Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago Suburbs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:10 PM
 
80 posts, read 155,805 times
Reputation: 20

Advertisements

DearAll, my family will be moving to Chicago in 6 months. We are very well travelled,open minded and want a diverse safe area to live. Excellent schools would be nice but we may also consider chicago lab for our eldest age 12. my husband will be working on north michigan ave. A not too long commute would be good. just want the kids to be in a nice environment where they will not experience hostility. we will rent initially then look took to buy. not sure how much rentals are? any advice?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:17 PM
 
93,255 posts, read 123,898,066 times
Reputation: 18258
Evanston, Oak Park.......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:32 PM
 
28,455 posts, read 85,361,596 times
Reputation: 18728
Hyde Park would be option too:

Obama’s Next-Door Neighbor’s Home for Sale | Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
2,242 posts, read 6,239,509 times
Reputation: 741
Evanston, Oak Park
They both have public transportation
Oak Park has an expressway if you'll be driving to work yourselfs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
3,100 posts, read 3,301,515 times
Reputation: 1697
Hyde Park is honestly one of the better bets if you want to be near the city, and due to it being the POTUS second home, it's status has been raised even moreso than it was.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
15,586 posts, read 27,606,786 times
Reputation: 1761
Quote:
Originally Posted by tb4000 View Post
Hyde Park is honestly one of the better bets if you want to be near the city...
Hyde Park is in the city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:23 PM
 
28,455 posts, read 85,361,596 times
Reputation: 18728
Right, they asked for area, not necessarily suburb.

Depends upon what qualifies as "middle class" too, but there are "middle income" families Hyde Park that might have household incomes of under $80K at both Lab and the better public schools... Family sized rental in HP are about as pricey as the come in HP, budget might be helpful to know.

Working on NoMi I would not want to live any further south than HP, and needing good schools it would be too hard to guess about what hoops one would have to jump through to get into a selective enrollment situation, though the racial component might work to their advantage in some areas there are only so many slots and I would hate to find out my kids would need to be trekking all the way across a brand new city that is very different than what they've experienced in the UK...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
2,242 posts, read 6,239,509 times
Reputation: 741
I could of sworn it said a suburb before.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:47 PM
 
60 posts, read 127,678 times
Reputation: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Venom View Post
I could of sworn it said a suburb before.
It's in the thread title.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-17-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
2,242 posts, read 6,239,509 times
Reputation: 741
Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooops
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago Suburbs
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top