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Old 10-06-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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I think what middle-aged mom meant was DEDICATED rentals..Most middle-class areas have little to no rentals meant for either corporate rentals or relatively short-term living...true, there will be more renters in the future, but most middle-class areas are not known for having much dedicated rental housing (at least around the Chicago area I think).

Yes I can see the reasoning behind the comments.

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Cutting through this, areas with little to no rentals tend to be more stable.
Oak Forest has a ton of apartments and condos.. It's still stable.

Although I think this also means Oak Forest isn't "uniformly middle class".
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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I know a dude (a friend of a friend) in his late twenties who lives in a pretty nice condo in Oak Forest. He doesn't pay rent. His dad is rich and lives downstate. His dad bought him the condo.. The guy struggles and can barely afford his other bills, much less afford a rent payment. He's got a badass crib though!
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Tinley and Oak Forest are not lacking in the condo Dept as most areas in suburban chicago.
Now if you think about the differences say between Oak Forest and Midlothian

IMHO Midlothian is a fine city but I believe they have more "rental units"
Traditionally Midlothian was a middle class working persons suburb, i think most would agree.
Fast forward to the year 2011 and Oak Forest IMHO would be that burb that would be known as middle class.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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I think what middle-aged mom meant was DEDICATED rentals..Most middle-class areas have little to no rentals meant for either corporate rentals or relatively short-term living...true, there will be more renters in the future, but most middle-class areas are not known for having much dedicated rental housing (at least around the Chicago area I think).
BTW this is three of the five that posts regularly for the sburbs.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:19 AM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Oak Forest is definitely middle class. But I don't know how "uniformally" middle class it is..?
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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South Burbs- Oak Forest is pretty Uniform
Love Oak Forest, great place to live because you are close to absolutely everything. All the expressways that service the southland are nowhere from OF and it's a great place to just settle...Orland is overdeveloped in my opinion, but OF seems like a homey, kids play in the street and walk to school kinda place.

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Old 10-10-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Seems to me a condo is pretty middle class
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:30 AM
 
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I don't think Oak Forest gets overlooked. In fact, I'd even say it's a hot spot for young people looking for an apartment - or at least about as much of a hot spot a location in the southland can be. 159th is a major road in Oak Forest with lots of traphic. Many people pass through Oak Forest on thier way to Orland (the shopping hub of the entire region). Oak Forest is high profile.
Do you have a burb that is located north of hara airport. Seems all the fun and youth is south or east of the airport. However I need to try and limit my commute to work in Wheeling. But still trying to have some fun.

Advice?
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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Do you have a burb that is located north of hara airport. Seems all the fun and youth is south or east of the airport. However I need to try and limit my commute to work in Wheeling. But still trying to have some fun.

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You can go to Social Explorer - Demographic Maps to look at age groups, but your not going to find any subdivision that is state-college-after-college up here. Most of it is classic suburbia. You might be able to get away with Palatine or Arlington heights, or schaumburg if your ok with the commute.

Fun is a pretty vague term.. most people travel to or live in the city for that

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