Can Chicago be ANY bigger?!!
Wow, I took a trip into the windy city to look at locations and do some job interviewing. I had the pleasant experience of coming down from Milwaukee on Friday during the rain into downtown for an interview while driving my full sized bike hauler (Van).
Okay, so I am in for some adjustment. That I can deal with.
I hit Grayslake, Mundelein, Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect, Glen Ellyn, Barrington, Downer's Grove, Naperville, and probably more that I cannot remember at the moment. That was a LOT of driving to see about 20 properties.
I had some questions for you folks familiar with the city..
It appears, and no offense to anyone I hope, that Wheaton is a bible town. Would that be accurate? Could a somewhat rebellious drag racer find any like minds here or would it be a modern day version of "Foot Loose"?
How about Barrington, I LOVE the older homes (not the prices..) but it too looks like it may be a very conservative area. Am I wrong here? The whole town was immaculate and I just don't want to end up surrounded by snobs.
How does Naperville or Downers Grove rate? Would I find some down to earth professionals there who like to cut loose once in awhile?
The reason I am searching closer is due to the possibility that I may go back into consulting. If so, I will need to work north, downtown, and potentially west as well so I would like to deal with that whole commute issue up front and minimize it as much as possible.
Thanks for any feedback.. and again, I am not anti-religion, I just usually don't blend so well with people who are religion-focused.
Thanks for your input!