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Old 03-23-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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Default Areas of Rogers Park

I am considering moving to Rogers Park and have found two places that appeal to me. One is on Estes, near Glenwood and the other apartment is on Ashland, near Jarvis. All things being equal, which is a better area in terms of lower crime and things to do?

I've gone through all of the Rogers Park threads and it's pretty obvious there's a general feeling that the neighborhood is street by street in terms of crime and how nice things are. Can anyone provide a recent evaluation and specifically these two areas?

I've also heard some bad things about the Morse stop. How does it compare to Jarvis? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Also wondering the same about the area (Greenleaf and Glenwood) and the Morse stop off the Red Line... can anyone chime in?
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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it's block by block - so I will offer my stock response: Go and walk around on a late evening on a Fri and/or Sat and get a feel for it. RP specifically is one of those areas that can be Jekyll and Hyde when contrasting what they're like during the day vs at night.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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Morse stop off the Red Line... can anyone chime in?
If you'll be using the train regularly I would try to steer clear of this stop. The liquor/check cashing/whatever businesses there allow for tons of idiots to hang around all hours. If you need to use the stop after 9 or 10 at night I'd recommend walking north or south on Greenview, not Glenwood, as it's more heavily trafficed and less secluded.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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Also wondering the same about the area (Greenleaf and Glenwood) and the Morse stop off the Red Line... can anyone chime in?
Stay away from Morse. It is by far the most dangerous stop on the Red Line. Howard has a police substation there, Jarvis is a nicer neighborhood, and Loyola is policed pretty well by the campus.

At Morse, for years, they have had problems with bands of youth attacking random people....not even robbing them sometimes.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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Stay away from Morse. It is by far the most dangerous stop on the Red Line.
...on the northside.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:09 PM
 
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It's not called "Morse Hell Hole" for nuthin'!

www.morsehellhole.blogspot.com

This blog is entertaining at times, but the author is a bit of an egomaniac who thinks he's a vigilante. But it makes for so good reading/viewing.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:59 AM
 
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I used to live at Lunt and Sheridan and have used the Morse Station at all hours of the day and night. Personally, I never had any problems. However I know there are those that have.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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...on the northside.
No. On all the Red Line. Its the dangerous combination of a not-so-savory element, as well a neighborhood, low-traffic setting that allows for good cover.

The Red Line stops on the South Side are all relatively bustling areas of retail activity.

I was a four year veteran of Morse Ave. Had my car broken into twice, my apartment building broken into continually by people wanting the quarters in the laundry and whatever they could grab in the storage lockers. Had a debit card lifted and used to charge up their cell phones at a store right next to a stop. Saw a hell of a stabbing, and walked over blood from a shooting that happened at the station turnstiles.

And I lived on "the nice side", east of Sheridan, on the lake!
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Goldcoast
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I use to live at Lunt and Ashland. I stayed in a beautiful condo and I would get off on the Morse stop on the LUNT SIDE next to Heartland Cafe. Never the Morse Side and I never ever had problems. I don't know anyone who has. However, I never would stay out and about past 11:30PM anyhow. So????
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