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Old 05-06-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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How is the neigborhood around 37th street and sangamon street?

A new residential development is at that location, I kinda look at google map and there is like a factory a bit south from it. does anybody know if this area is going to be ok for a new home?

note: I work at downtown so public transport is important.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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I would prefer east of halsted. west of halsted in that area is very industrial.
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Old 05-06-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I would prefer east of halsted. west of halsted in that area is very industrial.
agree
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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plus at that intersection you'll be a solid 8 block walk from the red line and 9-10 from the green. it won't seem that bad in summer and fall but in February you will be wishing you took a place within 2-3 blocks.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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yea, that's very true.

The only near public transport I can find is the bus #8 on halsted and then I'll have to switch to orange line to go to downtown... I can see it'll be a hassle in winter...
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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yea, that's very true.

The only near public transport I can find is the bus #8 on halsted and then I'll have to switch to orange line to go to downtown... I can see it'll be a hassle in winter...
I think it is safe to say many people have far worse commutes in winter via CTA than that. What you speak of is nothing.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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Crime-wise it is okay, although there seems to be a couple of ongoing domestic disputes that have gotten way out of hand nearby. Crimes 3 blocks around 3701-3735 S. Sangamon St. | EveryBlock Chicago (http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime/filter/streets/sangamon-st/3701-3735s/3-blocks - broken link)

I think that being in an industrial area adds character, so I wouldn't let that influence my decision. Being far away from the El stations will be a problem in winter, especially if there are no buses closer than Halsted.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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...Being far away from the El stations will be a problem in winter, especially if there are no buses closer than Halsted.
You do know Sangamon is one block west of Halsted don't you? What is so difficult about walking one city block to the bus stop? All the OP has to do is look at the CTA bus tracker before he leaves the house. He will not have to be outside waiting for the bus more than 5 minutes if he times it right.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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I think it is safe to say many people have far worse commutes in winter via CTA than that. What you speak of is nothing.
I guess I'm too spoiled to have convenient public transport, my current home has a bus stop a block away which go directly to my work place.

And if you have choice, of course you'll want to pick a place where things are right by you. You can name thousands of worse cases, different people have different standards
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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The Halsted bus is pretty good. Frequent and they don't usually "bunch". And it pulls right up to the door at the Orange line.

You'll also have your pick of the Pershing bus and the 35 bus (both of which run to the sox-35th red line station) but those aren't quite as good as Halsted.

Safe neighborhood though definitely kinda grimy in spots. Restaurants are nothing fancy, but they are cheap. You'll have Kevin's on pershing, Schaller's pump, Bridgeport Restaurant, Ramova Grill and Zhou B cafe. Coffee shop is a hike up to 31st (at morgan).

For groceries you're looking at either Fairplay Foods (47th/Halsted), Halsted Foods (34th/Halsted) or the Egg Store (29th/Halsted). And you're equidistant from the Jewel at King Dr/34th and Jewel at Archer/Western (both accessible by 35 bus).
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