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Old 06-10-2014, 06:38 AM
 
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Just my quick take. I moved from Southern California (Orange County), with a similar budget and community interests. I also have family in Michigan that I am very close to and will visit multiple times during the year.

I also would not live in Illinois because of taxes, taxes, and taxes. All the reasons you enumerated ultimately determine the cost of living -- present and future. Indiana has a long-standing resistance to tax increases (and a business-friendly environment), particularly at the state level, and I don't see that changing.

I've found that Munster, Schererville and Chesterton are really great communities, super schools and are very family friendly. I think this region as a whole is on the rise, and has a lot of great elements to provide a very good quality of life at a reasonable price.

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Old 06-10-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Is there a reason you don't want to go to Dallas (I'm leaving Tx so I am in no way promoting the state)...it just seems that since you don't want to live in IL you would find something that's likely closer to your job in Dallas plus in Tx you would be paying zero state income taxes. Dallas offers a lot of what Chicago does (unfortuantely, ya its still Dallas) at a reasonable cost.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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Is there a reason you don't want to go to Dallas (I'm leaving Tx so I am in no way promoting the state)...it just seems that since you don't want to live in IL you would find something that's likely closer to your job in Dallas plus in Tx you would be paying zero state income taxes. Dallas offers a lot of what Chicago does (unfortuantely, ya its still Dallas) at a reasonable cost.
It isn't all about income tax. For example, last time I checked property taxes in Dallas and Texas in general are a bit on the high end. Not as bad as IL suburbs but certainly worse than NWI and nothing to write home about.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/us...ewanted=1&_r=0

Best and Worst States for Property Taxes

And coming from the KC metro - it will be a trade off with weather either way. Going to Dallas will mean a more brutal summer/warmer winter, while NWI will definitely be a colder and snowier winter but milder summer. Neither have particularly phenomenal weather, but at least with NWI you have lots of opportunities for outdoor activities IMO with the lake, the Dunes, etc. DFW didn't seem to have much.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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If you work at O'Hare, you're probably better off searching in Southeast Wisconsin, with regards to transportation, that is, unless you're against WI politics. Indiana is nice, and would probably be the best if you worked at Midway, but O'Hare is on the Northwest side of Chicago, and you'd be travelling beyond the entire city if you lived in Valpo. I'd suggest in IN to look in Munster or Dyer. Safe, nice, affluent, and closest suburbs to Illinois.
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