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Old 06-27-2016, 11:11 PM
 
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We have narrowed down to start our kids ( 5 years old and 3 years old ) to start in highland elementary.

However we are having a huge dilemma in building our new home in either east highland ( tear down ) or Hobson Pond.

Some claims that east highland will have much more younger kids that our kids can play with. Hobson pond has probably only 20 homes and less younger kids , however will have a more spacious and comfortable space since lots are much bigger than east highland

1) is it true that east highland Naperville has more younger kids ?
2) which location is ideal for us to build our home as we are purely moving for our kids to go to better school and able to play with neighbors kids.
3) is Hobson pond not an ideal place to move to as kids are much older ? Despite us like the quite and spacious environment


Anyone who have input by comparing east highland and Hobson pond will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2016, 10:55 PM
 
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I live in East Highlands and there are a lot of younger children in the neighborhood, primarily in the teardown homes. Although my daughter has graduated, I have noticed that the younger families are all very friendly and sociable with each other. The older homes are typically long-timers who eventually sell to builders, and there are more being torn down every month, and for the most part people with school age children are moving in. East Highlands offers the benefit of being zoned for the 3 best schools in Naperville (according to the Daily Herald, 12/10/2015): Highlands Elementary, Kennedy Middle School and Naperville Central High School. I am not sure where Hobson Pond children go, but you can't really get access to the Top 3 anywhere else in town. Plus, Highlands Elementary is walking distance for families who live in East Highlands.
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:10 PM
 
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Trying to find relative differences in "most young kids" is impossible -- lots of times just when you
think one area is all empty nesters that is when all new families move in and when you think another area is full of young families that is when the place gets decimated by next cycle of relocations!

Focus on best overall area with regard to schools , commute, walkability to parks and you won't regret it...
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Old 04-22-2020, 10:49 AM
 
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A lot of the Highlands kids stay after school and play on the school playground. It really doesn’t matter where your house is. The elementary school pulls from 3 different areas - 1. Walkable to school, 2. North of Chicago Ave and East of Julian, 3. South of Gartner Rd and East of Olesson. Two of these neighborhoods are bussed in to Highlands. We are walkable to school but most of my friends kids are bussed in so we make play arrangements and drive anyway to each other’s houses. Don’t waste time fretting this detail and pick the location you like best
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