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Old Today, 07:48 AM
 
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No one here called Hinsdale ultraconservative. It is not. However, it is not a progressive bastion, and the OP mentioned progressive politics as an attractive criterion. No one ever moved to Hinsdale looking for a politically progressive atmosphere.

By the way, colleagues discussing politics is very different from 'all of your neighbors.'
What is wrong with your thinking process? My colleagues are at work, my lawyer/liberal neighbors are live on either side of my house in Hinsdale. My discussion of politics with these lawyer neighbors kept all of us sane during 4 years of insanity with the Republicans, and continue doing it now with the impeachment proceedings.

I jumped into this conversation because you, as a self-admitted conservative Republican who grew up on the North Shore in past posts, were advising people who needed accurate information on where to settle in the Western suburbs as progressive Democrats, and you, based on absolutely nothing, told them that Hinsdale would be a non starter for them because compared to its neighbors, it is not liberal enough.

You also provided information that 5 out of 14 precincts in Hinsdale went for Trump, and of those, 4 of them were in Southeast Hinsdale, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods not only in the state, but the entire country.

That leaves 1 out of 10 precincts who voted for Trump in the rest of the town, or 90% for Biden. As one of the 90% of the rest of the town that voted for Biden, I can say your assessment of the leanings of the town are inaccurate, and you should not be spreading misinformation.

If you were talking about towns further west, such as Wheaton or Glen Ellyn which are generally redder, you might have had a point. While I would never use CD to determine where I should move, I thank God there were no persons who I depended on who would give misinformation, otherwise I never would have found my Democratic neighbors.
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Old Today, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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What is wrong with your thinking process? My colleagues are at work, my lawyer/liberal neighbors are live on either side of my house in Hinsdale. My discussion of politics with these lawyer neighbors kept all of us sane during 4 years of insanity with the Republicans, and continue doing it now with the impeachment proceedings.

I jumped into this conversation because you, as a self-admitted conservative Republican who grew up on the North Shore in past posts, were advising people who needed accurate information on where to settle in the Western suburbs as progressive Democrats, and you, based on absolutely nothing, told them that Hinsdale would be a non starter for them because compared to its neighbors, it is not liberal enough.

You also provided information that 5 out of 14 precincts in Hinsdale went for Trump, and of those, 4 of them were in Southeast Hinsdale, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods not only in the state, but the entire country.

That leaves 1 out of 10 precincts who voted for Trump in the rest of the town, or 90% for Biden. As one of the 90% of the rest of the town that voted for Biden, I can say your assessment of the leanings of the town are inaccurate, and you should not be spreading misinformation.

If you were talking about towns further west, such as Wheaton or Glen Ellyn which are generally redder, you might have had a point. While I would never use CD to determine where I should move, I thank God there were no persons who I depended on who would give misinformation, otherwise I never would have found my Democratic neighbors.
Biden won a higher percentage of the vote in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn than Hinsdale. Not a single precinct in Glen Ellyn was carried by Trump in 2020—or 2016.

I think Hinsdale is a non-starter IF they're looking for an overtly progressive atmosphere. There is next-to-nothing traditionally progressive about the town, and it is obviously more politically conservative than Chicagoland communities of similar profile. I made a factual statement about election outcomes in Hinsdale. The OP can consider it from there.
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Old Today, 09:54 AM
 
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Biden won a higher percentage of the vote in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn than Hinsdale. Not a single precinct in Glen Ellyn was carried by Trump in 2020—or 2016.

I think Hinsdale is a non-starter IF they're looking for an overtly progressive atmosphere. There is next-to-nothing traditionally progressive about the town, and it is obviously more politically conservative than Chicagoland communities of similar profile. I made a factual statement about election outcomes in Hinsdale. The OP can consider it from there.
To add, Wheaton also leaned more for Biden in 2020 than for Hillary in 2016. I visit a couple of the nicer subdivisions in south Wheaton pretty frequently made up of 2 Biden precincts. Yard signs there, not really an accurate barometer IMO, went about 2/3 Ives and 1/3 Casten. The precincts were more overwhelmingly for Biden than Trump per the NYT map. Even north of downtown Naperville were more red in 2016, but there's fewer precincts that went for Trump in '20 than '16. It's hard to determine what's progressive vs. moderate Dem vs. never-Trump, but I think as you're saying the data at least gives a high-level sense of where people are politically. It's also possible, anecdotally, for some progressives to live in a redder district, and vice versa. The probability of finding one another is just smaller.

Unrelated to Hinsdale specifically, just saying I agree it's worthwhile to look at the NYT data.
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Old Today, 01:21 PM
 
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La Grange is awesome - we have lived here for 7 years. We live about a 5 minute walk from downtown and 2 minute walk from station. We have a 7y and a 5y old and are a younger professional family who in normal times work in city and commute via metra.

What more specific questions do you have about LG? DTLG? Schools? Events? Vibe? Neighbors? I can probably answer...

Cheers,
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Old Today, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Crook County, Hellinois
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La Grange is too far south and east for where I'm looking to live in, but I'm curious about the west suburbs' political leanings. I'm aiming to move to the area bounded by Mannheim Rd., Route IL-53, Irving Park Rd., and Lake St. (It has many rough pockets, I know that, but I won't be moving there.) As a newly-turned staunch conservative, I'm aware that suburban Cook Country is royal blue, and even DuPage County has turned bluish purple. You'd have to get to at least DeKalb to find any actual redness nowadays, and it doesn't get fully red until past Rockford. Knowledgeable minds, please affirm or correct me. (I can always drive from there to unincorporated DuPage for cheap beer, anyway.)

Now, I can manage living in a discreetly blue area. Many of my neighbors and colleagues vote blue; we have an unwritten "peace treaty" of sorts, and don't discuss it. Living in the Chicago area and wanting walkable neighborhoods, public transit, and access to entertainment, I have to take the bad with the good. At the end of the day, we're all people who just want to eat, sleep, poop, repeat. But I'd be super-uncomfortable if every home on the block had "Biden/Harris 2024" or "Stay Home, Save Lives" signs.

Hinsdale looks like a decent fit for me politically, but it's too rich for my blood. I don't have a million dollars for a house there, and even condominiums would be too pricey. The BNSF line is amazing, though, even with Covid-related service cutbacks.

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