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A Place to Live Commutable To Ottawa & Northbrook - In Chicagoland Area
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NormPhillips
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Feb 22, 2015, 09:59 PM
 
Hello all,

My fiancée is completing her bachelors soon and will be moving up to the Chicagoland metropolitan area. I work in Northbrook and she's found a job in Ottawa. We're thinking of moving to the Naperville / Aurora area, but would like to somehow find a place that's simultaneously decent and yet not too expensive. We're either looking for a two-bedroom apartment or a townhouse to rent. Any suggestions?

We're also open to looking out Naperville/Aurora. It's just we'd like something commutable between Northbrook and Ottawa.

Thanks in advanced.
     
subego
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Feb 23, 2015, 02:29 AM
 
Those are probably your best choices in terms of splitting the distance and being the least podunk. Joliet has a "prison-y"'vibe, and Elgin is probably too far north.

What's your rent budget?


Let me say in advance, my suburb-fu is rather weak.
     
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Feb 23, 2015, 01:28 PM
 
Uhm, I guess the obvious. Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Romeoville etc.

You'd need to be close to I-55 or I-355 to make this work.

-t
     
subego
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Feb 23, 2015, 03:51 PM
 
Lockport is actually kinda neat. It has something of an "old timey" feel to it.

The Mayor is a hipster, and has been revitalizing the town.
     
NormPhillips  (op)
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Feb 23, 2015, 08:12 PM
 
So far we've found renting townhouses for $1,600/month and two-bedrooms for $1,400/month Ideally, we'd like a lower price to help save money...
( Last edited by NormPhillips; Feb 23, 2015 at 08:14 PM. Reason: Added details)
     
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Feb 23, 2015, 10:44 PM
 
This place is reason alone to live in Joliet. My wife's uncle picked us up at Midway and drove us straight here.
     
   
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