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Old 07-01-2007, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Hello. My family may be moving soon, but I'm not sure about everything going on so far. I like Highland, and it seems to be diversifying, but I'm not too sure about Crown Point.

What are the pros and cons about each town? Thank you for all that reply
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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CP is probably more expensive. It's also the county seat of Lake County. Highland is more densely populated and more established than a lot of CP as it has experienced a lot of sprawl. Schools are better in CP. You would be closer to public transit in Highland.
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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Hello. My family may be moving soon, but I'm not sure about everything going on so far. I like Highland, and it seems to be diversifying, but I'm not too sure about Crown Point.

What are the pros and cons about each town? Thank you for all that reply
Highland puts you closer to the Toll Road and the South Shore rail station, maybe 10-15 minutes to get on the train to Chicago. From CP, you're at least 30-35 from the nearest train station, and about 10-15 minutes from the center of town to I-65.

I've heard that CP is diversifying, particularly in the schools, which is interesting. Highland has been diversified for quite a few years now, and has always been somewhat more welcoming to people from diverse background as opposed to CP. Domergurl is also right, lots of sprawl in CP, you can find a lot of nice, single story brick ranches in Highland. If I ever move back in NWI, I'll be looking in Highland.
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: The Region Yo
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Default Highland vs. Crown Point

Highland's a nice enough town, but it seems like it can't be smart about development. Too many car dealers, multi-family developments, and strip malls = mucho traffic. Coming from 80/94 to many of the areas southward, you have to pass through Highland, which creates a mess. Highland is land locked and dense, but extremely close to all modes of transportation into Chicago.

Crown Point is on the front edge of sprawling out, but the housing stock and schools are newer, and more costly. There is also a viable commercial area downtown. Downtown CP is about 5 minutes from I-65 and therefore about 25 minutes south of Highland via I-65 and 80/94 (I know, I drive it every day).

Highland schools are reasonably highly ranked, but not as good as Crown Point and certainly not as good as Munster (which is perhaps your best school district choice). I currently live in Highland, and I'm going to move to Crown Point to be closer to work. No kids in school, but I don't object too badly to paying taxes into a highly achieving school district like CP, regardless of how "diverse" the schools are.
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