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Old 08-18-2006, 08:03 PM
 
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Hello,

Relocating to Chicago soon and am interested in information on the following neighborhoods-Ashburn, Beverly, Pill Hill, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood, etc. I would like information on Chicago taxes, housing prices, best schools in the area (public and private-A++++ schools only), shopping, diversity, etc. I would love to move to an area with low crime-if possible and the closest to the suburbs (or has a suburban feel). I have a family of four (two children). Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:35 PM
 
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I risked being flamed as a racist, but I'm simply stating a fact here. Ashburn, Pill Hill and Morgan Park are predominently black. Beverly is mixed. Mt. Greenwood is almost all white. I only mention race, because you may not feel comfortable living in a neighborhood where you're the only white or black family.Beverly's fairly safe, Mt. Greenwod is mostly cops and is very safe, the other neighborhoods are a bit high in crime. Again, just stating facts. The police blotter in the Daily Southtown regularly reports armed robberies and gang shootings in Ashburn, hardly ever in Mt. Greenwood. To be fair, I live in overwhelmingly white Oak Lawn, and we have a lot of armed robberies, along with the odd home invasion, car jacking or gang shooting. Still, it's a fairly safe area overall.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:01 PM
 
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They're all nice middle class areas. Chatham/ Pill Hill are well within the city limits. The others are on the border. Mt. Greenwood is virtually identical to the surrounding suburbs. Homes will begin at the mid 200's at an absolute minimum, closer to 300,000 in Mt. Greenwood and 400,000 and much higher in Beverly.

Residential areas are fairly seggregated, except Beverly, but shopping areas, libraries, etc. are quite diverse, at least at the city limits. White, Black, Hispanic, Arab, Asian are all well represented.

Chatham/Pill Hill has a new Target, Home Depot, Best Buy and other major retailers with more to follow. Farther out, there is the new Wal-Mart in Evergreen Park, Target coming soon to Oak Lawn. Borders, Chipotle, and more in Beverly, with new shops under construction. A nice mall in Chicago Ridge, a full line of big box stores in Crestwood and Burbank, with some in Oak Lawn. Upscale shopping a 1/2 hour away in Orland Park. Not a whole lot in the way of unique local shopping though. 95th St. in Beverly is a bit disppointing right now, though hopefully that will change. There are some good restaurants in the area. A new French bistro in Beverly, and Chi Tung in Evergeen Park is wildly popular for Asian food (Chinese, Thai, Japanese).

Bus service is a bit lacking at the edge of the city, though you could probably get by with only one car. Metra - Rock Island line stops in Beverly and Morgan Park, the Metra Electric in Chatham/Pill Hill. Both will easily get you downtown.
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:18 PM
 
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Default Pill Hill -- what do you think?

I know this is mostly a housing forum, but I have an opportunity to open up a retail business in Pill Hill. What do you think of this area? How safe is it? What are demographics like? Medium-income? Lower-income?

Any thoughts are welcome -- thanks.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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Its mostly Black with a few Whites here and there. LOTS of seniors, retired professionals, and working professionals so I would say the income is low to mid to high, LOL. A lot of doctors that work at Trinity hospital live here. Houses range from 180K to 400K. Property is kept up nice and landscaped. Very nice area. Of course, outside of random incidents, it is safe. What kind of business are you opening? If its something we can walk to, that would be great. Pill Hill is basically like a suburb in the city so we still have to drive to get to the nearest stores, businesses, etc.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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Default Ashburn Neighborhood Southwest Side

Hi,
Can anyone give me some advice? I like the Ashburn neighborhood that's located on the far Southwest Side of Chicago. I'd like to buy a single family home there. Been there several times since I have a good friend living there. Here's the question - Is it safe? My friend says it is. My cousin (male) says it's not. PS - I am a single, white female.
Thanks for any advice.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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These threads should answer your questions:

Chicago-Ashburn, Beverly, Pill Hill, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood

Best Chicago Neighborhoods on Southwest Side
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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Like many outer edge neighborhoods in Chicago, the neighborhood is beginning to resemble the area just to the east and north of it. I think it's relatively safe at the moment but I predict it will resemble Chicago Lawn/ Marquette Park in the near future, which is a pretty rough area.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Berwyn, IL
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I agree. However, isn't it a majorly black neighborhood? My experience with Ashburn comes from familiarizing myself with Bogan HS. I'd think it would be odd for a young white woman to be there.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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^ Yeah, you would be correct. ^
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