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Old 03-15-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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hi , i get a job in chicago (near W Wellington Ave ) and i am going to move their in june . now i live in CA ,i am married and i have 2 kids ( 4, 6 yrs), i need your advice please
1.I would like to live in the area close to or easy access to my work place. and be average in terms of prices, as well as the existence of good schools.
2.and also to be served well by public transportation.
thank you for advice
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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hi , i get a job in chicago (near W Wellington Ave ) and i am going to move their in june . now i live in CA ,i am married and i have 2 kids ( 4, 6 yrs), i need your advice please
1.I would like to live in the area close to or easy access to my work place. and be average in terms of prices, as well as the existence of good schools.
2.and also to be served well by public transportation.
thank you for advice
Could you give a cross street? W. Wellington is on the northside but I don't know how far west on wellington the area you need to be in is. Would hate to give you advice for Pulaski and Wellington when you need to be at Sheffiled and welington. I don't need the address just a near cross street.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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thank you for reply my job near advocte illinois masonic medical center .
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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thank you for reply my job near advocte illinois masonic medical center .
Cool nice area. The area near work would meet your criteria. The only issuse might be schools. It is in lake view. The area could be a bit too party like for you. Lake view also has major parking problems so if you have a car be aware of that.

Chicago has some ok public grade schools but high schools are a problem.

For the most part I wouldn't recomind being in the burbs for that location. The only burb that would make sense would be evanston and you lived near the boarder of it and was drivng(or taking the purple line during rush hour only).
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:35 PM
 
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thank you for advice
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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and be average in terms of prices, as well as the existence of good schools
How much can you afford? What size place do you need?
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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There are a number of good elementary schools nearby, it would depend on your price range for either renting/buying. The hospital is right next to a brown line stop, so you can look into Roscoe Village and North Center as two potential neighborhoods, both of which are just a few stops away on the brown line.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: River North, Chicago, Illinois
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There are a number of good elementary schools nearby, it would depend on your price range for either renting/buying. The hospital is right next to a brown line stop, so you can look into Roscoe Village and North Center as two potential neighborhoods, both of which are just a few stops away on the brown line.
That's not far from Nettelhorst elementary, which has become a poster child for how to create GOOD urban schools, so much so that there's a book about it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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Commute from parts of Oak Park or Park Ridge to Illinois Masonic area is doable, might make sense to consider those if easy and immeadiate need for schools is a priority. CPS still has many hurdles / systemic problems that frustrate those relocating with school age kids.

I know parents that have thier kids at Nettlehorst but they lived in the area for many years before they needed to consider schools. If you won't move here until June that is long past the traditional period of scouting out schools for the fall under the CPS labyrinth. Fortunately suburbs are much more accommodating .
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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Commute from parts of Oak Park or Park Ridge to Illinois Masonic area is doable, might make sense to consider those if easy and immeadiate need for schools is a priority. CPS still has many hurdles / systemic problems that frustrate those relocating with school age kids.

I know parents that have thier kids at Nettlehorst but they lived in the area for many years before they needed to consider schools. If you won't move here until June that is long past the traditional period of scouting out schools for the fall under the CPS labyrinth. Fortunately suburbs are much more accommodating .
If the OP determines it is necessary to avoid the Chicago Public School system.. commute-wise, I think it would make a lot more sense to look into Evanston, Wilmette, or Skokie. The medical center is right at a Brown line stop, but only 2 blocks from the Belmont stop where the red and purple lines stop, meaning a purple line express or yellow-purple line commute would be shorter.
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