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View Poll Results: Dou you think Harvey is more inner city than suburban
Yes 44 84.62%
No 8 15.38%
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Southwest Suburbs
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In your opinion, do you think the enviroment in Harvey, IL is more suburban or Inner City/ghetto ?
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Oak Park
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In your opinion, do you think the enviroment in Harvey, IL is more suburban or Inner City/ghetto ?
Starting to think you may, in fact, be the mayor of Harvey.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Southwest Suburbs
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No, I'm not the Mayor of Harvey, but Harvey, Il is my hometown and it often get a bad rep for being crime ridden. I just want see other people opinion about Harvey.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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I haven't spent a lot of time there, but have heard the rep. And the rep is indeed that of a rough town...

However, I'm a person who firmly believes we need to revise our thinking about the terms "inner city" and "suburban". Much of the "inner city" is now high-price high-class real estate. And many suburbs have large pockets of poverty and a lot of diversity.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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Eh, I've been in a lot worse than Harvey and lived to tell about it.

Inner city to me means more apartments than single family homes - which isn't Harvey.

My husband grew up in Harvey, my daughter's were baptized at St. John the Baptist (they're in middle school now), I've been to Olen's Funeral Home (unfortunately) as recently as a year ago - those areas aren't necessarily inner city.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:33 AM
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I think that there is this misperception that suburb = nice place with no crime, poverty or social problems. That simply isn't the case any more that city = nothing but crime ridden, poverty, or social problems.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Doesn't Harvey harvest a lot of sex offenders?
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Southwest Suburbs
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Yes, Harvey have over 60 registrater sex offenders in a town of 29,000.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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It's a suburban ghetto. High crime, run down, little commercial investment, government is broke. The park district just shut down. It's not a place anyone would choose to live.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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It's a suburban ghetto. High crime, run down, little commercial investment, government is broke. The park district just shut down. It's not a place anyone would choose to live.
Lets not forget the complete embarrassment of Dixie Square Mall where not only is the mall still standing, but the one part of the mall that was set for someone to move into finally after nearly 30 years, was accidentally knocked down by a demolition co. that was hired to knock down the portion of the mall that was un-useable by any store by a company aka Dumb Ass and Asso. Headed by the city officials of which here is the best part... placed their very own village offices and police station right on the outlots of the mall to more of less hide the mall behind them I guess. How no one noticed a huge wrecker crane tearing down the wrong part of the mall for days on end is beyond me. Guess too much Mad Dog 40/40 was being downed in those offices during the whole event. LOL!
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