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Old 10-03-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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jesse69, are you new in town? Yes, of course Logan Square has a CTA train stop—it's an underground station on the Blue Line right at the Square itself. And yes, there still is considerable gang activity in Logan Square, as exemplified by a recent gruesome incident there that received a lot of local attention. But also, it's not really news that there are a lot of white people in the Logan Square area. First of all, it wasn't very long ago when the area was predominantly white and non-Hispanic, mostly Polish, and there are actually still quite a few of those older white folks living there, especially north of Diversey. And then there's been a trend towards "gentrification" in Logan Square going on gradually for at least the past ten or fifteen years, and many of the people who have moved there during that period have been younger non-Hispanic white people. So, at this point, and for a while now, the neighborhood is an interesting mix of older and younger people, and Hispanic and non-Hispanic people. Again, though, this doesn't exactly strike me as a news flash.
While true in the big picture sense, Logan Square ends at Diversey - north of that is Avondale.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I live in Wicker Park, and I hardly go to Logan Square. I wouldn't know much about CTA train stops because I'd rather use my road bike than use the bus or train. I haven't noticed Logan Square going white until lately. Last time I was in Pilsen I saw a number of whites there too.

I don't think there is such a thing as a white Chicago gang unless it's the mafia?
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Uptown
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Jesse is insufferable
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park/East Village area
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Jesse is insufferable
I find him rather entertaining!

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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Freakin' weird
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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F_cking hilarious!
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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I haven't noticed Logan Square going white until lately. Last time I was in Pilsen I saw a number of whites there too.
I think you could be a bit more observant. Hell, Logan Square even won this year's Reader poll for best overall neighborhood. It's been past the tipping point for quite awhile now.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Uptown
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Jesse has to be a character troll, no way someone who lives in Wicker Park could be this ignorant.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:38 AM
 
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Been the hottest and most rapidly gentrifying neighborhood for years now, especially anything walkable to the logan or cal stops. Prime areas are already seeing rents approach those of popular northside hoods. The far west has a ways to go but if the economy ever comes back and we get into growth mode again, Logan will be the next 'hood to go full on yuppy.

Thats the key there. When the economy picks up. As of right now, I'd say its still pretty affordable/pioneer-Bohemian.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Uptown
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Thats the key there. When the economy picks up. As of right now, I'd say its still pretty affordable/pioneer-Bohemian.

What part of Logan are we talking about? Places near the blvd and California stop really don't fall into what i consider affordable/pioneeer anymore, they aren't expensive, but prime logan stopped being affordable/pioneer years ago.
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