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Old 03-30-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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I'm looking to relocate to Chicago and was wondering if the Jackson Park/Highlands community is a good place for young professionals. I am looking for a community that has great parks/schools for small children, diversity, close to good restaurants and shopping, and nice single family homes that can be purchased for about 350K MAX...
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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I looked there long and hard before purchasing elsewhere (Beverly). First, I didn't see any nice homes anywhere close to 350. 450 was maybe the minimum and those required a lot of work. I doubt the prices have dropped that much. 550 and up was more typical. Be sure that homes that claim to be in the Highlands really are. The area is well defined and the area deteriorates quickly just beyond the borders.

It's a beautiful square mile or so but it's really an enclave. Plusses are beautiful homes, proximity to the lake and loop, being around the corner from Hyde Park is a plus. Negatives are obvious -- pretty much surrounded by areas that are rough and seem to have been getting worse recently, absolutely no useful commerce of its own, etc. It wasn't for me. Lots of professionals live there, though. You would have to check it out for yourself and see how it makes you feel. No easy answers.

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I'm looking to relocate to Chicago and was wondering if the Jackson Park/Highlands community is a good place for young professionals. I am looking for a community that has great parks/schools for small children, diversity, close to good restaurants and shopping, and nice single family homes that can be purchased for about 350K MAX...
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Thank You... Great information. BTW I have visted the Beverly area and I absolutely loved it.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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Thank You... Great information. BTW I have visted the Beverly area and I absolutely loved it.
Cool. If you need any tips let me know. 350 will get you something modest but not too shabby these days in Beverly.
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