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Old 02-13-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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Default moving to elmwood park

I am considering moving to this suburb, I like what I see on the surface but could really use some hard realistic views from folks who live there or know the area. Is crime an issue? How are the schools.

Where else on the northwest side is worth moving too?
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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sorry I was off a bit. don't be so rude. are you perfect
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Elmwood park , What is happing to it?

Is Elmwood Park next to experience a Hispanic takeover?

Elmwood Park or River Grove??

Elmwood Park: Elmgrove and Sunset Streets
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Is crime an issue in Elmwood Park?

Just look the other way if you see a bunch of guys in suits toss a bag with concrete blocks off a bridge.

And make sure you don't accidentally hit a cadillac in the rear end, or you'll be a real life "Analyze this"
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
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The moderator should ban your racist attack on this fine town. Please, I hope they find your racist a** in a river with concrete boots on.

Well, then your racist remarks about "race mixing ruining whites", and homophobic remarks about "gays being abnormal" in the Conservative Suburbs thread should've gotten you banned, also.


To the OP: Norridge is a lot nicer than Elmwood Park.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:46 PM
 
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I am considering moving to this suburb, I like what I see on the surface but could really use some hard realistic views from folks who live there or know the area. Is crime an issue? How are the schools.

Where else on the northwest side is worth moving too?
With your name on this post, I am assuming that you are Italian. If so, Elmwood park would be a fine choice as it is the #1 population for Italian Americans in Illinois. Crime is still low by state averages and the schools are decent. I have lived here for 31 years, my entire life. My wife and I are raising our 2 young boys here and are using the Catholic schools. The area, also bordered by the Northwest side of Chicago, which you were correct in reference to, has some of the best Italian delis, restaraunts, and stores in the city. Harlem Ave.-from North Ave. to Foster Ave. includes Elmwood Park, Norrridge, and the Northwest side of Chicago. Would love to have you as a future resident- we need more people like you. In regards to that dumba** from Houston, ignore his arrogant rants as he has nothing better to do but post on our threads- while offering no real aid to your question. Hope this helps- ask more questions and I will answer them if you feel the need to. Good luck on your findings!
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
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Beat it- stay in Houston u troll!!!!!!!!

Oh, this is rich coming from the king of the trolls.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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Oh, this is rich coming from the king of the trolls.
And you may be the DRAGQUEEN of Trolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
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Isn't there any man loving threads you can post on- Our conservative town sure does not need your sinful self posting on it- Go google some pictures of our new president and worship them for a while- just stay off threads that do not like your kind.

Well, if it annoys the hell out of a racist, homophobic jerk like you, I'll stay. Have you joined the local chapter of the KKK yet? I'm surprised you haven't run from the Hispanics moving into Elmwood Park, yet.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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My comment about Elmwood Park reference to the mob was just a joke. Sorry if it offended anyone.

I have to admit though. When I've been away from the Chicago area and people would mention the mob/Al Capone as is the case with anyone, to protect your image and win approval from other people, you want to distance yourself from those images. So you identify sub-areas that may have some qualities of that negative stereotype and then you can say oh . . . thats them over there.

Its just like if you were from a rural southern or great plains state, if you were from a college town or the capital city, you might want to stay oh those people . . . thats them over there in the next county!
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