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Old 02-06-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Default Filipino Population in chicago

My husband and I are thinking about moving to Chicago. We are looking for somewhere to rent in the city that is safe, clean, and reasonably priced. He would prefer to move somewhere in the city where most Filipinos reside so that our children can learn their language and culture without moving to the east or west coast. Where exactly in the city might that be?
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
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Honestly, there are Filipinos, but they seem to be scattered about the city. There's no one concentrated Filipino neighborhood, IMO. I'd say most reside on the north side. The Rizal Center is on Irving Park & Clark. Maybe they can help?

http://www.faccrizalcenter.com/page/page/994818.htm
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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they are scattered. i had several good Filipino friends growing up. one was a really cute cheerleader (who had amazing dance moves) whose body was so perfect, and she so cute, that she ended up in a Twista video. the other was my friend Jon who was an awesome Goalie in soccer. Problem is, they weren't centrally located. They just kind of got in where they fit in.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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There's a small population concentrated in Lincoln Square -- and a yummy Filipino restaurant called Isla Pilipina. Their lumpia are to die for.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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as a filipino i can attest to the fact that there is no filipino town or little manila section of chicago. many filipinos, as has been stated previously, live on the north and northwest side of chicago as well as the north and northwest suburbs as well. as a teenager (mid 90's) i remember many of the more established filiipino families lived in the sauganash, edgebrook, lincolnwood (suburb), skokie (suburb) area. also many of the new immigrants fresh from the philippines used to live around the little korea corridor along lawrence avenue. but as they became more established they spread out.

my local catholic church on the northwest side does seem to have a greater filipino population compared to when i was growing up. and actually the filipinos at my church got together and donated a new sign to the church and slapped on a sign that reads "courtesy of simbang gabi project." also if you are a member of iglesia ni cristo there is a church around the corner of fullerton and naraganset with 3 filipino stores within a 2 mile radius so that is a good indicator of a filipino community.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Like everyone said, there isn't really a place with filipinos concentrated.

But back in the days I remember there was some around Lawrence ave.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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Honestly if you are looking for Filipinos in the Midwest you'll have better luck in Kansas City. There's a substantial population there.

There's at least one Filipino in Wicker Park though (My SO)
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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And I am glad... What is wrong with being an American??? And the American Culture??? Can't for the life of me figure why people reject it....
Not impossible to be both, buddy.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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What is American culture?
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Near Chicago
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What is American culture?

I'm trying to figure that out myself. America so diverse that it have many culttures packed in one country of over 300 million. Its not like Japan, where the culture is very defined, since its a homogenous country of mostly ethnic Japanese. Plus each state is like a seperate country, where the term United States in not all that accurate.
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