My husband got a GREAT job, but it is in Chicago ( right now we live in small town ohio) , but it was such a great job ( and pay) that we couldn't pass it up.
The problem is... I have never been there ( he has been there twice for buisness but he really doesnt know anything about the city) ...
Really the only thing I have ever heard about there is that people get shot ...lol.
So We are looking are looking at homes online to get an idea of what we want to look at ... We found this nice looking house on West Belden Ave. .. It looks nice but obviously I dont know if that is a good area.
I am totally going in on this blind, right now we live in a town of less than 2,000 people and we only have about 6 streets in town, so everything is right next to each other.
so I basically need to know... what are the best areas ( we do have a large budget so hopefully we are able to get a very nice place) , the safest areas ?, what are the schools like ( Our kids are only 2 and 8 months, but I would like to know for future reference) ...
anything is welcome !
Asked by Anonymous at 11:22 PM on Mar. 24, 2011 in Just for Fun
Answer by LittleBirdFly at 11:26 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by hill2 at 11:35 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by mommy2boys03 at 11:36 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 AM on Mar. 25, 2011
Answer by ChanQ at 12:50 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
I lived in Wicker Park, (North side of Chicago) but we did not have the kids at the time (they were both in college in CA). If I were you, I would move to the suburbs-for the schools and more kids friendly neighborhoods. If you decide on the city of Chicago, stay East of Western- Great cosmopolitan city.
Answer by Sisteract at 1:42 PM on Mar. 25, 2011
Nice house, but I would not shell out that much for a home that you'll likely be living in for less than 7 years- You're liable to take a loss. I know my husband's Co is no longer relocating people and buying back homes that are under water. if I were you, I'd get to know the city and lease for awhile, especially in this economy-
Answer by Sisteract at 2:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2011