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Old 03-10-2008, 09:35 PM
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We moved from Park Forest as well. You will not regret it. I still use the metra in Richton Park on Sauk Trail to get to the city. I find that they have more trains than the South Shore does. From where we live it takes about 20 minutes to get to the Richton Park Station.

Good luck in your decision. You will love Indiana if you come.

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Old 07-28-2008, 06:56 PM
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I am looking for apartments in Dyer .... any sugestions?
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:14 PM
Location: St. John, IN
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Having looked in the SW Chicago suburbs, I can attest that you will get more house for the money in NWI. And property taxes are less, and may even go back down after rising from reassessing. We live in St. John (moved from PA) and are pretty happy with our house and surroundings.

Realistically speaking, traffic depends on the time of day. Morning and evening rush hours are of course the worst, but even then it depends. I leave my house at 6:30 AM and go up 41 to 30 head out towards 294 to go to work in Alsip. I've found that at that time traffic is much less than just a half hour later.

I will, however, point out that in IN you have to pay an excise tax on your car every year. The more expensive the car the more it costs you. My 2006 Mazda, at $25K (even though I didn't pay that when I bought it - the tax is based on factory MSRP) cost me over $200 in tax for this year. Also, you have to pay to "rent" the textbooks at the public schools. From what I've heard my son's first year in HS this year will probably be between $400 and $500, and my fourth grader will be about $150.

These are just things you should keep in mind. We had no idea about them until we closed on our house and/or signed the kids up for school. It was quite a shock. Add it all up and it comes out to about the difference in property taxes between here and where I was looking at houses in the SW suburbs, so we really didn't make out all that much better. Except that we got a larger house and yard in a more spreadout neighborhood. In the end we're happy with our decision.
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