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Old 01-26-2010, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Southwest Suburbs
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I risked being flamed as a racist, but I'm simply stating a fact here. Ashburn, Pill Hill and Morgan Park are predominently black. Beverly is mixed. Mt. Greenwood is almost all white. I only mention race, because you may not feel comfortable living in a neighborhood where you're the only white or black family.Beverly's fairly safe, Mt. Greenwod is mostly cops and is very safe, the other neighborhoods are a bit high in crime. Again, just stating facts. The police blotter in the Daily Southtown regularly reports armed robberies and gang shootings in Ashburn, hardly ever in Mt. Greenwood. To be fair, I live in overwhelmingly white Oak Lawn, and we have a lot of armed robberies, along with the odd home invasion, car jacking or gang shooting. Still, it's a fairly safe area overall.

Not that I think you're racist, but this is one of the reasons why Chicago will stay segregated. All the neighborhoods that been mentioned are safe by city standards. Beverly was listed as the safest neighborhood in the city at the one time. Morgan Park is majority black, but not extremely black except for the high school. In 2000, the Morgan Park was 66.7% black and Ashburn was 43% black. I still see white people in Morgan Park and I think Ashburn hasn't dramatically changed either.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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Default What I Like About Ashburn

I was getting my haircut this morning in Ashburn, and my barber made a joke about how Ashburn was the black Mt. Greenwood. I couldn't agree more. I lived in Ashburn for 8 years, Auburn Gresham for 2, and Beverly the last 6 1/2. And out of the three, I'd have to say that Ashburn was the most "home" feeling for me. Of course, A-G is detrimental, and the public schools in Bev are comparatively superb to most CPS schools, but Ashburn has always been my "happy" place. I still go there to see old friends from a decade ago.
Idk. I am not trying to give a long speech about my undying love for Ashburn or anything, but its the place where I was born and raised... I recommend it to ANYONE.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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^^You are dumb!^^
I've been driving around as pf lately, and discovered a few new nooks that I was not familiar with before. I'd have to say I really like what I saw.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I am not trying to give a long speech about my undying love for Ashburn or anything, but its the place where I was born and raised... I recommend it to ANYONE.
That wants to get mugged,robbed,raped, or murdered sure.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: A Place With REAL People
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My my have times changed. Back in my childhood growing up in Jeffrey Manor one wouldn't have thought twice about any neighborhood from 103rd right up to 67th street East of Stoney Island. These days it's quite a different world. More than any single factor I'd say it's more the gang activity than just people trying to live out their lives that drives the crime. Beverly always was a rather nice place, and suspect it remains that today. The rest you can take with a grain of salt...or perhaps buckshot
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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My my have times changed. Back in my childhood growing up in Jeffrey Manor one wouldn't have thought twice about any neighborhood from 103rd right up to 67th street East of Stoney Island. These days it's quite a different world. More than any single factor I'd say it's more the gang activity than just people trying to live out their lives that drives the crime. Beverly always was a rather nice place, and suspect it remains that today. The rest you can take with a grain of salt...or perhaps buckshot
Beverly is still an excellent place to raise a family. If I were looking to move back into the city, it's the only neighborhood I would consider.


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That wants to get mugged,robbed,raped, or murdered sure.
You're actually quite mistaken, sir. Ashburn is not quite the worst crime capital of the city.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I risked being flamed as a racist, but I'm simply stating a fact here. Ashburn, Pill Hill and Morgan Park are predominently black. Beverly is mixed. Mt. Greenwood is almost all white. I only mention race, because you may not feel comfortable living in a neighborhood where you're the only white or black family.Beverly's fairly safe, Mt. Greenwod is mostly cops and is very safe, the other neighborhoods are a bit high in crime. Again, just stating facts. The police blotter in the Daily Southtown regularly reports armed robberies and gang shootings in Ashburn, hardly ever in Mt. Greenwood. To be fair, I live in overwhelmingly white Oak Lawn, and we have a lot of armed robberies, along with the odd home invasion, car jacking or gang shooting. Still, it's a fairly safe area overall.
Personally, I feel much safer in Pill Hill than I do in Mt Greenwood. Mt. Greenwood is like a Klan stronghold. I don't know if I would rather walk the streets of Englewood or Mt Greenwood after dark.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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My my have times changed. Back in my childhood growing up in Jeffrey Manor one wouldn't have thought twice about any neighborhood from 103rd right up to 67th street East of Stoney Island. These days it's quite a different world. More than any single factor I'd say it's more the gang activity than just people trying to live out their lives that drives the crime. Beverly always was a rather nice place, and suspect it remains that today. The rest you can take with a grain of salt...or perhaps buckshot

Jeffrey Manor has been a dump for a very long time. You will find some of the most mindlessly violent, ignorant people in the city in that neighborhood. I have some very bad memories of that place.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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Personally, I feel much safer in Pill Hill than I do in Mt Greenwood. Mt. Greenwood is like a Klan stronghold. I don't know if I would rather walk the streets of Englewood or Mt Greenwood after dark.
As a non-white person, I'd rather be caught in Mt. Greenwood after dark, ANYTIME over Englewood. I've been in Mount Greenwood many times, early in the morning, late in the evening....never had a problem. Glad it's like that, nice and safe, quiet ya know. Now the only thing I do not like is the homogeneous nature of the neighborhood.

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Jeffrey Manor has been a dump for a very long time. You will find some of the most mindlessly violent, ignorant people in the city in that neighborhood. I have some very bad memories of that place.
Wow, that's a strong statement.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You're actually quite mistaken, sir. Ashburn is not quite the worst crime capital of the city.
I never said it was. It is provable to be much worse than a good majority of neighborhoods in the city though.
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