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Old 09-15-2010, 07:20 AM
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Taking a transfer from Detroit to Chicago for work. Will be working at auto factory in south Chicago on Torrence ave. Looking to rent either a house or appartment/condo that is near a train route into the city probably in Indiana but also open to Illinois, in a neighborhood that would be considered safe by blue collar standards. Biggest thing is to be near a train stop to get in and out of the city on weekends, but still as suburban as possible. Intending on drive commutes to and from work through the week. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:24 PM
Location: Chicago
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Unless you have kids and have to worry about schools, I concur with Hegewisch. It's technically in the Chicago city limits but it's so isolated from the rest of the city that it has a small-town feel. Your commute to the plant would be no more than 5 minutes, and living within a few hundred feet of Indiana would make it easy to get gasoline, booze and cigarettes a lot cheaper (if the latter two things matter to you). And there's a train station that goes downtown on one end and to South Bend on the other. East Side is another option but it's not as isolated from the rest of Chicago, plus it borders some pretty rough areas and suffers more spillover crime because of it. The southern end of East Side is still pretty quiet. You'd have to drive down to the train station from East Side though.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:37 PM
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