What about Galewood, North of North Avenue and East of Harlem. This puts you just north of Oak Park because Oak Park north boundary is North Avenue. Yet, you pay city taxes, not Oak Park taxes. Many people find it a great place to live with the best of both worlds. they tend to send their children to religious schools like the Luthern Schools in Oak Park/RiverForest, Fenwick High school, Chicago Archiodesian schools. This works if you have only 2 children given the tax differential between the city and the suburbs all around Galewood. I am not certain, but I belive Galewood in the city, it is a Chicago neighborhood, not a suburb like Forest Park is a suburb, I belive Galewood in the City is seen as a "better" place than Forest Park, but not certain of that. This was true for sure 30 years ago but 30 years???..................much can change and I have not been anywhere near any concern bout that for myself so I cannot say. all I can do is suggest. Also, try the Oak Park place where they place people, like they help you vind a place in Oak Park. I don't know exactly the name of the organization, it is a non-profit I belive and is an Oak Park municipal org. All I recall is that it was put in place abuot, again, 30 years ago but I know it still is very active, it was put in place to maintain the existing diversity, stability and property values in Oak Park. Some sort of social crisis was tshreatenting OakPark/River Forest who hold many architectural landmarks, and great schools and good people with diverstiy and stability. In order to preserve the great way of life for all that had existed adn was severely threatened at that time, the Powers taht were, established this great org. Again, I am 30 years out, but I noticed the organization in the news not all that long ago. Also, friends of mine, who raised famlies in Galewood and OakPark have childrenand grandchildren remaining in that area and who are totally hapy.