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Anyone here live in Downers with a room for rent and a garage for the bike? I'm now 90 percent sure I want to move up by work so my commute is less than 10 minutes. The closer to york town the better.

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My current living situation is coming to an end... my landlord is remodeling our 2 flat and turning it into a SFH. I'm living in Roscoe Village now and commuting all the way to DG. So, being that I need to move... i'm re-entertaining the idea of living out in Downers Grove (near work and no more than 1-3 miles away). I work right off 88 on Highland across from the York town mall.

My question is, does anyone know (besides craigslist) how I should go about looking for a room or apartment out here? Ideally I would want a garage spot for the bike, which is my biggest concern right now. If you know anyone who needs a roommate or has a decently priced 1 bed please let me know. I am not looking to spend over 700 a month.

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Just drive around. That's what I did. apartmentguide.com maybe? I'd go with a 1 bed or studio if I were you. Most apartment complexes also have underground public parking for rent as well. That's what I use.
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there used to be some roommate finding services on the net.. like roommates.com or something.. i have had friends who found people to go together on a place or subletted rooms from there.. never used it myself tho
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Lombard is a shithole.
I want to live right where the Yorktown mall is.. I could roll outta bed at 8.

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Downers Grove and Woodridge aka Hoodridge aka A quite little place called SHUT THE FUCK UP has many places. You can try the luxury apartments over by RT 53. I would sort of kind of consider it the Yuppie part of Woodridge. Minutes from Downtown Nappy Thrill. For those who are familiar with the area, its near WSE's meet up spot before we hit Manneheim.

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visit the local jewel/dominicks or local grocery and look at the local postings on the entrance way....
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I created an account on roommates.com... man there are some creepy looken people on here.

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I created an account on roommates.com... man there are some creepy looken people on here.
dude, you're really in to surprise buttsecks huh?
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they put pictures up on roommates.com?
find yourself some nympho hotties?
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LOL, man you guys are some sick fuckers!

Life would be great if I didn't have to sit in traffic for 3 hours, and spend 250 dollars less a month on gas.

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Don't get a room mate you don't know already. It could turn out to be a nightmare.
If you know the guy it could turn out to be a nightmare also.

Greg as much as this is going to suck, you should move back home with your parents and save some cash. Then buy yourself a place. I know a nice little 2 bedroom, 2 bath, in unit washer and dryer, with attached 1.5 car garage in Woodridge that will be up for sale within the year. Only a 20 minute drive to work.

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If you know the guy it could turn out to be a nightmare also.

Greg as much as this is going to suck, you should move back home with your parents and save some cash. Then buy yourself a place. I know a nice little 2 bedroom, 2 bath, in unit washer and dryer, with attached 1.5 car garage in Woodridge that will be up for sale within the year. Only a 20 minute drive to work.
F that, i'm not moving home.. i'd rather saw off both my legs.

When I finally do buy a place, it wil be in the city. I'm hoping my next job hop brings be to where I can buy something in the city.

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If you know the guy it could turn out to be a nightmare also.

Greg as much as this is going to suck, you should move back home with your parents and save some cash. Then buy yourself a place. I know a nice little 2 bedroom, 2 bath, in unit washer and dryer, with attached 1.5 car garage in Woodridge that will be up for sale within the year. Only a 20 minute drive to work.
How much?? Do you have pics??
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How much?? Do you have pics??
I'm getting bids from remodelers to redo the kitchen and repaint the whole interior. After that, I will get it appraised and will take pictures. I'll post them up once all that has been completed.

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Craigslist and roommates.com is what I attempted to use. But I could not find someone close enough to where I work that seemed "normal" enough that I could trust them to share. So I am still paying a premium to sit in an apartment alone, probably for the better.

Keep your eyes peeled though, every once in a while something good will come along and you need to jump on it. Check both the room to share and the for rent area.
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Anyone here live in Downers with a room for rent and a garage for the bike? I'm now 90 percent sure I want to move up by work so my commute is less than 10 minutes. The closer to york town the better.
I need a roommate. Let's move in together, split the rent, and pillow fight a lot.
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I need a roommate. Let's move in together, split the rent, and pillow fight a lot.
I need a domesticated woman... someone who will have food for me when I get home, prepare a bath, and have my house slippers ready for me. I will also need nightly back rubs

If these services are be provided room and board will be free of charge!

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Flounder, have you considered a job as an Au Pair? Free room and board and access to neighborhood milfs and other au pairs. What's not to like?


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I need a domesticated woman... someone who will have food for me when I get home, prepare a bath, and have my house slippers ready for me. I will also need nightly back rubs

If these services are be provided room and board will be free of charge!
I would say that I'd have no problem with any of that except the bath thing and the back rub thing. That's just weird.
I love to cook and keep house; if you wanted your house shoes by the front door then that's where they'd stay.
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Talk to Gumba, he lives near there. just moved in and it seems like a decent place and the price isnt too bad.

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I would say that I'd have no problem with any of that except the bath thing and the back rub thing. That's just weird.
I love to cook and keep house; if you wanted your house shoes by the front door then that's where they'd stay.
I was kidding, I won't even require my future wife to do those things.
You're moving back to the Chicagoland area?

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You're moving back to the Chicagoland area?
I would like to, but I won't budge until I find the right job @ the right pay. That's a big challenge.
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