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Unread 03-31-2008, 11:36 AM
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Default Is Bridgeport safe?

Is Bridgeport safe? Moving from Lakeview and looking to buy near 31st (East of Halsted). Everyone thinks I'm crazy but it's a brand new condo unit for a great price. The research I've done indicates that there is more crime in Lakeview than in Bridgeport. The neighborhood seems friendly but I'm not sure If I'm being too naive. Like I said -- all of my friends like I'm nuts. Thoughts?
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Unread 03-31-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Read This First- ?'s About Neighborhoods Or Moving To Chicago (or FOOD!)? Read This Before Asking Your Questions!
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Unread 03-31-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Bridgeport is fine. I grew up there, it's family driven and nothing like lakeview.
But, leave the cubs hat up there.
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Unread 03-31-2008, 12:36 PM
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Actually a sox fan so it's perfect! I appreciate the feedback -- It's a little scarry making the move considering the two neighborhoods (Lakeview and Bridgeport) couldn't be more different. Again, thanks!
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Unread 03-31-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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They're different. But there are plenty of neighborhoods that would better fit the profile of 'couldn't be more different.' There's just not as many bars and not as many Iowans.
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Unread 04-01-2008, 09:36 AM
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They're different. But there are plenty of neighborhoods that would better fit the profile of 'couldn't be more different.' There's just not as many bars and not as many Iowans.
I should clarify that when I say the neighborhoods "couldn't be more different" it's from the perspective of a 26 year old. From what I could tell during my visits, Bridgeport doesn't have as many bars/coffee shops/hangouts as Lakeview -- it's just a different crowd. I work downtown so would take the Red Line to and from work everyday.... I gather even that will be much different than my brown line commute. I hear there are shady characters who hang out at the 35th station. Luckily, there's an entrance and exit at 33rd that I'd use. I know nothing about Bridgeport other than what I hear... and that is, it's considered part of the "Southside" and thus, not the safest/friendliest/wisest/or typical place for a 26 year old to live. Nevertheless, I am seriously considering it. I welcome all comments about Bridgeport... good and bad!
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Unread 04-01-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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There's some good info on the sticky under bridgeport. Check it out: Read This First- ?'s About Neighborhoods Or Moving To Chicago (or FOOD!)? Read This Before Asking Your Questions!
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Unread 04-12-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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Is Bridgeport safe? Moving from Lakeview and looking to buy near 31st (East of Halsted). Everyone thinks I'm crazy but it's a brand new condo unit for a great price. The research I've done indicates that there is more crime in Lakeview than in Bridgeport. The neighborhood seems friendly but I'm not sure If I'm being too naive. Like I said -- all of my friends like I'm nuts. Thoughts?
Ask Patrick Daley....He still lives on Lowe, awaiting sentencing per his upcoming racketeering trial. I say if its good enough for patrick, its good enough for anybody!
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Unread 04-30-2009, 04:00 AM
 
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bridgeport is really safe i always feel safe there its a fun neighborhood to stager around in late at night when your all drunk to get some some good ass food you should go to johnnie o's on 35th n morgan that place is ****ing bomb bridgeport is a true chicago neighborhood and is the birth place of the chicago machine also has anybody ever walked down pershing late at night? ****ing by the stockyards its like a really creepy grimy industriel area
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Unread 09-19-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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you are all insane, i currently live in bridgeport and if you live in a SECURE apartment building im sure it seems great. i live in a house and it is quite different. home break ins are on the rise in the middle of the ****ing day! and not to mention the shootings that occur west of halsted st. oh and yeah thats right the 3 month old baby that was beaten to death near 31st street. so thats safe?
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