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Old 08-17-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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All these places look pretty bad to me, especially the third one. I hate the flat rooftop Victorian. The ones with a triangle shape are somewhat redeemable.

It if the homes do not have a colonial style like Beverly, River Forest, Sauganash. It look ugly to me and where are the lawns and trees.
There's not always enough room for lawns and trees in denser, older, inner neighborhoods in cities. Thought that was sort of obvious?

Like I said, different strokes for different folks.

But between the above, and your preference for things like carpet over solid hard wood floor, it sounds like you have horrible taste. No offense.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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Stephie i dont know what you mean about a brown rust belt look. Do you mean buildings are coated with dirt?

Those pics that the person upthread showed were beautiful victorians. Those remind me of vintage 1969 era Old Town before it became sanitized.

I dont understand what you mean then. I can understand not enough greenery, but what exactly you want I dont understand. I know what some homes in Sauganash look like - if you mean like cottage homes??? Can you give some examples of what exactly you like?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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guys, come on.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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is she making this thread up????
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Stephie is a suburbanite through and through. Maybe even Will / McHenry County material.

You hate the Northside, but love the Mag Mile? If I never went to that tourist trap again in my life, it'd be just fine by me.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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i hate when the mag mile gets too crowded with too many people strolling around and making the bus ride too slow! like today with the air and water show that i had to go past to get to where i was going.

as for me, i like joy riding out to the suburbs and my ideal place would be mchenry county, volo, wauconda, chain of lakes, i live downtown and i need a change of pace. i would live in suburbs if i didn't have to commute. i enjoyed wheaton for awhile, but the commute was too boring everyday and too long, made the day too long. so i am here coz of work. but if i had my way, i'd be living near wisconsin border in the chain of lakes area.. its really pretty.

as for chicago, i do love to joy ride thru seeing the sights - the architecture of the city is beautiful and when you catch a piece of history, its cool, i.e. the old rowhouses, townhouses, especialy Astor street, those mansions are beautiful. also on Belden near DePaul , those townhouses are beautiful and there are trees. Dearborn Street on the north side is gorgeous, and even in Old Town you can still see beautiful old homes. sometimes you can even catch a bit of history as an old painted sign is still on there like a ghost of times past. Also Alta Vista Terrace which is between Irving park and Monrose has beauitful historic area, along with Belle Plaine over there, also Hawthorne street has mansions - from lake shore drive to a couple blocks west! and there are many trees, anytihng that cuts over to Lincoln park has a lot of trees.

so there you go for my take on some beauitful parts of the city and the suburbs
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:20 PM
 
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AIt look ugly to me and where are the lawns and trees.
In the country, next to the corn fields.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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is she making this thread up????
I'm beginning to think so, yes.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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i hate when the mag mile gets too crowded with too many people strolling around and making the bus ride too slow! like today with the air and water show that i had to go past to get to where i was going.
I avoid Michigan Ave at all costs when I am trying to get somewhere. If it's near Michigan or I have to go through it, I wait until the last possible street to get on it. Too many slow tourists.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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is she making this thread up????
No I am not making this up. These are just my real opinions and feelings. I grew up in the city but I had a big backyard and lawn. So I thought Chicago would be similar.

Nobody would dare in any other city and definitely Detroit advertise "tree line streets" to sell an apartment. I almost lmao when I saw this. Most normal cities have tree lined on there streets. The only other city I could see saying this is New York.
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