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Old 04-19-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Detroit, MI
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I'm moving to Chicago from Detroit [the city, not the suburbs] in a couple weeks, and I found a place in South Shore on 72nd between Stoney Island and Jeffrey. I was really excited about being near the lake, but I've been hearing a lot of negative things about the area. I'm not familiar with Chicago at all, so I can really only go by word of mouth. Is it at least a relatively safe area? Thanks for any help!
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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I'm moving to Chicago from Detroit [the city, not the suburbs] in a couple weeks, and I found a place in South Shore on 72nd between Stoney Island and Jeffrey. I was really excited about being near the lake, but I've been hearing a lot of negative things about the area. I'm not familiar with Chicago at all, so I can really only go by word of mouth. Is it at least a relatively safe area? Thanks for any help!
It ain't the safest of neighborhoods.

Here is a nice little tool that will show you the recent crimes reported to the police:

Chicago Police Department CLEARMAP - Crime Incidents
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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One of the biggest downsides to South Shore over the past couple of decades is that it has less of the appealing qualities of its "better educated and more worldly" neighbor to the north -- Hyde Park.

As older folks get to the point where they want to sell their homes or long time residents can no longer live on their own the price differences have sorta seen South Shore become "rougher" as Hyde Park gets more costly and "genteel"...

The way LSD terminates also makes Shore South's lake shore less accessible ...
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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South Shore hasn't really gotten any rougher in the last 30 years as far as I can tell. It's always been pretty rough. Maybe the bad news travels faster and easier these days. The Highlands enclave has beautiful homes, the cultural center and golf course are nice, as is 63rd street beach, but overall there are some really rough sections and some crazy things going on. Not the worse place, but I wouldn't recommend it at all as a first landing spot, especially not south of 71st. Bad idea in my opinion.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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If you are from a crummy part of Detroit, South Shore should be a walk in the park for you.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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Why o Why the new thread? I just commented a day or two ago
in the mega south shore thread.

Okay I will put some nice link here about grand crossing.
Some black gentrification going on there for a change
69th and dorchester, not south shore but close by.

A small positive indicator of change for the good.

Theaster Gates: An artist's attempt to revitalize his blighted neighborhood - chicagotribune.com
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Why o Why the new thread?
Better you say it than I. If I said it people would rip all over me.
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