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Old 01-15-2008, 03:55 AM
 
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Hi! I am thinking about moving into a place at Montrose and Paulina... I read that the Latin Kings are present there... does anyone know if this is true and/or if it is a safe and good neighborhood to live? Also, is this neighborhood going thru the gentrification process?
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:13 AM
 
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By urban standards, that area is perfectly fine. There will always be at least some gang presence in just about every part of the city. This particular area does not have much gang saturation; meaning, you won't know they're there unless you actively go looking for trouble. Otherwise, the worst fate likely to befall you is you'll be required to call your landlord about once a year to tell him that someone tagged your garage door.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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It has gotten much better over the last 10 years. You should not have too many problems. When you go east of Clark then things start to change a bit, especially around Wilson.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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Default Montrose and Paulina

I've lived a block north of Montrose and Paulina for 3 years now. Given the caveat that it is in a large city, I find the area very safe, and never have had any problems with feeling unsafe, even when walking at night. The area in general has a lot of young families and young business people. I disagree that things east of Clark are a bit sketchier. This was true a few years ago, but really things are pretty safe feeling all the way to the Red line which is about 4 blocks past Clark and Clark is 3 blocks past Paulina. Even the area east of the Red line is fine during the day.

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Old 06-16-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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My friend lived in this area and as a single female, never had a problem..... EXCEPT her nice SUV was stolen twice :-) (kids joyriding)
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Excellent area with one of lowest crime rates in the whole city.
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Old 06-17-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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KCC,

You'll be fine. It's a good area.

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Hi! I am thinking about moving into a place at Montrose and Paulina... I read that the Latin Kings are present there... does anyone know if this is true and/or if it is a safe and good neighborhood to live? Also, is this neighborhood going thru the gentrification process?
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:24 AM
 
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You can call the police dept / neighborhood police program (CAPS) to get the crime stats for the neighborhood. The police dept also use to have a free service where they would come to your house/apt and check it to see how burglar-proof it is; I'm not sure if they still have this service? Always investigate the neighborhood in the evening; walk around it and see how you like it, especially if you'll be walking a dog. I lived on Paulina and Sunnyside for 9 years and loved it. I love Ravenswood. I now live in Lincoln Square but if the opportunity came to move back to Ravenswood, I would.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:28 AM
 
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This thread is really old.
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:34 AM
 
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It's one of the few that I like.
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