very low budget for renting a house in a nicer suburb.

Most of the northern and western suburbs are clean, safe, and quiet, though there are definitely some exceptions in each direction. Do you need schools?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies. I do not need schools. Will be working somewhere in the Northwest Suburbs, possibly Arlington Heights. Don't mind as much as a half hour to forty-five minute commute. A 2BR/1.5BA condo or apartment would be sufficient.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Plenty of good rental options in or near downtown Arlington Heights. Clean, safe and quiet.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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If working in Arlington Heights, it makes a lot of sense to just live in Arlington Heights. It has more going on than most of the surrounding towns, and few obvious negatives.
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I worked for five years in Arlington Heights ... it's a nice town. Don't know about rental prices up there, but around the Naperville area you can get a very nice 2BR/2BA apartment for around $1300.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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I visited A H a few times and I like it. It's a 'horsey' town where they have big races. I would think it would be fun to live there.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I visited A H a few times and I like it. It's a 'horsey' town where they have big races. I would think it would be fun to live there.
They have a racetrack, Arlington Park, there. I wouldn't call it a horsey town. It's a normal suburb with a cool attraction and a nice downtown.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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They have a racetrack, Arlington Park, there. I wouldn't call it a horsey town. It's a normal suburb with a cool attraction and a nice downtown.
The racing season is quite short and there are no stables or riding facilities other than the privately facilities for thoroughbred races. If one is looking for a town with amenities for horse owners (which is what is considered "horsey" in real estate terminology) towns like Barrington or Wayne would fall into that category. There are fewer and fewer equestrian oriented properties in the region and Arlington Heights has never been in that category...
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