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Old 03-07-2018, 09:22 PM
 
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Hi we have been looking for a home in Morton Grove area for almost a year and we have found a house that we are considering putting an offer on. My husband is hesistant because he seems to think it is located on a not so nice area of Morton Grove ( if there is such a thing), but I see potential on the house since it has a good sq footage and it is in the Hynes School District which is the one we are searching for ( Park Virw School district is our second option). Our realtor is not from the area and we also have no clue. House is located between these four: Austin Ave, Central Ave, Church St. and Chick Rvans Golf Course. There is also a park nearby called Mansfield Park. Can anyone tell me about this area... good bad , meh... which are the good areas. Thanks
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:10 AM
 
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I lived in MG throughout my high school years, west of where you're looking now. There's really no bad areas in Morton Grove, if you like the house it's fine there. You'll be walking distance to the fireworks on the 4th of July (or do they do it on the 3rd, don't remember now).
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:43 AM
 
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Hi we have been looking for a home in Morton Grove area for almost a year and we have found a house that we are considering putting an offer on. My husband is hesistant because he seems to think it is located on a not so nice area of Morton Grove ( if there is such a thing), but I see potential on the house since it has a good sq footage and it is in the Hynes School District which is the one we are searching for ( Park Virw School district is our second option). Our realtor is not from the area and we also have no clue. House is located between these four: Austin Ave, Central Ave, Church St. and Chick Rvans Golf Course. There is also a park nearby called Mansfield Park. Can anyone tell me about this area... good bad , meh... which are the good areas. Thanks
I wouldn’t have any reservations about living there- it’s nice. No, it’s not located in the portion of MG with luxury homes, but every other box would be easy to check if you want good schools, services and amenities nearby.

Call the elementary school and get the phone number or email of a PTO contact. They can give you more specifics on what to expect in that neighborhood.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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Hi we have been looking for a home in Morton Grove area for almost a year and we have found a house that we are considering putting an offer on. My husband is hesistant because he seems to think it is located on a not so nice area of Morton Grove ( if there is such a thing), but I see potential on the house since it has a good sq footage and it is in the Hynes School District which is the one we are searching for ( Park Virw School district is our second option). Our realtor is not from the area and we also have no clue. House is located between these four: Austin Ave, Central Ave, Church St. and Chick Rvans Golf Course. There is also a park nearby called Mansfield Park. Can anyone tell me about this area... good bad , meh... which are the good areas. Thanks
There are not any unsafe or dilapidated parts of Morton Grove, but there are parts that are more desirable than others. I would suggest hiring a real estate agent that is more familiar with the Skokie, Morton Grove, Niles, etc. area. There are plenty out there.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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I am completely unaware of bad parts of Morton Grove. I have family there and have been going since I was born. It's a nice little suburb with great access to the City.
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Old 03-08-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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There are not any unsafe or dilapidated parts of Morton Grove, but there are parts that are more desirable than others. I would suggest hiring a real estate agent that is more familiar with the Skokie, Morton Grove, Niles, etc. area. There are plenty out there.
Hi thanks,for common knowledge which are the more desirable areas????
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:30 AM
 
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Hi thanks,for common knowledge which are the more desirable areas????
Look around NW MG, west of the golf course and more directionally towards Golf/Glenview. Very nice homes there.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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Hi thanks,for common knowledge which are the more desirable areas????
I'm sorry. When you say "bad area," most people think of a crime-ridden and dilapidated area. They don't think of middle-class suburbia, which is what Morton Grove is. Desirability is something you should be able to quickly gauge through listing and sales prices along with a knowledgeable agent.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:39 PM
 
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Property tax is higher than it's neighbor Niles. MG library is old compared to Niles new and spacious library. Too many restrictions when it comes remodeling and updating your home. If you have kids, try to find somewhere where you kids can go to Niles West. Honestly, i would find somewhere in Niles cause most people and store are moving there.
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:06 AM
 
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I don't know of any bad parts of MG, but Harlem Avenue is the "Town Line Road" between Maine and Niles. It determines which HS district teenagers would attend.
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