If I can help, let me know.
REMEMBER WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND TO BE NICE, MAY NOT BE NICE FOR SOMEONE ELSE OR VICE VERSA.
This understanding or an area, town or neighborhood is a very personal one, and you should explore it on your own in the best way possible, any information you can get on the internet, search! and yes visit the area you intend to buy and live in then you can judge if it fits you needs.
If and when you are serious about buying a home, work with an experienced Realtor, a buyers agent who will protect your interests through the entire buying process up to the successful closing. That agent will
be able to direct you to the sites where you get add. information you require, and also show you where the
schools, hospital, shopping etc. is located.
Good luck to you..
Edith YourRealtor4Life and Chicago and northern Illinois / North Shore Expert
If you would like to know how neighborhoods stack up to each other using property value information please don't hesitate to contact me.