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Old 04-11-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: IL
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Burbank, IL is fine. It's about perspective. Sure there's more minority groups coming in but for the most part Burbank remains to be a solid lower-middle class suburb. I went to high school in the area six years ago and most things haven't changed. I suggest to actually visit the area to see if it is a good fit. Like always, you have to experience it first and take our opinions with grain of salt.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Burbank is a nice up and coming area. Southwest Cook is up and coming. The SW burbs for years were known as grittier and more industrial than other areas, but that's changing. In terms of diversity, it's very diverse, but the entire city is diverse and diversity is a good thing.

Burbank does not have high crime compared to similar suburbs of size and location. I don't know much about the schools in the area, but if you can afford it, Tinley Park (wealthy) is near there and its schools have a good reputation.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Burbank is a very unattractive industrial type town. Its Mexican influence so I don't know what your nationality is. My brother had to move his kids out of Burbank because the influx of drugs available. Mostly blue collar workers. Burbank is near Ford City Mall where there is a lot of gangs (shooting not too long ago inside the mall).

Try Palos Hills, Palos Heights, Orland Park.
if your looking for public transit then those 3 are NOT ideal for you
and proximity to the city then again NOT for you.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:00 PM
 
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Kids smoke, drink, lots of drugs, shootings at Ford City Mall, people get bored and do stupid things, more colored people are moving in, I would know, I live here. Lots of Teenage fist fights! Its better than the projects!
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:26 AM
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Kids smoke, drink, lots of drugs, shootings at Ford City Mall, people get bored and do stupid things, more colored people are moving in, I would know, I live here. Lots of Teenage fist fights! Its better than the projects!
Actually, there are hardly any colored people in Burbank, except towards the far east end of the city. There are huge numbers of Polish, Hispanic and Arab residents, in that order.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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if your looking for public transit then those 3 are NOT ideal for you
and proximity to the city then again NOT for you.
Depends. Metra serves these areas.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Demographics
As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 27,902 people, 9,317 households, and 7,267 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,583.5/km˛ (6,686.7/mi˛). There were 9,518 housing units at an average density of 881.3/km˛ (2,281.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city was 90.67% White, 0.26% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.76% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.95% from other races, and 3.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.09% of the population, including 8.8% of Mexican descent.
The top five non-Hispanic ancentries reported in Burbank as of the 2000 census were Polish (30.3%), Irish (18.7%), German (16.1%), Italian (9.3%) and Arab (4.6%).[1] Burbank's 8,427 Polish residents gave it a higher total in that regard than such much larger cities as Charlotte, North Carolina, Memphis, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.
There were 9,317 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.44.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $49,388, and the median income for a family was $56,279. Males had a median income of $38,994 versus $26,651 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,923. About 4.5% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.
Thank you Data. Now go back to the Starship and work on your "human" chip.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Mokena, Illinois
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Thank you Data. Now go back to the Starship and work on your "human" chip.
Wanted to credit you, but wouldn't let me. I had a good chuckle over this.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Wanted to credit you, but wouldn't let me. I had a good chuckle over this.
Thanks. I was chuckling, wondering if John would "get it" or if he is like some of my newer to the country Polish neighbors who might be thinking? "Whaat? He should not be drinking the Vodka so early in the morning."
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Garland, TX
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some of these comments are straight on, some not. I grew up in Burbank, born and raised, but no longer live there. Burbank is BIG. Yes, the closer you get towards Midway Airport the worse the area is. It used to be a quiet safe neighborhood, low crime, not so many drugs. Parts of Burbank are still the same. Now the houses have been ripped down and replaced, two houses squeezed into one lot, and looks funny with the new mansions placed right in between 2 smaller 1950s ranch houses. Sadly to say, Burbank IL lost its charm long ago, and now all it feels like is an extension of dirty Chicago
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