Whether you’re living in Chicago or are making a move from out of town, it’s important to research potential cities before making a move. As experienced real estate agents in Chicagoland, we know a thing or two about the best Chicago suburbs. From top-rated schools, safe neighborhoods and exciting nightlife, we’ll help you find the best Chicago suburb for you, your family and your budget.
Naperville is a great city to buy a home in, especially if you’re moving from the city of Chicago. That’s because Naperville is it’s own little metropolis, filled with shopping, dining and is home to the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Naperville is also extremely family-friendly. If you have kids or are looking to start a family, you’ll be happy to know that Naperville schools are rated #1 in the country. That’s right – not just in Illinois, but the whole country!
Long Grove is a small, friendly village located 30 miles from downtown Chicago. With a population of just 8,000, Long Grove is an attractive community for those looking to slow things down a bit. But don’t let its size fool you – Long Grove is full of activity, including its many festivals, events and annual celebrations. Locals also love its charming vibes, and exploring the many shops, restaurants, and art culture. Consider buying a home in Long Grove for access to nature without being far from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Metra riders, rejoice! Palatine is an up-and-coming city complete with tons of shopping, restaurants, schools and growing neighborhoods. From a trendy and active downtown hub to quiet, peaceful streets, Palatine appeals to both singles and families. Have a job in the city? The commute won’t get much easier than this! Jump on the metra located in Palatine’s downtown area and enjoy an hour-long ride to Chicago. Although Palatine is sandwiched between some pricier towns like Barrington and Arlington Heights, it has a lower median home price than both. So if you’re looking to buy a home but still want to enjoy the city’s bars and restaurants, Palatine is for you.
As mentioned above, properties in Arlington Heights may have a higher price point than other Chicago suburbs. But don’t let that stop you from checking out this awesome city! With high rankings in both schools and safety, Arlington Heights is an ideal location for growing families. With a charming downtown scene and endless nightlife activities, Arlington Heights is full of life both day and night. The city itself is also a one-stop-shop for all your needs, with an abundance of shopping centers, salons, medical facilities, schools, parks, theaters and more. Did we mention it’s also metra-accessible?
Low crime rates. Great schools. Outdoor recreation. Restaurants and shopping. Buffalo Grove doesn’t fall short when it comes to grabbing the attention of first-time home buyers. Instead of a traditional downtown, this safe Chicago suburb offers ample green space, with over 800 acres of parks and woods. With a good mix of new construction and existing homes, home buyers have plenty of opportunities to own real estate in the Chicago suburbs. Homes also tend to be more affordable in Buffalo Grove, making it a great place for first-time home buyers to consider.
Of course, this is just a short list and there are plenty of other great areas throughout Chicagoland. Let us know what you’re searching for and we’ll help you find it!
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Ryan Gable Broker/CEO Starting Point Realty
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