Living standards in Itasca are high, and a lot of the population jump on the train and commute to the larger surrounding cities like Chicago. This tends to inflate the housing market, so be on your guard if you're on the hunt for somewhere, because good housing doesn't stick around for long. Take a quick look around and then get to work, and make sure you've lined up a good job before you put down a deposit.
Of course, you're going to have to start by checking out the neighborhoods. Frankly, you don't have much choice here, which isn't a surprise given the size of the city. There are two neighborhoods, both of which will offer you a range of housing options, so check out both whether you're looking for studio apartments for rent or townhouses for rent in Itasca.
Village Center: If you like golf you'll love this place. You've got both Salt Creek Golf Club and Itasca Country Club here, as well as some beautiful parks and lakes. Nice houses, streets, good schools, and excellent restaurants like Cucina Casale and Tree-Guys Pizza Pub are all within easy distance of each other.
Medinah: There's almost a 50-50 split between family homes and apartment buildings here, so it's great for just about anyone. And it's not to be outdone by its fellow neighborhood to the east, with the Medinah Country Club, and the Eaglewood Resort and Spa offering locals plenty of luxury relaxation at the weekends.
Life in Itasca is very easygoing for those who can afford to live there. The streets are open and peppered with wonderful parks and lakes, there's plenty of recreation for sports enthusiasts, and anyone who likes to dine and shop will have all sorts of options available to them, with V Lounge, Aria Lounge, and Rooster's Bar and Grill being just a select handful of places to explore. The WalkScore for Itasca is 51, meaning that it's 'somewhat walkable', so if you live close to the amenities in the town center you'll be able to get a few things done on foot. If you live further out, or if you work outside of the city, you'll probably need a car. Having said that, those that work in Chicago can use the Metra District / West Line which runs between Chicago and Elgin, so getting around by rail is easy enough. There's also a transit system running through the city, so bus travel is simple, and for longer road journeys to the north and south, Interstate 290 is just a stone's throw to the west.