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Old 09-14-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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I agree. The Southside always gets a bad rap. Mainly by people that do not and will not travel to the southside.


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Before you move to Chicago, please consider that just like LA; Chicago have a gang problem(mainly in the Latino and Black neighborhoods) and I advise you not to move in the wrong neighborhood and suburbs. And since you have a kid, don't put him in a Chicago public school(unless its in a nice neighborhood) and put him in a magnet or private school. But other than that, you should be fine in Chicago. I know alot of people goin to advise you to move to the Northside and avoid the southside, but the Southside do have some good neighborhoods and is not all ghetto. People forget that the Southside is the size and population of the whole Philadelphia and there is neighborhoods that are nice, like Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Beverly.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I have only visited Atlanta and lived in Chicago so naturally my response will be Chicago. When I visited Atlanta it seemed less diverse and there wasn't that much to do. Chicago has everything to do and has world class dining and entertainment. On top of that there's every sports team, major and minor, you can think of. That's not to say ATL doesn't have its fair share.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Thanks for the tips on the school Bluchidog!
I have heard about the gang problems, and of course have to be aware of that with my daughter. One thing though, my career field is in criminal justice and the jobs I have interviews for this month are both dealing with assisting juveniels from re-offending as adults, something I am very interested in doing.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I agree Matty, I have not visited ATL, but I loved my trip to Chicago. I live in Delaware now, so of course, there is hardly anything to do here and I need career advancement to have a better future for my daughter, which Chicago appears to offer. I did not want to rule out ATL though, because it is so booming, or at least that is what I hear about it, so I wanted to ask before making a final decision. However, the more I think of it, the more Chicago seems like a good idea for me. I would live on the southside too. I will be in Chicago this week for an interview and testing, so hopefully, I will be out there soon.
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I am definitely open to travelling and even living on the southside. Would love to see where Barack and Michelle Obama use to reside.
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I am definitely open to travelling and even living on the southside. Would love to see where Barack and Michelle Obama use to reside.
Here's some pictures of their house (they still technically live there):

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/202/4...565e95cbe9.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2239/...273cccf987.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2412/...8e3bb2bd2d.jpg
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Near Chicago
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I am definitely open to travelling and even living on the southside. Would love to see where Barack and Michelle Obama use to reside.
Barack & Michelle Obama reside in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the southside. That was another reason why I recommend that neighborhood, because if Barack Obama & Michelle like it, you going to like it as well. Hyde Park & Kenwood neighborhoods is known for upper middle class African-Americans and it is racially diverse with plenty of whites, Asians, and some hispanics live. Hyde Park also home to University of Chicago,which is the most prestigious university in Chicago and is one of the top school in the country.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Thanks for the pics Drover, very nice house and from what I could see area from the pics. Yes, I do know that they are only pics, but still nice all the same.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Thanks, and I knew that about University of Chicago too. My brother is applying to go there in the Fall (I am forcing him, lol), but I am also making him apply to Morehouse and Clark Atlanta, go figure. At least he will be close to me if he does decide to go to UC upon being accepted of course.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Barack & Michelle Obama reside in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the southside. That was another reason why I recommend that neighborhood, because if Barack Obama & Michelle like it, you going to like it as well. Hyde Park & Kenwood neighborhoods is known for upper middle class African-Americans and it is racially diverse with plenty of whites, Asians, and some hispanics live. Hyde Park also home to University of Chicago,which is the most prestigious university in Chicago and is one of the top school in the country.
Kenwood actually, but close enough.
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