Forrestal Military Community: Off Base Neighborhood/Subdivision


Navy
20-30 years old
Previously lived in: Great Lakes, Jacksonville, Virginia Beach, Renton
Gold medal 30 reviews

"Large, but unsafe"

I did not personally live here, but visited many friends often who did live here and I still stand by my decision not to live here. There is usually plenty of availability. Many married couples with no kids were given 3 bedroom homes. Walls can be thin at times, but neighbors seems to be pretty quiet. Parking is okay, but the location of these homes outside of base is awful. Right in north chicago with high crime rates. Many people had lawn and patio furniture stolen, bikes stolen, and I even noticed a sketchy person driving around taking photos (who obviously did not appear to be looking to live there or anything). I did not feel very safe in the neighborhood.

Pros Cons
  1. Plenty
  1. High crime rates
  2. Thin walls
  3. Poor management company
  • Recommended: No
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Navy
20-30 years old
Previously lived in: Cocoa, Florida, Palm Bay, Florida, Merritt Island, Florida, Cape Canaveral, Florida
2 reviews

"Quiet Military Community"

Most of the families I have met do not like it here compared to other housing locations for the military. My husband and I personally love it. It is very quite, there are numerous parks within the community for kids to play at and it is pet friendly. The few times I have had to deal with maintenance they have been efficient and very polite. I have heard that other houses are not very roomy, but we have more than enough room in our house for all of our things plus some. I have been living here for about six months now, and it I have not one complaint. When we first moved in there were a few car break ins, but it was dissipated quickly and police patrol were increased. There will always be crime in every city, but it is important not to allow yourself to be a victim. Some of the individuals vehicles that were "broken into" left their vehicles unlocked and expensive items left out in plain site. I am content here and so is my family.

Pros Cons
  1. Quiet
  2. Landscaping is part of housing development.
  3. Friendly staff.
  1. Poor construction of the hallway/stairs.
  2. Some furniture would not fit upstairs.
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Price: N/A

Additional Information

  • Family Type: Married with kids
  • Current Resident: Yes
  • Residency: 1 years
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# Name City State Overall Rating Distance
1 Forest City Nimitz North Chicago IL 0.7 mi
# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Forrestal Elementary School Great Lakes IL 60088 Public K-2 3 0.2 mi
2 Lake Bluff Elementary School Lake Bluff IL 60044 Public K-5 10 1.2 mi
3 South Elementary School North Chicago IL 60064 Public K-5 1 1.4 mi
4 A. J. Katzenmaier Academy North Chicago IL 60064 Public 3-5 1 1.8 mi
5 Oak Grove Elementary School Libertyville IL 60048 Public PK-8 10 2.4 mi
6 Rondout Elementary School Lake Forest IL 60045 Public K-8 10 2.4 mi
7 Sheridan Elementary School Lake Forest IL 60045 Public K-4 10 2.9 mi
8 North Elementary School North Chicago IL 60064 Public K-5 1 2.9 mi
9 Lyon Magnet Elementary School Waukegan IL 60085 Public K-5 2 3.1 mi
10 Deer Path Middle School East Lake Forest IL 60045 Public 5-6 10 3.7 mi
11 Carman-Buckner Elementary School Waukegan IL 60085 Public K-5 1 3.7 mi
12 Washington Elementary School Waukegan IL 60085 Public K-5 3 3.9 mi
13 Andrew Cooke Magnet Elementary School Waukegan IL 60085 Public K-5 7 4.1 mi
14 Copeland Manor Elementary School Libertyville IL 60048 Public K-5 10 4.3 mi
15 Sally Potter School/Lake Forest Lake Forest IL 60045 Public 2-12 NR 4.5 mi
16 Adler Park School Libertyville IL 60048 Public PK-5 10 4.6 mi
17 Hyde Park Elementary School Waukegan IL 60085 Public K-5 2 4.6 mi
18 Rockland Elementary School Libertyville IL 60048 Public K-5 10 4.7 mi
19 Gurnee Grade School Gurnee IL 60031 Public K-8 8 5 mi
20 Whittier Elementary School Waukegan IL 60085 Public K-5 1 5 mi
21 North Elementary School Waukegan IL 60085 Public K-5 3 5.1 mi
22 Glenwood Elementary School Waukegan IL 60085 Public K-5 1 5.3 mi
23 Cherokee Elementary School Lake Forest IL 60045 Public K-4 10 5.4 mi
24 Glen Flora Elementary School Waukegan IL 60085 Public K-5 3 5.4 mi
25 Everett Elementary School Lake Forest IL 60045 Public K-4 10 5.8 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Neal Math and Science Academy North Chicago IL 60064 Public 6-8 1 1.8 mi
2 Lake Bluff Middle School Lake Bluff IL 60044 Public 6-8 10 2.1 mi
3 Novak-King Sixth Grade Center North Chicago IL 60064 Public 6 1 2.3 mi
4 Oak Grove Elementary School Libertyville IL 60048 Public PK-8 10 2.4 mi
5 Rondout Elementary School Lake Forest IL 60045 Public K-8 10 2.4 mi
6 Thomas Jefferson Middle School Waukegan IL 60085 Public 6-8 2 3.3 mi
7 Deer Path Middle School West Lake Forest IL 60045 Public 7-8 10 3.7 mi
8 Robert E Abbott Middle School Waukegan IL 60085 Public 6-8 2 4.2 mi
9 Miguel Juarez Middle School Waukegan IL 60085 Public 6-8 2 4.5 mi
10 Sally Potter School/Lake Forest Lake Forest IL 60045 Public 2-12 NR 4.5 mi
11 Highland Middle School Libertyville IL 60048 Public 6-8 10 4.8 mi
12 Gurnee Grade School Gurnee IL 60031 Public K-8 8 5 mi
13 Daniel Webster Middle School Waukegan IL 60085 Public 6-8 1 5.1 mi
14 Viking School Gurnee IL 60031 Public 6-8 5 5.5 mi
15 Daniel Wright Jr High School Lincolnshire IL 60069 Public 5-8 10 6.4 mi
16 John Powers Center Vernon Hills IL 60061 Public PK-8 NR 6.6 mi
17 Hawthorn Middle School North Vernon Hills IL 60061 Public 6-8 8 6.6 mi
18 Jack Benny Middle School Waukegan IL 60087 Public 6-8 2 6.6 mi
19 Hawthorn Middle School South Vernon Hills IL 60061 Public 6-8 9 6.9 mi
20 Northwood Jr High School Highland Park IL 60035 Public 6-8 7 7 mi
21 Gages Lake School Gages Lake IL 60030 Public PK-12 NR 7.1 mi
22 Lake Co Collaborative Alop Grayslake IL 60030 Public 7-12 NR 7.1 mi
23 Woodland Middle School Gurnee IL 60031 Public 6-8 7 7.2 mi
24 Laremont School Gages Lake IL 60030 Public PK-12 NR 7.2 mi
25 Bannockburn School Bannockburn IL 60015 Public K-8 10 7.5 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 North Chicago Community High School North Chicago IL 60064 Public 9-12 1 2.1 mi
2 Lake Forest High School Lake Forest IL 60045 Public 9-12 10 2.8 mi
3 Waukegan High School Waukegan IL 60085 Public 9-12 2 4.4 mi
4 Sally Potter School/Lake Forest Lake Forest IL 60045 Public 2-12 NR 4.5 mi
5 Libertyville High School Libertyville IL 60048 Public 9-12 10 5.2 mi
6 Vernon Hills High School Vernon Hills IL 60061 Public 9-12 10 6.5 mi
7 Cyd Lash Academy Gages Lake IL 60030 Public 9-12 NR 7.1 mi
8 Warren Township High School Gurnee IL 60031 Public 9-12 9 7.1 mi
9 Gages Lake School Gages Lake IL 60030 Public PK-12 NR 7.1 mi
10 Lake Co Collaborative Alop Grayslake IL 60030 Public 7-12 NR 7.1 mi
11 Laremont School Gages Lake IL 60030 Public PK-12 NR 7.2 mi
12 Deerfield High School Deerfield IL 60015 Public 9-12 10 7.8 mi
13 Transition Center Mundelein IL 60060 Public 9-12 NR 7.8 mi
14 Adlai E Stevenson High School Lincolnshire IL 60069 Public 9-12 10 8 mi
15 Highland Park High School Highland Park IL 60035 Public 9-12 10 8.1 mi
16 Mundelein Cons High School Mundelein IL 60060 Public 9-12 7 8.1 mi
17 Lake Co High Schools Tech Campus Grayslake IL 60030 Public 11-12 NR 8.6 mi
18 North Shore Academy Highland Park IL 60035 Public 1-12 NR 9.6 mi
19 Grayslake Central High School Grayslake IL 60030 Public 9-12 9 9.7 mi
20 Zion-Benton Twnshp Hi School Zion IL 60099 Public 9-12 3 10.8 mi
21 New Tech High - Zion-Benton East Zion IL 60099 Public 9-12 6 10.8 mi
22 Roe Alternative Prog Of Lake Co Zion IL 60099 Public 6-12 NR 10.8 mi
23 Grayslake North High School Grayslake IL 60030 Public 9-12 9 10.9 mi
24 Ed & Life Skills Transition So Northbrook IL 60062 Public 2-12 NR 12 mi
25 Round Lake Senior High School Round Lake IL 60073 Public 8-12 2 12.3 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Early Discoveries - Abbott Child Care Center - Ap40 Lake Bluff IL 60044 Private K NR 1.5 mi
2 Daisys Resource Optional School North Chicago IL 60064 Private 10-12 NR 1.7 mi
3 Allendale - Daisy Center North Chicago IL 60064 Private n/a NR 1.7 mi
4 Forest Bluff School Lake Bluff IL 60044 Private PK-8 & ungraded NR 1.7 mi
5 Montessori School of Lake Forest Lake Forest IL 60045 Private PK-10 NR 2.6 mi
6 East Lake Academy Lake Forest IL 60045 Private PK-8 NR 2.8 mi
7 Shelia Daniels Christian Academy Waukegan IL 60085 Private PK-5 NR 3.3 mi
8 School of St. Mary Lake Forest IL 60045 Private PK-8 NR 3.7 mi
9 Lake Shore Academy - Life Skills Waukegan IL 60085 Private n/a NR 3.9 mi
10 Lake Shore Academy Waukegan IL 60085 Private n/a NR 3.9 mi
11 St Martin De Porres High School Waukegan IL 60085 Private 9-12 NR 4 mi
12 Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Waukegan IL 60085 Private 9-12 NR 4 mi
13 Lake Forest Academy Lake Forest IL 60045 Private 9-12 NR 4.2 mi
14 Allendale-Walter Cherry Waukegan IL 60085 Private n/a NR 4.3 mi
15 St Joseph Catholic School Libertyville IL 60048 Private PK-8 NR 4.4 mi
16 Lake Forest Country Day School Lake Forest IL 60045 Private PK-8 NR 4.6 mi
17 Ombudsman Programs Libertyville IL 60048 Private 11-12 NR 4.6 mi
18 Academy Of Our Lady Waukegan IL 60085 Private PK-8 NR 4.7 mi
19 Most Blessed Trinity Academy Waukegan IL 60085 Private PK-8 NR 4.7 mi
20 Woodlands Academy Of The Sacred Heart Lake Forest IL 60045 Private 9-12 NR 4.8 mi
21 Lions Mathematics & Science Christian Academy Waukegan IL 60085 Private PK-5 NR 4.9 mi
22 St Johns Lutheran School Libertyville IL 60048 Private PK-8 NR 4.9 mi
23 St. John Lutheran School Libertyville IL 60048 Private PK-8 NR 4.9 mi
24 Allendale-Becker House Waukegan IL 60085 Private n/a NR 5 mi
25 Immanuel Evangelical School Waukegan IL 60085 Private K-8 NR 5.4 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 LEARN South Chicago Great Lakes IL 60088 Charter K-8 5 1.3 mi
2 Prairie Crossing Charter School Grayslake IL 60030 Charter K-8 10 7.4 mi
3 Brompton School Kenosha WI 53143 Charter K-8 8 17.4 mi
4 Kenosha School Of Technology Enhanced Curriculum Kenosha WI 53143 Charter PK-8 10 18.8 mi
5 Dimensions Of Learning Academy Kenosha WI 53143 Charter K-8 10 19.3 mi
6 Harborside Academy Kenosha WI 53140 Charter 6-12 6 19.7 mi
7 Kenosha Eschool Kenosha WI 53140 Charter K-12 NR 20.7 mi
8 Chicago Math & Sci Elementary Charter Chicago IL 60626 Charter 6-12 3 22.1 mi
9 CICS Northtown Chicago IL 60659 Charter 9-12 NR 22.6 mi
10 Passages Elementary Charter School Chicago IL 60660 Charter K-8 5 24 mi
11 CICS Irving Park Chicago IL 60618 Charter K-8 NR 25.4 mi
12 ITW David Speer Academy Chicago IL 60639 Charter 10 NR 26.3 mi
13 CICS West Belden Chicago IL 60639 Charter K-8 NR 26.5 mi
14 CHRISTOPHER HOUSE CHRT ES Chicago IL 60639 Charter K-1 NR 26.7 mi
15 Pritzker College Prep Chicago IL 60639 Charter 9-12 NR 27.5 mi
16 Horizon Science Academy-Belmont Chicago IL 60639 Charter K-8 NR 27.6 mi
17 CICS Bucktown Chicago IL 60647 Charter K-8 NR 27.7 mi
18 Aspira Charter Schools Chicago IL 60647 Charter 6-12 2 28.1 mi
19 Erie Elementary Charter School Chicago IL 60622 Charter K-8 4 28.5 mi
20 Galapagos Elementary Charter School Chicago IL 60651 Charter K-8 2 28.7 mi
21 KIPP Create College Prep Chicago IL 60644 Charter 5-7 2 28.9 mi
22 Rowe-Clark Math & Science Academy Chicago IL 60651 Charter 9-12 NR 28.9 mi
23 Rowe Elementary School Chicago IL 60642 Charter K-7 2 29 mi
24 Racine Civil Leaders Academyemy Racine WI 53403 Charter K-5 NR 29 mi
25 Catalyst Circle Rock Elementary School Chicago IL 60644 Charter K-8 2 29.3 mi
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1 MTA Approved Ron Rank
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