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Old 12-22-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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What are the "goods and bads" of Franklin Park?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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Good? It used to have a lot of warehouse and industrial jobs.

Are you contemplating moving there? Working there? "Bad" is a pretty vague term and invites a lot of speculation...
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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My GF's family (some) live there.... just looking for a general decription of the area?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Main drawbacks are airport noise, truck traffic and freight trains blocking traffic. I believe it is still a net employment center, many more people coming in vs going out.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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It was a nice sleepy middle class town back in the fifites and sixties when I went to high school there. Now it is mostly working class and there are lots of factories and other stuff there due to the growth of the airport. Some people might still live there but its not exactly an up and coming area.
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:10 PM
 
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Hispanic and white majority
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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The Starbucks closed a few years ago. Do you really want to live in a town that can't support a Starbucks?
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:43 AM
 
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The impression I got of it the few times I've been there was that it's didn't seem too bad of a community, though I wish the downtown area had more active stores than I saw. It isn't as nice as say Itasca's or Bensenville's downtown is, but it is great if you're a railfan, since a major rail yard is just west of there. It'd be nice if the vacant lot at Franklin Ave/Rose St(25th Ave) could be filled in with a new building, since it seems like the developer of the high rise to the west of that intersection ran out of money before they could build one at that intersection. Course if the economy wasn't bad, it probably wouldn't be a vacant lot.

As for Starbucks, who cares if they closed there? They closed hundreds of locations a few years back, since they overexpanded in the early and mid-2000s. By no means from my few trips there, would I say that area is bad because of that fact. Plus you can't exactly say they closed in all less well-off areas, since the South Shore neighborhood(and which isn't exactly my cup of tea for where I'd want to live, despite that I like the Jackson Park Highlands section) has one still in operation, for whatever reason. You gotta remember not everyone is wild about Starbucks, and I've always been extremely indifferent to them anyway, other than for a rare Frappachino trip(IMO, the only thing worthwhile purchasing there).
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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White majority and a industrial village. Good place to live. You can feel the peace and silence in the heart of Franklin Park. We loved it there!
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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That's not a great indicator. Starbucks in Lincolnshire and in Deer Park closed a few years ago too and I'd hardly lump those towns together with Franklin Park.

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The Starbucks closed a few years ago. Do you really want to live in a town that can't support a Starbucks?
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