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Old 05-12-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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I am going to be moving to Chicago with a friend. I'm not at all familiar with the area. I would like to find a good half-way point between Palatine and downtown so that we both have about the same length commute. We will both have cars, but I could potentially use the train if that would save me from sitting in traffic. As of now, I've just been studying maps and haven't yet been able to visit. It seems as though Des Plaines would be half way, but it's hard to tell. If anyone has some insight and could help me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Edison Park (Chicago), Park Ridge, DesPlaines all have train stations.

Do realize that the real issue might be getting from the destination station to work. Downtown, there are plenty of buses and shuttles; In Palatine, many fewer options.

Personally, I would also look at Arlington Heights which is a lot closer to Palatine.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Anywhere between the city neighborhood Irving Park (and other neighborhoods that all have Metra stops that go to Palatine and Downtown Chicago-Gladstone Park,Jefferson Park,Norwood Park, Edison Park) and Park Ridge (burb that is next to Chicago.)

That is what I would shoot for.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:45 AM
 
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What is meant by " downtown"?

Many consider Michigan Avenue to be downtown. That can add 30 minutes onto a one way commute from the train station, in Chicago.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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Thank you for all your input!

What I meant by downtown is "N. La Salle Street." It looks as though it is about two blocks in from N. Michigan Ave. So, I might have quite a way to go from the Metra station to my destination.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:17 PM
 
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^ La Salle and what other street?^
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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It's actually La Salle and W Randolph Dr.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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It's actually La Salle and W Randolph Dr.
That's like 3 blocks from the metra terminal. Its an easy walk.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:13 PM
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Smile oak park condo

great condo 3 blocks from green line 3 br - very beautiful loft w 2 parking spaces in garage. must see.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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Thank you! That is wonderful to hear that my destination is only about 3 blocks from the metra station.
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