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Old 03-20-2007, 04:31 PM
 
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I was looking into buying or renting in any of the above 3 suburbs. Im hispanic (Puerto rican) ,with a wife and infant child,and looking forward to going into law enforcement, would I be welcomed in any of these suburbs?
Or maybe I should consider another diverse suburb, such as des plaines.
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Old 03-26-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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Marcus,
you definitely wouldn't be welcome in Elmhurst; it's like 90%+ white; maybe the northern sections of it could work. Glen Ellyn is kind of pricey. Best bet of those would be Westmont I suppose. But I understand that Villa Park has a heavy Hispanic population north of St. Charles road and is cheaper, so that might be even better.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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Well, my wife is looking for a job in or near schaumburg, so maybe we can find something there or in westmont.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:00 AM
 
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Marcus,
you definitely wouldn't be welcome in Elmhurst; it's like 90%+ white; maybe the northern sections of it could work. Glen Ellyn is kind of pricey. Best bet of those would be Westmont I suppose. But I understand that Villa Park has a heavy Hispanic population north of St. Charles road and is cheaper, so that might be even better.
You'd be welcome in Elmhurst if you are very vanilla. Being Catholic would be a big plus. However, I wouldn't recommend it.

I grew up in Elmhurst and about ten years ago a Latino friend of mine moved her family into Elmhurst from the City. Though people were generally nice to her, she never felt comfortable and didn't like being referred to as "that nice Mexican." A few years ago, she and her family moved to El Paso where they love it.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:08 PM
 
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Well, I generally dont care what people think of me nor should I be concerned with it. I guess I'll move where I feel is best for me and my family. Elmhurst just seemed like a nice suburb. But I still havent decided.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:17 PM
 
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Well, I generally dont care what people think of me nor should I be concerned with it. I guess I'll move where I feel is best for me and my family. Elmhurst just seemed like a nice suburb. But I still havent decided.
It is a nice suburb. My sister still lives there and has raised her family there. Good schools, low crime, very easy access to highways, O'Hare and the City. However, IMO, the people there are very judgemental and very money oriented. Though I grew up there, I never really liked it and never felt like it was home. To me, it's a great fit for people who are conservative, Catholic, and conforming. Not that there is anything wrong at all with any of those things.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
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It is a nice suburb. My sister still lives there and has raised her family there. Good schools, low crime, very easy access to highways, O'Hare and the City. However, IMO, the people there are very judgemental and very money oriented. Though I grew up there, I never really liked it and never felt like it was home. To me, it's a great fit for people who are conservative, Catholic, and conforming. Not that there is anything wrong at all with any of those things.
Out of curiosity, would you say the same about the college there? My husband went to Elmhurst College and he is definitely not conservative, Catholic, or conforming... I'm just wondering how much atmosphere the school shares with the area surrounding it.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:03 AM
 
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Out of curiosity, would you say the same about the college there? My husband went to Elmhurst College and he is definitely not conservative, Catholic, or conforming... I'm just wondering how much atmosphere the school shares with the area surrounding it.
I don't really know. My sister also went to Elmhurst College and she's conservative, conforming and married to a Catholic (though not Catholic herself). She did her first year at UofI and didn't really do the whole college scene at Elmhurst. She lived at home and spent weekends at her boyfriend's at Northwestern.

I would guess that, as a liberal arts college, it's more liberal than Elmhurst. It also draws people from out of Elmhurst. If locals go there, they usually live at home like my sister since the college is fairly expensive.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
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I don't really know. My sister also went to Elmhurst College and she's conservative, conforming and married to a Catholic (though not Catholic herself). She did her first year at UofI and didn't really do the whole college scene at Elmhurst. She lived at home and spent weekends at her boyfriend's at Northwestern.

I would guess that, as a liberal arts college, it's more liberal than Elmhurst. It also draws people from out of Elmhurst. If locals go there, they usually live at home like my sister since the college is fairly expensive.
That makes sense. My husband isn't from Elmhurst and he lived at home too. It's funny that you mentioned her boyfriend went to Northwestern - that's where I went. And my sisters went to the U of I. Haha.

Thanks for replying.
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