My H will be working near UIC. I am going to become a temporary SAHM since I have an almost 2 year old and a new one on the way in March! We are looking for affordable single family homes to rent for about $2000/mo. We are having a hard time compromising on what would be a reasonable commute for my H and what would be a family friendly/affordable area. (Traffic is/has been a bear for us, since we come from DC and we don't expect any better here!)
Suggestions we have gotten from friends/family: Oak Park, Elmhurst, Lombard, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Lagrange, Lagrange Park. Today we went driving around the neighborhoods to get a feel for them and I am a little overwhelmed. We come from a condo and a very urban lifestyle and feel ready to make the jump to the burbs, but they started to blend together to me.Any input/things to consider is welcome. Thanks for your thoughts!