St. Mary's in Mokena is also a very good school, but the homes in Mokena would be a bit higher-priced than those in Manhattan on the average. Homes would be available under that price though, just in fewer numbers. Again, Providence is a good choice for St. Mary's graduates, but with Mokena being a bit further north and east ... other options are available as well. Again, LWHS is the public school choice.
Should you need a referral for an agent familiar with either area, please let me know. I have been a mortgage lender in the Will County area for 35+ years and could recommend the area's finest.
Best of luck to you in your search,
Brother Rice in Oak Lawn offers other options for updated homes in the Palos, Oak Lawn area.
See the web reference below for a site that compares and rates schools.
I work in all these areas and would be happy to send you a list of available homes and options.
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