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Old 09-17-2007, 06:46 PM
mdz mdz started this thread
 
Location: Near West Burbs, IL
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Drover messaged me with a good idea--since a lot of the posts/threads are in relation to specific neighborhoods, why not sticky a thread where some of the locals can post their impressions of a specific neighborhood? This will hopefully cut down on some of the repeat threads. For example--someone could take up "Rogers Park" and discuss the neighborhood--the good, the bad, maybe the makeup, maybe even fun things to do there. And maybe, just maybe, we can see less of the same old threads.

Here's a pretty good list of neighborhoods, fire away! And don't hesitate to add others that aren't on the list.

Gold Coast
River North
Near North
South Loop
West Loop
West Town/Ukranian Village
Wicker Park/Bucktown
Logan Square
Lakeview
--boys Town, Wrigleyville could be separate
Uptown
Buena Park
Ravenswood
Lincoln Square
Edgewater
Andersonville
Rogers Park
West Rogers Park aka West Ridge
Irving Park
Albany Park
Avondale
Pilsen
University Village/Tri-Taylor/Little Italy
Bridgeport
Chinatown
Bronzeville
Hyde Park
South Shore
Beverly
Morgan Park
Mt. Greenwood
Humboldt Park
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:14 AM
 
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Mont Claire
Sauganash
Wildwood
Edgebrook
Norwood Park
Edison Park
Portage Park
Mayfair
Lincoln Square
Marquette Park
Buena Park
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN and Muncie, IN
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I like this idea, but here's how i would like to see it formatted in that first post

Neighborhood: [Hyperlink to Review] [Star Rating System by Reviewer]

Example:
Gold Coast: Review |***--|
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:55 PM
mdz mdz started this thread
 
Location: Near West Burbs, IL
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Well, whatever the case is, this doesn't seem to be working so I'll kill it for now. I just hope new posters use the search function more often, there is a wealth of information on this board now and 90% of questions have probably already been answered.
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN and Muncie, IN
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i'll do what it'll take to dig up reviews. i think you're right that it is perfect for visitors. if you'll organize post #1, i'll feed you links and repost reviews.
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I think it would also be helpful to post maps of the neighborhood locations as well as some photos. Maybe include attractions, restaurants, areas to avoid, crime, average rent, average home prices, etc, etc.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:33 PM
 
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http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/3513/neighborhoodsdy0.jpg (broken link)
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: IL
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Default Community name dilemma.

I did some digging and I can't seem to find the answer to my question: is Garfield Ridge and Clearing collectively known as Midway or is Midway a separate neighborhood?

I've looked at some maps and some have the area that is normally called Clearing as GR and one map that has Midway as a separate neighborhood. I'm confused.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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You will frequently find differences between colloquial names for neighborhoods & boundaries and official community names & boundaries. There is no "official" Midway neighborhood, and I've never heard anyone say "I live in Midway" either. Some neighborhood maps show an area called "Midway." I've found in those cases, the area shown is literally the airport itself.
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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Garfield Ridge and Clearing are two distinct and seperate neighborhoods. People may say they live by Midway, if they are speaking with someone unfamiliar with southwest side neighborhoods. However, there is not even an unofficial Midway neighborhood, let alone an official community area designated as such.
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