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Old 01-05-2007, 01:39 AM
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Old 01-05-2007, 04:55 AM
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I apologize for not being particularly helpful, but if you're in Skokie why not just drive down and take a look yourself?

And while you're looking around Matteson, maybe you might look to see if they have an extra caps lock key you could borrow.
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:26 AM
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Sorry if you find my cap lock defensive i just got out of the hospital having spinal fusion so i cant drive out there and i am not sure i want to send my senior mother out there looking at demographics there is just some places white people are still not welcome in chicago and i was hopeing someone could let me know about matteson i have read some of your posting your just real grumpy
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:58 AM
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I have friends who live in Matteson, they like it. There is a "manufactured residence" community in Matteson that will rival the best in Florida. It is gated, with a full time security guard, lots of parks and recreation. I just cannot remember where it is, the last time I was there was about 15 years ago and I believe it was in the newer section of Matteson west of I-80.
The big complaint from residents of Matteson is taxes. The city gave big tax discounts to auto dealers to relocate there in hope that the increased traffic would spurt development. However the development barrier is still the I-80 corridor, Country Club Hills has tripled its sales tax revenue since a new strip mall went in anchored by Wal-Mart on Crawford.
Another "manufacured residence" community I am familiar with is in Justice or Bridgeview, it sits in a heavily wooded area under the LaGrange road overpass north of Archer. Very well kept and nice people.

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Old 01-05-2007, 12:10 PM
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Default thank you

yes i am looking at the security park in matteson thank you so very much i will have my mom check it out they are very nice from what i can see online lots of golf courses around right off the 80 you were very helpful thanks again
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:34 PM
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There is a mobile park in Matteson but you might like the one that is farther south better in Beecher. Check it out. I know they have a senior park and there are numerous other places in this area for mobile homes.Some are senior and others are open.
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Old 01-18-2007, 07:01 PM
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Matteson is a changing suburb going from white to black (yes, I am white). Just curious why don't you check out the mobile home parks in Des Plaines or Wheeling if you are from Skokie? You are so near Des Plaines. My husband and I live in a mobile home park in Des Plaines.

About once a year we go to Park Forest to do personal business. Before we went to Park Forest we decided to go to the gated mobile park in unincorporated Matteson (there are two parks across from one another). The one in unincorporated Matteson could have been a lot nicer than we found it to be; plus, it had well water. The mobile/manufactured park across from it is very expensive - homes about $80,000 on up. They were also on tv because of their expensive rents.

One good thing about the park that I live in it is near Pace and downtown Des Plaines. Just drive around and look at the parks.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:08 AM
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Matteson kicks ass. I live here, I am white and I'm glad some of the white trash has been replaced by respectable black people. I've been here 9 1/2 years, lived nearby for 40 years, and enjoy most of the crowd around here. Lots of shopping and opportunities for all people. Get over the black and white **** already. Enjoy life and enjoy your country. God bless our soldiers.
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:43 PM
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Thumbs up Matteson ok?

Well Matteson's crime rate has increased throughout the recent decade and I'm familiar with some of the crime that has occured recently in certain areas. But anything can happen anywhere. It also depends on your own prefrences and who you will feel more comfortable around. The area that your choosing is ok, but I would have to say if you want to live in a manufactured home community with more of an older crowd there is a community similar in Bourbonnais (home of da bears)I actually just bought one myself. The name is TRI-STAR ESTATES. The area has the highest percentage being retired caucassian people, about 10% african american and 10% hispanic. Don't get me wrong there is about a 30% younger crowd including young couples with children. There is also a very large beautiful hall with a pool and small exercize room. Friday nights is Bingo night, and the hall can be rented with a 50.00 deposit that is returned if all regulations were followed. Schools are great and being a criminal justice major the crime rate is extremely low, if any. Theres a mall with major department stores and plenty of other stores and also a new performing arts theater. Theres a childrens museum which is free on Thursdays and a large park next to it with a petting zoo thats holds lots off events.Theres also a water park near the community college. If your interested in this area I will be happy to share other great stuff about the area. If there were a statistical study to be conducted on these communities, I believe that the Bourbonnais community would fall in the top two for the state of Illinois. Any manufactured home community that you are considering, never buy a home through the office they literally triple the actual price that a person would sell their home for. Some people sell their homes privately or through a real estate agent. We bought our home in nearly perfect condition for $36,000 and its 1,782 sq. ft. very huge.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:19 AM
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I know I certainly like shopping in Matteson because it has everything and is conveniently located off I-57 and is less congested than Orland. Not familiar with the housing.

There is however a cute little mobile home park nestled in Merrionette Park which is located near Mt. Greenwood (City limits and full of cops and firemen) and Alsip (suburb). The homes are packed pretty tight but it is safe and slightly hidden, it is cute and has a cottagey feel, and it is near the Merrionette Park baseball fields. Great for T-ball for the little one soon. It also has small wooded areas around it which is rare nowadays. I believe you can access it off of 119th Street. If I had to live in a mobile Park I think I would choose that one for accessibilty, a great area for kids, and also a few blocks from Dominick's, laundromat, Bourbon Street, etc.

Hope this helps.
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