Remember people... it's location, location, location.
If you are going to live a little west and a little north... go all the way. Edison Park has an outstanding down town strip of restaurants, bars and shops to pass the time (when you're not taking care of your Chicago Bungalow and yard...). If you are considering this neighborhood, do what you can to live near this quaint down town area. I wish there was more of this type of thing all throughout the northwest of the city.
Saw some great houses out there today from $400-500K.