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Old 10-23-2022, 12:19 PM
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Probably mentioned but not only Riverside and North Riverside but Berwyn and Riverside. They are right next to each other and couldn't be more different. North Riverside seems different than Berwyn to me. Riverside and Berwyn are unique suburbs but North Riverside is a bland suburb build post war that is like alot of other non descript places.
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Old 10-23-2022, 12:23 PM
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Wheaton and Carol Stream. They are not alike much at all. On the other hand, Wheaton and Glen Ellyn could almost be one larger city and they run into one another and are quite similar in many respects.
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Old 10-25-2022, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiruko View Post
What part of this looks like Rogers Park???

I mean like the apartment complexes on some of the side streets, feels similar. And there are houses like when you go west of the CTA and Metra tracks, that feel similar. Of course the Evanston houses closer to the lakefront, are bigger.

It's kinda hard to realize there are similarities, unless you bike often through Rogers Park, West Rogers Park/West Ridge(whatever you can that area), and Evanston often as I do. For more interesting looking houses, check out the areas near Warren Park, and Indian Boundary Park.

I won't deny overall the houses in Evanston in some parts(like near the lakefront) are a little bigger, but there are a lot of houses that do seem similar in their style for Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Evanston. The style of apartment building design when it comes to early 20th century apartment complexes, feels more similar north and south of the Evanston border. I will say unless you bike through these areas often, the similarities don't seem obvious at first. And also both north and south of the border, there are(on a not good architectural note) some apartment complexes that don't look as nice. Yes, I'll concede you have a point about Evanston houses being a little grander, for more upscale older houses.

When I find those buildings again(this more has to do that are some very nice looking older apartments, north and south of the border), I'll post some street view examples. I particularly mean like courtyard style apartment complexes, where there are several entrances and something like 6 apartments(2 on each floor, and 3 floors overall) inside each entrance within an apartment complex's courtyard. Yes I realize it's hard to fathom these similarities, unless you've worked in past Census counts like I once did in 2010.

One in Evanston: https://goo.gl/maps/FZSS1Qkrv44fqaqB6

One in Chicago(Casa Bonita Apartments, and yes this was a past Open House Chicago site): https://goo.gl/maps/urZqLtjinHNo2UzF6

Open House Chicago pics page: https://openhousechicago.org/sites/site/casa-bonita/

Another in Chicago(Park Gables Apartments, note street view doesn't give you a directly in front view of this building due to the fact the street cul-de-sacs before you hit this apartment building): https://goo.gl/maps/uvWg4QVA4z9GSqhN6

Park Gables Apartments Open House Chicago pics: https://openhousechicago.org/sites/s...artment-homes/

Another Evanston example, on Judson Ave(and where yes if you didn't spot the typical Evanston streetlights, you might accidentally think this was in Chicago): https://goo.gl/maps/PjuVtY1gVMrBD4An9

Exterior(to the south) of Park Castle Apartments in Chicago: https://goo.gl/maps/W1tg4Hjs4f7KEMBJ6

Park Castle Open House Chicago pics: https://openhousechicago.org/sites/s...-condominiums/

A street in West Rogers Park, that has a mix of both small apartment buildings and houses: https://goo.gl/maps/nrzwALeUdX3NyGRVA

A typical south Evanston street with both small apartment buildings and houses(not too far south and west of the Main Street L and Metra stations): https://goo.gl/maps/zZnybmYjWyczmtN2A

I'll conclude this post by saying that I concede it isn't obvious to the average person right away that the similarities are there north and south of the Chicago border for residential housing stock, and that YOU ACTUALLY have to drive and/or bike on a lot of south Evanston and Rogers Park/West Ridge streets to really see this for yourself. But the similarities are indeed there. Won't deny that more than likely, house sizes might be a little bigger on the Evanston side of the border. There still are some very nice houses, even south of the border. I don't know if any bungalows were ever built in Evanston, as I've noticed finding this type of house is more easily found in West Ridge. Especially south of Indian Boundary Park, where there are numerous bungalows north and west of Pratt and Western, and also south of Indian Boundary Park. Though there are a handful(though not as many, the few that exist were built on east to west streets between Pratt and Touhy, and Western and Ridge) of bungalows in the blocks north and east of Pratt and Western, just north of Warren Park. It probably helps that the site of Warren Park was originally a country club(IIRC, the name of that country club was Edgewater Country Club, correct me if the name is something else) till the mid 20th century, hence why some pretty nice houses were built immediately north of this park. Including a few on Pratt Ave, across the street from what is today Warren Park(but till sometime in the mid 20th century, was Edgewater Country Club).

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Old 10-26-2022, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Alacran View Post
Maywood and River forest/Forest Park

Nothing else compares. Thread complete.
I agree with this. River Forest is generally 1 percenters whereas Maywood is unfortunately a depressed, blighted area.
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