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Old 10-02-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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Hey Chuckity and richb, I have a question!

In your opinions, do you believe that the lack of a police department will negatively affect property values for Winfield? I personally feel that it would be a negative mark in someone's checklist in what they may be looking for in a town. What are your professional opinions? Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:41 AM
 
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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Default 2010 Census Results

Here are the first results.

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Old 02-26-2011, 06:28 AM
 
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Default Sorry

I tried uploading the file in the last post but it did not work so I tried posting a link. the link is not correct as well, so I took a screenshot of the information and I'm posting it as a picture. Sorry for any inconvenience!






Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census.
2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Tables P1, P2, P3, P4, H1.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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Default Ok I have to ask...

I know real estate as a whole has not been good...but as attractive as Crown Point and Winfield are for their own reasons, it seems as though there are many new subdivisions being started but not many at all that have been completed.

Now this:

Fifth Third Bank forecloses on Doubletree Lake Estates in Winfield

Now, one of my friends said that this is happening because "folks are trying too hard to be like Munster, Schererville, and Dyer" (with the gated communities etc.) without being in very commutable areas....I personally don't really agree with that, but it just seems that the Crown Point/Winfield area has had the most "subdivision" issues (Falling Waters, Doubletree Lake Estates, Doubletree West)...Is there something I am missing out on? Or am I just over analyzing?

I have heard a couple rumors that a few developers were banking on "White Flight" growth in the area that did not take off as thought..but I am not holding this as a valid reason to spend millions in development (especially these days).
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Hoosierville
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I know real estate as a whole has not been good...but as attractive as Crown Point and Winfield are for their own reasons, it seems as though there are many new subdivisions being started but not many at all that have been completed.

Now this:

Fifth Third Bank forecloses on Doubletree Lake Estates in Winfield

Now, one of my friends said that this is happening because "folks are trying too hard to be like Munster, Schererville, and Dyer" (with the gated communities etc.) without being in very commutable areas....I personally don't really agree with that, but it just seems that the Crown Point/Winfield area has had the most "subdivision" issues (Falling Waters, Doubletree Lake Estates, Doubletree West)...Is there something I am missing out on? Or am I just over analyzing?

I have heard a couple rumors that a few developers were banking on "White Flight" growth in the area that did not take off as thought..but I am not holding this as a valid reason to spend millions in development (especially these days).
I vote for overanalyzing with a touch of coincidence and a whole lot of a heaping bucketful of horrendous real estate market.

And I don't think the "white flight" rumors hold much water either. Do I think they were banking on continued development to the east? Yes. But racially based geographical movement? No.

(I really wanted to throw in "solidly middle class" somewhere in my response, but I forgot. Ooops.)
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:18 PM
 
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I vote for overanalyzing with a touch of coincidence and a whole lot of a heaping bucketful of horrendous real estate market.

And I don't think the "white flight" rumors hold much water either. Do I think they were banking on continued development to the east? Yes. But racially based geographical movement? No.

(I really wanted to throw in "solidly middle class" somewhere in my response, but I forgot. Ooops.)
LOL at the solidly middle class! It has always been in the back of my mind and I have refrained from posting because I didn't want to sound like "you know who", but after reading this article, I just decided the hell with it and posted anyway. Thanks for responding though!
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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do you believe that the lack of a police department will negatively affect property values for Winfield? I personally feel that it would be a negative mark in someone's checklist in what they may be looking for in a town.
Naw! I've lived in western states where the only police force was the county or state. The towns were tiny (less than 500). Down in Fla, several small to medium towns (like Dunedin) gave up their local police for county to patrol. It didn't lower property values - in fact most went up before they crashed back to reality.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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Default Interesting

I know the ZIP-code confusion regarding real estate (Crown Point vs. Winfield), but i didn't realize the other issues it apparently has caused..

Losing revenue numbers without unique ZIP code, Winfield officials say

I honestly do not see this happening due to Winfield's very small size. If Winfield were to grow to the point that Crown Point has (almost 30,000) then I could probably see it being more realistic.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:22 AM
 
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Exclamation Winfield businesses robbed at gunpoint

Happened a few days ago, and I believe at least one of the perps has been caught...but it really riled up a lot of people and renewed talks about Winfield having it's own police department (and not just a marshall) due to the population boom.

Police: Winfield Township businesses robbed at gunpoint
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