Zillow Advice: Buying Process - Where can I go.... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Most everything you need ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ Most everything you need to know about Illinois can be found here: <a href="http://www2.illinois.gov/about/Pages/Communities.aspx" rel="nofollow">http://www2.illinois.gov/about/Pages/Communities.aspx</a><br/><br/>Happy funding, Rudi Sat, 16 Jul 2011 00:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ 2011-07-16T00:53:00Z Pick where you want to live ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ Pick where you want to live and then go into the school district, they rate their own schools. Like here in Wake County, Raleigh, Cary, they rate them.<br/>A local realtor is not allowed because of Fair Housing to tell you.<br/>Where do you want to live? Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ 2011-07-15T22:40:00Z Good locations and good schools ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ Good locations and good schools vary by your opinion, where you work, what you want in a town, the type of home you want and your price range.<br/>You could ask a Realtor or coworkers&nbsp;for their opinions and check the Illinois school websites. Most Realtors have links to these on their sites. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ 2011-07-15T22:21:00Z START on the internet, but ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ START on the internet, but finish your research by talking to the residents - very important. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 05:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ 2011-07-15T05:19:00Z I would look at the 2 below.www.city-data.com ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ I would look at the 2 below.<br/><br/><a href="http://www.city-data.com" rel="nofollow">www.city-data.com</a> It also has a forum where people can ask ans answer questions about their area. Utilize that ability.<br/><a href="http://%20www.zipskinny.com" rel="nofollow">www.zipskinny.com</a><br/><br/>Regarding Michael's reply below that only covers cities (yuck) not towns and only 50,000+ population areas. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 04:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ 2011-07-15T04:54:00Z [edited by Zillow moderator ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ [edited by Zillow moderator for self promotion] Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ 2011-07-14T22:31:00Z Big question.&nbsp; Some ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ Big question.&nbsp; Some publications, such as US News &amp; World Reports and Money Magazine rate them annually.<br/><br/><a href="http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/top100/" rel="nofollow">http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/top100/</a> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-go/407439/ 2011-07-14T22:25:00Z