[QUOTE=3cuties;14253951]Not only find out where he is working but here are some other questions:
How much do you want to spend on housing?
How much space do you want?
What are you looking for in a community?
Do you mind alot of driving to get places or do you prefer cozier communities with less driving/ more walking?
Is diversity important to you?
Is finding other crunchy mamas/AP mamas important?
How much of a commute time does your husband want/will he put up with?
We are still not sure of a job....but IF he does get it, DH would be working at Midway airport.
Spend: we have a pretty low budget (approx. $150-$250K)
Space: 2-3 bedrooms ... BUT we have to have a yard - our two boys are used to a big yard and I would go crazy if they couldn't get their energy out outside!!!
Looking for: good schools, low crime, friendly, "crunchy" or at least able to make friends in the area who are crunchy
Community: we like to go jogging...and currently do so through neighborhoods - we don't mind a drive to get to "weekend stuff"... but would like groceries, etc relatively close.
Diversity: I don't care one way or the other....but I would like safe and with other families with similar values, incomes, etc.
YES - IF we do move up there - I would definitely want (need) to meet some other crunchy / AP mama's!!!
Commute: DH commutes about 30-45 minutes currently and would be ok with that again.
I would LOVE any input!!! I've "compared" (online with real estate, schools (a bit) and "city-data") Plainfield, Warrenville, Palos Hills, Hickory Hills and New Lenox. those are just the places I've looked thus far and seem similar to one another....we are VERY open to suggestions!!!!