I currently live in the far western suburbs of Chicago. Got married 2 years ago and wife is moving here from China July 12th. I need to buy us a home but no way in hell I will do so in Illinois or Wisconsin due to the outrageous state employee pork barrel salaries/pensions & resulting highest in the US property taxes. My work area includes all of Wisconsin & Illinois, so we can only choose between NW Indiana and extreme eastern Iowa. Luckily both seem to have low cost of livings. However, the towns I am trying to figure out the options in eastern Iowa. The location of Clinton would be ideal for my travels with quick access to I-88 east, home prices are great but from what I have read it is going downhill and crime is a problem. But when I looked at the areas between there and the Quad Cities, it seemed everything was the Beverly Hills of Davenport. $400K homes. Anyone familiar with that general area, and tell me if there is a balance of home price and good environment? We have no kids so school quality does not matter. I thought maybe Camanche might work. LeClaire prices were out of my league. We just need ~1,500 SF 3/2 ranch for two. Need to escape both the corrupt IL politician's high taxes and crappy deer management. Thanks.