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Old 06-02-2014, 01:05 AM
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We are moving to Chicago this summer. We were wondering if someone can help us on renting apartment/house. Some relevant factors are,
1) my job is in downtown
2) we have a 6-years old boy who will be going to school
3) budget is less than $1500 for rent
4) prefer to use train to commute for the job

Looking for safe and family-friendly neighborhood. Any help and suggestion would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:08 AM
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Really depends on how much space you need. You can get a 2 bed / 1 bath apartment in most suburbs for under $1500, but will be tough to rent a house or a bigger apartment in many of the closer in suburbs with better commutes.

Would maybe look at Mt Prospect, Elmhurst, or Brookfield, as suburbs where you can probably find an affordable place to rent with good schools.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:29 PM
Location: Elmhurst
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I am assuming that you want live somewhere in the suburbs, for the money, commute, school, neighborhood your best bet I think will be Elmhurst or Mount Prospect. Personaly I prefer Elmhurst better because it feels like a town on its own with the downtown area on York St.... Also, Elmhurst is very well taken care of by the officials... Really good place to live. Whether Elmhurst, Mount Prospect or anything similar, the houses start at about $2000 a month(sometimes you can get sth for less), townhomes start at about $1700, condos at about $1200.... Do you plan to stay for good or just a few years ? I would consider that as well, that is because there are some other options you might have, like renting a place in a nice, more affordable area, still very family friendly - only issue, some of these communities schools don`t rank very high, but you could use saved money on private school.....etc. Feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions...
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