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Old 07-28-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Thank you. The commute is a bit daunting. I'm having a bit of a hard time with it. I know many others do it but geez is that a long time. Right now I live 4 miles from downtown. Big difference. I have 3 people I work with right now who have similar commutes and don't seem to mind it but they have been doing it for a while now. I guess we really have to think about this.
I remember when we went from walking to work to a 2 hour door to door on a train. It took some adjusting. As long as you into it with your eyes open, the adjustment won't be too bad. You have to weigh the pros and cons.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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Default Which place scherville,dyer,saint john????

I am planning on taking a job that is in Valparsio, In, But I was confuse on where to move I was thinking about Sherville,Saint John and Dyer, I know know which one is a better and safe place to live at and how far it will be from work, I have a family that I want to raise in a good, nice safe place. my youngest is 7 and I want a good school for her and I am planning on going to a community college out there. I do live in california right now but my family is all in Chicago, Illinois(where I never wanna move back to, its tooo bad out there) but I will go and visit 3 or 4 times a month. So any advice will be appreciated and which city is the cost of living higher, I do wanna buy a house but for now I will be renting. To feel my way around first.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Hoosierville
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I am planning on taking a job that is in Valparsio, In, But I was confuse on where to move I was thinking about Sherville,Saint John and Dyer, I know know which one is a better and safe place to live at and how far it will be from work, I have a family that I want to raise in a good, nice safe place. my youngest is 7 and I want a good school for her and I am planning on going to a community college out there. I do live in california right now but my family is all in Chicago, Illinois(where I never wanna move back to, its tooo bad out there) but I will go and visit 3 or 4 times a month. So any advice will be appreciated and which city is the cost of living higher, I do wanna buy a house but for now I will be renting. To feel my way around first.
Why wouldn't you want to live in Valpo?
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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I am planning on taking a job that is in Valparsio, In, But I was confuse on where to move I was thinking about Sherville,Saint John and Dyer, I know know which one is a better and safe place to live at and how far it will be from work, I have a family that I want to raise in a good, nice safe place. my youngest is 7 and I want a good school for her and I am planning on going to a community college out there. I do live in california right now but my family is all in Chicago, Illinois(where I never wanna move back to, its tooo bad out there) but I will go and visit 3 or 4 times a month. So any advice will be appreciated and which city is the cost of living higher, I do wanna buy a house but for now I will be renting. To feel my way around first.
Live in Valpo for a couple reasons:
1) That commute down 30 can take a lot of time.

2) Valpo is a bit better of a school district.

3) If you truly fear what comes from Chicago (which I find funny), you probably can't deal with what will seep over from the south suburbs if you lived along the state line. In many ways, those little towns right across the border are worse than anything in Chiago poper...just Google "Harvey police gun range" if you don't believe me.

4) Your own education options are a bit better, with outreach programs from Valpo, as will as Purdue North Central, and IU North.

Good luck.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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I was thinking about moving to Valpo, but I heard it is so country, How long will it take me to get to the city of chicago from there?
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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I was thinking about moving to Valpo, but I heard it is so country, How long will it take me to get to the city of chicago from there?
Depends on where in chicago...........its about an hour, 1:15 to the Loop, no traffic.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:31 AM
 
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Depends on where in chicago...........its about an hour, 1:15 to the Loop, no traffic.
For a short while I did the Valpo to Chicago commute every day for work. Realistically (unless you're going to Chicago for pleasure in the middle of Saturday afternoon), there's going to be traffic. Whether it be rush hour or construction being the reason, it's rarely ever smooth sailing all the way there. Depending on where you live in Valpo (can vary 15 mins or so), driving into downtown takes about an hour and 30 mins. The train takes even longer, with about an hour 20 min train ride, plus about a 20 minute drive to Valpo from the Dune Park station.

If you're going to be working normal hours (8-5ish), living in Valpo and working in Chicago is tough.
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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OP, I just posted a reply on your other thread - "Which is closer to Valparaiso....."
Please go there and read that one!

Of all the communities you're considering, I think Valpo is your best bet for a great place to live and raise your family.
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