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Old 05-31-2009, 12:27 PM
 
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I live in california now. I am moving to Indiana(not Indianapolis) my family live in Chicago,trying to stay close to them. I am really from Chicago(will never move back)the crime is tooo bad. I have a 6 year old daughter. My concern is jobs and schools and Crime. I want to move some where there is nice houses at, I want to try to rent me a nice house for start some where nice. Some people tell me that Merriville and Sherrville is the best place to live I don't know. Please can you give me some advice Thank you. Janay
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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After reading your post I would actually say to look into South bend. I say that because with Notre Dame being here the economy stays decent. Also from the South Bend Regional Airport they run the Southshore Railroad back and forth to Chicago all day every day. So with that you could always visit your relatives and not worry about traffic, gas, etc.
I'm a guy with no kids so I can't comment on the SB schools. As with any city there is good and bad areas, in SB I would search carefully what hood you get into. Good Luck to you and don't forget your snow boots, scarf, hat, gloves, coat, ice scraper, shovel, and rust protection for your car
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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Merriville and Scheriville are very nice places I have family who live in both,BUT houses/rent/apartments are a bit pricey.Crownpoint is also nice.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:30 PM
 
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Crown Point and St. John are too very nice communities you might want to look into.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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Default 2 hours from Chicago

Wheatfield (20 miles south of Valpo) is inexpensive and safe. Check it out. A house in my neighborhood is for sale in the $70's.
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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look at Chesterton. it's a straight shot to Chicago via train or car, the community is safe and you should be able to find a nice rental home. The schools are also very good. You could also look at Valparaiso. It's a little further south and not as easily acessed via train. I'd look at Schererville before Merrillville for the schools.
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