Where Should We Live in North Chicago / Waukegan?
June 29, 2012 6:02 PM Subscribe
Where should we live in the North Chicago / Waukegan area?
posted by rossination to home & garden (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We are moving from Seattle to the North Chicago area this fall. My wife will be attending Rosalind Franklin University and I will be teaching in an elementary school in Waukegan. We are trying to find a place to live and are hearing some conflicting information about what neighborhoods/towns are considered safe. On the one hand, we don't want to live somewhere scary -- on the other hand, we don't want to live somewhere that's gentrified or whitewashed. (For comparison, we would feel comfortable living in almost any part of Seattle).
We are a 20-something, white, cis-gendered, heterosexual couple with a small dog
, and we would be looking to rent an apartment or small house. Budget is about $1000 a month including utilities, although that's somewhat flexible. We'd like to be close to the El and at least somewhat close to Rosalind Franklin and my school in Waukegan.