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Old 05-28-2008, 04:37 PM
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Hi Folks, Thanks for all your help with my commute to Elk Grove Village. I have taken people's advice and looked into Jefferson, Edison, Norwood Park and Park Ridge. I noticed that a lot of the apartments in Jefferson, and Portage Park (I added that) look like the only way to access the Kennedy is on Higgins which I read has 5 to 6 stoplights and is a nightmare in it's own right. Am I better off going North to Norwood Park? Can I use the N NW Highway or N Milwaukee from Jefferson or is that not realistic? Also I'm supposed to start 6/14 but I'm not going to be able to get out there until 6/7 or so. Has anyone used the internet and phone and rented sight on seen? Will I have any luck in the middle of a month or should I just suck it up and get the cheapest hotel chain I can find for the two weeks and try to pick up a lease for 7/1. I will be in Chicago for 4 wks. gone for training for 4 wks. back for 4 wks. then gone again for 3 wks before I finally land there permanently for the next 3 years. Has anyone used Raider Realty, then seem to specialize in these areas? Where you pleased? Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:44 PM
Location: Chicago
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Look, this isn't Omaha. This is an extremely dense city with the traffic issues that go with it, so you're not going to have breezy, stoplight-free access to the Kennedy unless you live right on one of the entrance ramps. Believe me, fighting 5 stoplights on Higgins is nothing compared to trying to commute from, say, Logan Square. And won't be any easier trying to use Milwaukee Avenue. Just about every access point gets jammed up. That's just how it is around here. That said, you would be better off north of the expressway than south, as Bryn Mawr tends to flow better than Higgins.

I'd sooner check into a Microtel or other suite-type place for a couple weeks and then look for an apartment than rent one sight unseen.
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