If you have the desire to live close to the nearly unlimited entertainment of a big bustling metropolis but would also rather have a home that's away from it all, you should take a look at Des Plaines, Illinois. This suburb of over 14 square miles and around 60,000 inhabitants is under an hour away from Chicago. The houses and condominiums that are available for purchase tend to be quite affordable, ranging from the mid $100,000s to the mid $200,000s depending on your needs. Most houses are single-story and earth-toned with multiple bedrooms and ample grassy yard space for family enjoyment.

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