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Old 01-30-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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Is this place a complete ****l-hole or overall ok/decent? I hear conflicting reports from friends, have never been myself.

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Old 01-30-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Lynwood,IL
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CCH is decent. I wouldn't mind living there. New homes, new big box stores, ect.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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So sad. The neighborhood is directly across from Hillcrest High School and between Homewood on the east and Tinley Park on the west, about 1.5 miles or so to either adjoining suburb.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Even when I used to go around there often (ten years ago) I did not have any desire to ever live there. In is not getting better-I will put it that way.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:18 AM
 
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but the name of the town is so high-class!!!!
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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It is not a nice place. But if you are black and make a decent living and do not mind schools that suck it is OK, I guess.

I mean, it's not Harvey or Cal City but not somewhere you want to raise kids if you want them to go to decent schools.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Country Club Hills is alright. Its no Harvey, Cal City, or Chicago Heights thats for sure. Least they have a Walmart and a Theater. The town have some large nice homes too.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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As I read through most of the threads about the south suburbs so much is negative. There is a tendency to forget that when the CHA closed down housing sites, families were displaced. There isn't much Section 8 housing in Hinsdale (sarcasm), so they relocated to affordable suburbs like Calumet City, Riverdale, Dolton, South Holland, Country Club Hills and others.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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As I read through most of the threads about the south suburbs so much is negative. There is a tendency to forget that when the CHA closed down housing sites, families were displaced. There isn't much Section 8 housing in Hinsdale (sarcasm), so they relocated to affordable suburbs like Calumet City, Riverdale, Dolton, South Holland, Country Club Hills and others.
Well the cause does not negate what the effect is. I feel for you though.
Even after people know this fact it will still not change what those burbs have become. I wish it did not happen to those formerly very decent burbs,but there is nothing any of us can do about it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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i've tried to tell certain folk on this site before that country club hills is bad news and has changed. all the south burbs, in cook county, are pretty much horrible. the only borderline one left is Matteson, and yes that town is currently changing as we speak because the people who flee places like Dolton, The Heights, etc. move to Matteson. So, it might be OK now but will soon be bad just like country club hills. these aren't the first murders in country club hills. i remember the story of a young black teen coming home to his house at about 4am. he was shot on his porch, by some thugs doing a drive by, only to end up dying in his front enterance in his Father's arms. Screw that town and nearly all cook county southern burbs.

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Originally Posted by Mamama Mia View Post
As I read through most of the threads about the south suburbs so much is negative. There is a tendency to forget that when the CHA closed down housing sites, families were displaced. There isn't much Section 8 housing in Hinsdale (sarcasm), so they relocated to affordable suburbs like Calumet City, Riverdale, Dolton, South Holland, Country Club Hills and others.
thus, why there is so much negativity. Section 8 residents aren't exactly contributors to society. in fact, they are the exact opposite!
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