I have lived in Lakeshore East/New East Side for years and am therefore partial to it. That being said, it is a great area for everyone, including kids. There is a new school (GEMS Academy) along with lots of grassy areas and a playground.... more
south suburbs - prices are pretty stable for the last 5 years or so, but inventory is getting tighter so expect price improvements. pockets of the south suburbs are really hot - frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox are booming.... more
The cost and time both vary. If they have to come to you it will probably take them longer because they either don't have the best machinery or they're taking the keys back to their office, and it costs more for the travel. Going in to a locksmiths office is definitely the best option to consider though. That way you get a cheaper deal, and it's done right there in front of you, which normally doesn't take more than five minutes.
I never cease to be amazed with the questions asked here on Trulia, and honestly Moira I was concerned about your motive. It's personal. I have ties to Chicago and despite no longer living there, I have loyalty.
Then - as you will see - I got "over" myself - and went "digging" for the information.
Here are education levels for zip code 60625 from an online source:
20% have attained a 2-year degree, 24% a bachelors degree, and 15% a post graduate degree.
Despite not knowing the source"s reliability and how recent the stats are, the numbers for a bachelors degree and post graduate degree are higher than those for the entire state of Illinois.
I'm not 100% sure if you're going to want an electrician or a locksmith. Usually locksmiths handle security system issues. That being said, if there's a deeper electrical issue, you're definitely going to want to call an electrician to take a look before you get a locksmith to fix the system. http://www.safewayelectricco.com/electrician-in-rancho-cucamonga-ca.html... more
Grabiel and his team have always done a good job I own several 2 flats and 3 houses my rents always collected and buildings stay clean they deposit rents into your account even set up your s8 inspections, very important to me since I go to polond 3-4 times a year call grabiel... more
Its more preferred but there are a lot of loft style condos without windows in Chicago that just have an opening on the top of the wall to let in the natural light. The value will be what the comparables look like.... more
That is a pretty broad question. There is so much between there and downtown. Its really what your lifestyle is about. I would drive to the main areas of each part and see what fits your personality.... more