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Old 10-04-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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What about the most uniformly middle class suburb?
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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What about the most uniformly middle class suburb?
South Burbs- Oak Forest is pretty Uniform
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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South Burbs- Oak Forest is pretty Uniform
Wow that is exactly the place I was thinking of too! An interesting thing about Oak Forest too is that while there are some teardowns there, it manages to stay a nice middle-class area while not becoming too expensive of an area for the average Joe (as some places become when teardowns happen). Good call!
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Oak Forest is a great location seems it gets overlooked
I always liked the location because its so close to everything
METRA, Tinley, Orland Interstate 57, Interstate 80, 294 and alot of nature preserves.
Just a nice area
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Oak Forest is a great location seems it gets overlooked
I always liked the location because its so close to everything
METRA, Tinley, Orland Interstate 57, Interstate 80, 294 and alot of nature preserves.
Just a nice area
I agree and I would guess that the residents probably don't mind if the place gets overlooked. Flying under the radar seems to work for them.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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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.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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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.
Okay let me clarify Oak Forest does not get overlooked to us by us i am referring to the Southlanders.

For example whoever talks about Oak Forest on CD besides maybe 4 or 5 posters?

Usually its Oak Park, Naperville, Elmhurst and some other the usual talking points.
In that sense Oak Forest gets overlooked in reality its a great community.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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No two people can usually agree on a definition of middle class.

Cutting through this, areas with little to no rentals tend to be more stable.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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No two people can usually agree on a definition of middle class.

Cutting through this, areas with little to no rentals tend to be more stable.
This might hold truth but I would imagine you will see alot more rentals in the near future.

With all the foreclosures its going to take a while for the housing stock to be absorbed.

In addition I cant imagine how many people have damaged credit due to the toxic loans.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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This might hold truth but I would imagine you will see alot more rentals in the near future.

With all the foreclosures its going to take a while for the housing stock to be absorbed.

In addition I cant imagine how many people have damaged credit due to the toxic loans.
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).
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