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Old 04-07-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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It is actually a city that is on a very short list of cities I would be willing to raise a child in. Personally I am enjoying my time here in NYC, but I don't want to raise a child here, I want to do it in an urban city where I can realistically still buy a house, have a car, yet still have a walkable neighborhood and a rail line like the El within walking distance.

And of course, who wouldn't want to live in a city that is home to the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field.
Chicago has some really nice suburbs and downtown is awesome. Its safe to say though that the south and west sides are just a dump.

 
Old 04-07-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Chicago has some really nice suburbs and downtown is awesome. Its safe to say though that the south and west sides are just a dump.
Some of the South and west sides, not all of it. There are plenty of neighborhoods in both areas that are fine and others that are in bad shape, and most of the Northside is very stable.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I think the OP is forgetting just how great Chicago is. Here's a reminder:







Some great pictures of downtown Chicago and its skyline ^


The Magnificent Mile ^


Ice Skating in Millennium Park ^


O'Hare Intl Airport. The busiest airport in the world ^


The University of Chicago ^


With girls this cute on the Cross Country team at a Chicago university how can you call this the armpit of America and make it sound like the worst place to live? Such utter nonsense. A city as blighted as you describe would not have the appearance that these above pictures dictate. Case Closed.
 
Old 04-07-2013, 10:43 PM
 
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Chicago has some really nice suburbs and downtown is awesome. Its safe to say though that the south and west sides are just a dump.
No...its not safe to say that at all...
 
Old 04-08-2013, 01:02 AM
 
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Indianapolis is a big city and doesn't scare me.
So try again
oh and Charlotte doesn't scare me.
Neither does Atlanta
or even Cincinnati or Columbus Ohio
Atlanta, Cincinnati have higher crime rate than Chicago, and Indianapolis isn't immune from crime issues... what's the purpose of this thread?

Are you implying that other cities don't have serious issues? Oh wait, conservative cities and States must be Heaven on Earth!

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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What's nice to visit isn't necessarily nice to live in.
Plus you were likely in the Loop area.
That's not all of the city and there are vast sections of Chicago that are abandoned like Detroit and filled with gangs. Tour the south and west sides to get an idea.
What do the top 10 poorest cities in America have in common? they haven't elected a Republican mayor for at least 30 years. Chicago hasn't had a Republican mayor for over 80 years Detroit I believe the last time they had a Republican Mayor is the 1960s.
im guessing you are going by the breitbart list. Your statement should say 25 years, not 30. Also this is a list of poorest major cities, not poorest cities. There are many Republican controlled poor cities. There is also the fact that not having a Republican as mayor is not the same as saying they have only elected democrats ( what you and the article convey) because at least 2 of the cities about have had independent mayors since they have elected republicans.

What Do The 10 Poorest Cities In The United States Have In Common? | Politics


I would also like to remind you that Chicago does not make the above list yet it hasnt had a republican major since 1931.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 01:19 AM
 
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What's nice to visit isn't necessarily nice to live in.
Plus you were likely in the Loop area.
That's not all of the city and there are vast sections of Chicago that are abandoned like Detroit and filled with gangs. Tour the south and west sides to get an idea.
True, unfortunately.
And red states don't have impoverished, crime-ridden suburbs/cities/communities? Please...

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What do the top 10 poorest cities in America have in common? they haven't elected a Republican mayor for at least 30 years. Chicago hasn't had a Republican mayor for over 80 years Detroit I believe the last time they had a Republican Mayor is the 1960s.
And what do the most important, economically productive cities in America have in common?
They aren't conservative
 
Old 04-08-2013, 01:45 AM
 
Location: The Brat Stop
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What's nice to visit isn't necessarily nice to live in.
Plus you were likely in the Loop area.
That's not all of the city and there are vast sections of Chicago that are abandoned like Detroit and filled with gangs. Tour the south and west sides to get an idea.
What do the top 10 poorest cities in America have in common? they haven't elected a Republican mayor for at least 30 years. Chicago hasn't had a Republican mayor for over 80 years Detroit I believe the last time they had a Republican Mayor is the 1960s.


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Yes I have been to Chicago countless times. Also a small portion of Chicago?
Ya Shootings on the north side/in the loop/mob action on Michigan avenue.
That's a *small* section of the city alright
The Chicago boosters here are hilarious. Live in Denial about it.
Contradict yourself much?


 
Old 04-08-2013, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Contradict yourself much?

Its not contradicting myself. The loop area is nice but it still has crime.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Its not contradicting myself. The loop area is nice but it still has crime.
I have never felt unsafe or afraid of anywhere I have been in Chicago. It is actually a beautiful city as many has pointed out already.
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