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Old 04-30-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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We're looking into moving to Yorkville area after being in Boston for 2 years. My husband would work in Yorkville, but we'd like to live in an affordable place with good park system, good schools, things to do for a young family. I'd love to live in Naperville, but our budget for a home is under $225K. I'm a little concerned about Plainfield after reading that it's such a "torndado alley". Any suggestions?
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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We're looking into moving to Yorkville area after being in Boston for 2 years. My husband would work in Yorkville, but we'd like to live in an affordable place with good park system, good schools, things to do for a young family. I'd love to live in Naperville, but our budget for a home is under $225K. I'm a little concerned about Plainfield after reading that it's such a "torndado alley". Any suggestions?
Plainfield isnt any more prone to tornadoes than anywhere else, its pure coincidence that the city has been hit a few times. Plainfield might be a good choice, but its a bit of a haul to Yorkville. You might want to look into Yorkville or Elburn, both are pretty decent towns.
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the comment about the tornadoes....makes sense. As far as Yorktown and Elburn go, we'd like to live in a bigger town with plenty of shopping, restaurants, and things to do.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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Actually, Plainfield isn't as far from Yorkville as you might think. If you live in the southern part of Plainfield, (Caton Farm and Rt. 59 area) It's actually a very easy drive. You can take Caton Farm or Rt. 126 to Rt. 47 which is the heart of Yorkville and be there in 15 to 20 minutes. It's all farm roads so there is never any traffic. So Plainfield might be a good option, Oswego is nice town you may want to check out, or maybe even Yorkville itself, although I'm not familiar with Yorkville schools. Oswego and Plainfield are also closer to Naperville than Yorkville if you like going to Naperville for shopping/dining, and they are a bit more built up with shopping/dining. Like Steve-o said, Plainfield is no more at risk for a tornado than anywhere else in the midwest, it had 1 bad tornado 15 years ago which is why people hang on to the tornado alley rep.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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Thanks for the comment about the tornadoes....makes sense. As far as Yorktown and Elburn go, we'd like to live in a bigger town with plenty of shopping, restaurants, and things to do.
Actually, sbd78 is correct (as he states above) regarding southern Plainfield... you can get to Yorkville pretty quickly. If youre up north near Naperville, Id say forget it. Regarding Elburn, youd be right near Geneva and St. Charles, which are lovely towns with tons of shopping. Once again, about the tornadoes, Plainfield is odd in that respect. I grew up just north of there and have never seen one in my life. Odd.

I have lots of Geneva, St. Charles and Elburn photos here if youre interested...
Some suburb pics (56K BEWARE!)
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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Actually, sbd78 is correct (as he states above)
Hey, sbd78 is a she!
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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Yorkville is a growing community with a wide range of housing options. Their shopping is expanding, with a number of new stores etc. under construction. directly west of yorkville, on its' border is plano. they have some reasonably priced homes there as well. I do not know much about the plano schools. Yorkville recently passed a school referendum and its district has been growing. Directly north of Yorkville is Sugar grove. It is not as big, but has nice homes with a variety of prices. Our shopping is not existent at this time. Also, just north and a little east of yorkville is montgomery. It's western edge is new construction, fairly reasonable in price. this area attends Kaneland Schools, as does Sugar grove. Their is also an area of Oswego, directly across the street. There is some increased shopping along the orchard road corridor..a new walmart and some outlots. hope this helps
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