Is Oswego a good place to live?
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doggydoo

Plainfield, IL

#21 Jan 21, 2012
Hmm Born & Raised, you are incorrect. As an average Taxes are much higher in Naperville because of overvalued homes. Naperville as an average has much higher taxes, always has. Nothing new here. Take your pissing contest elsewhere.
Educated Citizen

Downers Grove, IL

#22 Jan 22, 2012
You're not very good with math are you? Not surprising at all really, since many people are not.

Born & Raised is talking about the tax rate, not the amount paid on an individual home/property. Yes, the actual dollar amounts paid are higher in Naperville, based on the higher property values, but Oswego's property tax rate is the same, and even higher in some townships.

If you don't understand how to calculate a property tax rate, then I suggest you Google it. I also suggest that you take your uneducated reply, and head back to school, since it appears that you still have a great deal to learn... Have a really nice day!
doggydoo wrote:
Hmm Born & Raised, you are incorrect. As an average Taxes are much higher in Naperville because of overvalued homes. Naperville as an average has much higher taxes, always has. Nothing new here. Take your pissing contest elsewhere.
Dave

United States

#23 Jan 23, 2012
Hawk wrote:
I'm thinking about moving with my kids to Oswego. I currently live in cook county and the crime rate has really worsened, not to mention the gang filled high schools that we have. So my question is how is Oswego? Is their anything I should know before I make a move?
I believe a very nice place to live. Good schools in my opinion. Growing town. But taxes a bit high. Paying about $6300your for a house that the county says is worth about $223k. Was paying about $5600your seven yrs back when worth $240k. But a very nice place to live. You'll be happy with your family. A family town.
Dave

United States

#24 Jan 23, 2012
Another reason why I feel taxes are higher is because I don't believe Oswego is quite as established as a Wheaton, or Glen Ellyn, or Naperville. And by that I mean it was a relatively small town until 10 or so years ago. Those other towns I mentioned were already established with their good schools and overall reputation. Oswego is in the middle of creating that, along with the fact it was growing and a break-neck pace thus requiring more infrastructure, schools, fire/police, park district, libraries, and so on. All of that costs money which we must pay if we want to live in a town that can be put in the same category as a Naperville, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, etc.. We aren't there yet because we're still growing. Those other towns are pretty much done with the growth (except maybe Naperville - - it just keeps building and building and building). It's more of maintenance and improvements for those towns. Kendall Cty was also in the top 3 fastest growing counties in the COUNTRY for several years running until the real estate crash. Believe me not all of the blame should be put on Oswego alone for our high tax rate. Talk to the Kendall County Board since it is the county assessor that has the last say on not only our tax rate, but of the value of our homes. Anyway - - we are paying more because we are growing. WHen the growth slows, the taxes will slow....albeit not for a while.
tripnic

Oswego, IL

#25 Feb 7, 2012
Always and Forever :)
i bet i win

Southport, NC

#26 Feb 10, 2012
waste of money if you ask me. the crime rate is unusually high and isn't reported to cover it up, your tax money is wasted on a huge police department YOU NEVER SEE, and why live in an area with hue problems coming to their police force?
newbie

West Chicago, IL

#29 Feb 7, 2013
WOW wrote:
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This is really over priced!
WAY overpriced, and OEHS, no thanks ill look on west side of town..
mr sandman

United States

#32 Dec 15, 2015
i was born and raised there in oswego jus to give u an idea how most raised oswego people turn out.
i went to minetto elementary school and had very psycotic teachers from 3 rd grade to 6th including teachers like mrs wigalt who bradded me constantly in front of the class and made fun of my parents. and mr hessing who threw errasors at kids and made me stand in front of a plant in class and talk to it in 5th grade. i went to oswego public middle school had a teacher mr ruggio who struck me and numerious kids in class with text books in the head and threw kids bottley down hall ways oh and he wasnt just a teacher he was also alderman of the 6 th ward in oswego.. i later went to bishop cunningham jr sr high school where most of the preists there were found out to be child molesters.. i started to sell bubble gum in school then alchol in the old soda bottles in school. later they closed and condemed that school and i was sent to oswego high school where i became a huge drug dealer and lone shark and organized sports gambling . by the time i was 16 i was indited on drug charges and attempted murder charges in oswego. most of my child hood was spent in and out of mental institutions and was sent to the hudson state mental institution for a good many years because the attempted murder charge was very violent and was found not guilty by reason of insanity. i have long left that sewer of a town and have no fond memories other than the bloody fighting and constant torment of being in the grips of psycotic teachers and city leaders.. it is a very terrable place to live and an even worse place to raise children.. take it from the one of many products oswego pruduced like me.. its equivelant to hell.
funny

United States

#33 Jan 9, 2016
funny
Willowbrook

United States

#34 Feb 24, 2016
We plan to buy a house in Oswego, but my concern is the RADON! We heard that in Oswego the level of this gas is very high which scares us a lot! How're you handle with this kind of situation, that environment is it safe for living? Thanks!
John Caliendo Plainfield

United States

#35 Jul 4, 2017
Willowbrook wrote:
We plan to buy a house in Oswego, but my concern is the RADON! We heard that in Oswego the level of this gas is very high which scares us a lot! How're you handle with this kind of situation, that environment is it safe for living? Thanks!
I'm stuck in plainfield for now. Would love to be in Oswego. One of the high end areas like church hill. Few if any blacks. Very expensive but worth it.

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