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Old 03-09-2011, 04:59 PM
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Up until recently, I lived in Ashburn. It is still very nice with the ocasional incident. Homes are very well kept and the neighborhood is still middle class professionals overall. The neighbors are nice and we had a strong sence of community on our block. Look around the neighborhood in the summer time. That is usually when you get a real sence of whats going on around the neighborhood.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by tonythetuna View Post
I never said it was. It is provable to be much worse than a good majority of neighborhoods in the city though.
Just start reading the Southtown once the weather warms up. The occasional incident is one or two shootings a week on average. On the plus side, the victims as far as I can recall are all high school age or thereabouts, and they seem to be pretty good about hitting their targets so I don't recall any bystanders being hit yet. Also, most shootings occur along 79th St. west of Pulaski and on Pulaski south of Bogan Hgh School. Otherwise, it's a nice neighborhood and well kept.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:04 PM
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After doing extensive research online on factual sites and on sites with commentaries on the racial, educational, income, employment, amenities and crime statistics in the area of Beverly Hills versus Morgan Park, it's extremely clear that the statistic that Morgan Park is 64% "Afro-American" and around 34% "Caucasian" is a VERY misleading statistic.

I've looked on CityData at NUMEROUS areas of Morgan Park and the ones I've seen, especially from the Metra at 111th-Morgan Park across 111th to S. Western and from 107th down makes it clear that large areas of Morgan Park are actually 65-75% "Caucasian" and 22-30% "Afro-American".
Knowing what statistical data reflects, it's likely that certain areas of Morgan Park have larger percentages of "Afro-Americans" and smaller percentages of "Caucasians" and that the "Afro-American"-dominant areas may have a higher population density, possibly due to larger families. Therefore, Morgan Park AS A WHOLE APPEARS TO BE primarily "Afro-American", even though substantial areas are primarily "Caucasian". The point I'm making is that characterizations of neighborhoods based on race can be VERY misleading to prospective home buyers - and I happen to be one. Just because an area has a substantial "Afro-American" population does not necessarily mean that it's any less safe or that property values suffer (e.g., that Beverly Hills is more mixed and therefore the prices and property values are higher). As a homeowner in an upscale, East Side NYC area, I learned that people's PERCEPTIONS have more of an effect on the value of properties than anything other than a substantial number of property foreclosures - and almost all areas of Chicago are full of foreclosures or distressed properties due to extensive mortgage fraud that occurred between 2002 and 2008.
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