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Old 08-12-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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What on earth is wrong with 95th east of Kedzie??? To me it looks nice. Laugh if you want ajolotl, but I actually look forward to visiting The Plaza when I get the chance.
Visiting it as a novelty is one thing. Having it be your best local shopping option is something entirely different.

And what looks so nice on 95th between western and kedzie? Is it the Plaza, the abandoned Ford dealership, or the new Wings and Things?
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Visiting it as a novelty is one thing. Having it be your best local shopping option is something entirely different.

And what looks so nice on 95th between western and kedzie? Is it the Plaza, the abandoned Ford dealership, or the new Wings and Things?
You might be right about that. RiverOaks can get a little dull after awhile. At lease their going to add a second level and a 5th deparment store. Heck, I won't even have to go there since Lynwood is getting it's own mall!! YEAH!! FINALLY!!

What looks so nice east of Kedzie?? The Walmart*, the smaller stores, Little Company of Mary, etc.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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You might be right about that. RiverOaks can get a little dull after awhile. At lease their going to add a second level and a 5th deparment store. Heck, I won't even have to go there since Lynwood is getting it's own mall!! YEAH!! FINALLY!!

What looks so nice east of Kedzie?? The Walmart*, the smaller stores, Little Company of Mary, etc.
You're right. I should have said up to California. Wast of California is much nicer. I kind of like Coffee Cafe.
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Old 08-13-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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What's this Sonoma's Coffee coupon I've got? Do you all think it's worth me checking out?

Is this place west or east of California?
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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It is just east of california, across from the hospital. I think it's a nice spot. Not as hip as a north side joint but is a nice area to lounge and have a decent cup of coffee. There is a breakfast bar and a tv nook also.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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It is just east of california, across from the hospital. I think it's a nice spot. Not as hip as a north side joint but is a nice area to lounge and have a decent cup of coffee. There is a breakfast bar and a tv nook also.
Hip doesn't really tune into my station. I'm fine as long as I have somewhere to sit, maybe watch TV and read. Great that you mention a breakfast nook. Starbucks "has" one, but it's nothing worth mentioning...

anyway, thanks and I will check it out.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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Hip doesn't really tune into my station. I'm fine as long as I have somewhere to sit, maybe watch TV and read. Great that you mention a breakfast nook. Starbucks "has" one, but it's nothing worth mentioning...

anyway, thanks and I will check it out.
I should have said that the quality isn't what you'll find in many hipper north side places (such as Peete's), but it's pretty decent.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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Hows the access to public transit and what is the housing stock like?
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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Hows the access to public transit and what is the housing stock like?
Well, there's the 95th street, Western, Kedzie, Pulaski, buses...of course the Metra station is very close. I'm not too good with public transit since I don't use it on a regular basis. Try Google Maps, I think they have a feature that allows you to highlight main streets and bus/train lines.

Housing stock is mostly SFH and (in my opinion *don't kill me*) medium--large condos. Some homes are very old (1920s-1940s), some a bit more modern 1950s-1970s), and the rest are new (1980s-). You may not have a huge backyard, but you will have a nice lot. Entertaining will be relatively easy in a home like that. More than likely the house has a detached garage (or maybe it's just the area I was in). I've seen newer homes with attached garages.

The houses are usually one or two story homes, around 3 beds and I'm guessing 'round two baths. Sounds like typical suburbia to me.

I must say that if you are an admirer of good, solid homes, I'd look for an older home. It's worth it, because it will have character and usually has a cozy homey feel to it. Older homes, while they may need work (like mine) usually are worth it simply for their beauty or charm.

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Old 10-14-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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totally agree. i moved to EP 12 years ago and when my daughter turned of age to attend H.S i wanted so badly to put her in EP HS but it was filled with others that don't live in the neighborhood. If you watch the 99th St Kedzie bus after school ends, you'll see that they take the bus back from the neighborhood they are from. I pay these HEAVY property taxes and had to put my daughter in a private schoo
l elsewhere... wish i could have pocketed that money ($50K for 4 yrs)! THAT'S A SHAME THAT I CAN'T EVEN ENJOY WHAT I PAY FOR!
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