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Old 06-11-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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Hey, there's a lot of talk about cool urban-like cities. Don't forget about River Forest...it has a cute down town area (though small) but it's location reaps the benefits of Oak Park and Forest Park's downtown areas and the taxes and condos in River Forest are much more reasonable! I know of an adorable 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo that's available, it's priced awesome and is in an awesome neighborhood.

River Forest should be considered for those of you who want an urban feel for a reasonable price. Especially since it is still in OPRF's school district.

Just something to think about!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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I like River Forest
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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River Forest has a few condos and apartments, but is predominantly composed of large single-family houses on large lots. Consequently, its socio-economic demographics skew significantly higher than neighboring Oak Park.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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Actually, you'd be surprised at just how many Condo's there are in River Forest....and they are definitely priced lower than most Oak Park condos (though there are of course exceptions). The are condos nesteled into the very wealthy neighborhoods of River Forest, that is, as mentioned above, composed of large single-family homes. It's sort of nice! It's the only way my husband and I will ever afford living in the neighborhood that we're currently living in; next to these million dollar homes, because we sure could never afford a house in this town!

But we are moving now and our adorable, and awesomely priced condo is for sale! It's a great place to live (it's right across the street from a strip of great restaurants and bars...Italian, sushi, Cuban, Chinese, and they're all yummy) so if anyone's interested, I can share my realtor's phone number!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Little Village
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But we are moving now and our adorable, and awesomely priced condo is for sale! It's a great place to live (it's right across the street from a strip of great restaurants and bars...Italian, sushi, Cuban, Chinese, and they're all yummy) so if anyone's interested, I can share my realtor's phone number!
Sounds like it's on North Ave. Not to intrude on your sales pitch here but that's a mighty busy street!
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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LOL, no intrusion taken! It is a busy street....that's why this is PERFECT for people who want to live in the city but can't afford to! It's an el train away from the city (or 15 minute drive from west loop), but there are many benefits of city living....for under 160K.....and with assessments at 150 bucks per month....did I mention how adorable my place is?!?!?!
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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LOL, no intrusion taken! It is a busy street....that's why this is PERFECT for people who want to live in the city but can't afford to! It's an el train away from the city (or 15 minute drive from west loop), but there are many benefits of city living....for under 160K.....and with assessments at 150 bucks per month....did I mention how adorable my place is?!?!?!
15 minutes? Its 15 minutes from North Ave just to the Harlem ramp.
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Okay, maybe 20 minutes...my husband drives to Western and Taylor everyday to hop on the EL there to the loop(as there are parking spots there that are somehow still meter free), and during morning rush hour, it takes him 20 minutes to get there. If he catches every light on Harlem, then maybe 25, if it is during non-rush hour moments, and you make every light, then 15....
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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River Forest is great, it's just highly unaffordable for most people! Do a search for homes under a half million there, and you won't find many--whereas Oak Park has hundreds.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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River Forest is great, it's just highly unaffordable for most people! Do a search for homes under a half million there, and you won't find many--whereas Oak Park has hundreds.
That's part of the appeal. Exclusivity.
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