I needed to relocate to Chicago a few years ago, but could not possibly afford to live in the city. I am so lucky that instead I chose to move to the suburb of Richton Park, Illinois. This area is definitely more affordable. My current rent is $1,500 and for me that is affordable compared to other prices in the inner city of Chicago.
Besides it being affordable here, I also enjoy living in Richton Park, Illinois because I get the city experience without living in the crowded city. The train actually runs through town and that makes my commute to Chicago for work easy. I actually feel safe when I walk down the streets here.
The best areas in Richton Park, Illinois are the beautiful neighborhoods. The people actually wave when you go down the street. There are also multiple restaurants around here for your dining preferences. We actually have a Red Lobster here in the local community, as well as several other restaurants to satisfy your food cravings.