So as my family is expanding, we’ve decided that we are going to leave the amazing city of Chicago and instead move to the Chicago suburbs. We love the city and have a nice home here but we would like a real back yard for the kids. We are also not super interested in the public school lottery or paying 30k net per child for a top class Private school (Catholic school is an option but Mrs. Lochdale isn’t Catholic so it is not our first choice).
So that leaves the suburbs. Whilst looking we have noticed that you can get a lot of house in suburbs that aren’t called the North Shore (in the north) or Hinsdale to the west. The schools in these areas are terrific as is the cache of saying “hey, I’m likely an epic douche bag but I live in Winnetka”.
So Dopers, what do you think is better for kids? A great house or living in a better neighborhood? What’s better for the grown ups?
Any thoughts, opinions and comments welcomed!