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Old 03-31-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...And to me even 5 or 6 blocks is too close to the kind of rock slinging/prostitution/generally undersirable activity that goes on along Wilson and Broaway.
Don't you live less than 6 blocks from Cabrini-Green?
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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more like ten. i am well aware of my neighborhoods crime stats and i think the OP should be as well before making his move. the area he is looking at is by no means unsafe but if you can find something for the same price in a more desirable area (ie not having to put up with the crap that goes down near harry truman) why not try.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...but if you can find something for the same price in a more desirable area (ie not having to put up with the crap that goes down near harry truman) why not try.
He never stated his price. I can think of far worse places to live than Wilson and Ashland. So you think living two blocks east to Ravenswood Ave from Ashland Ave makes a big difference?

Why would the OP have to go anywhere near to Harry Truman unless he works near it?
It is really easy to avoid going near Broadway and Wilson just like I am sure it is easy for you to avoid Oak and Hudson.

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Old 03-31-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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more like ten...
Well one of these things must be true:you are unfamiliar with where you live,are lying, or you do not live in Old Town.

Old Town Triangle perhaps?
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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Why would the OP have to go anywhere near to Harry Truman unless he works near it?
If he ever wanted to take the redline I would imagine it would be quite tough to avoid. I've really had enough of this bickering back and forth. I have told the OP that the area is safe which is what he asked.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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Thanks. You guys have any other recommendations? I am a student at Roosevelt and am looking for something around $700. I don't have a car, so public transportation is an important factor. How's the area around the Bryn Mawr red line stop?
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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About the same as the area around Wilson and Ashland, only with more foot traffic.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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You people warning about Ashland and Wilson are completely ridiculous! It's fine around there. Yes, the Wilson/Broadway area kind of sucks, but it's NOTHING compared to the horrible crap that people live near in Old Town, the Gold Coast, or southern Lincoln Park. Heck, it's not even as bad as the Lathrop Homes that cradle Roscoe Village. You can avoid the Red Line Wilson stop quite easily by just walking west to the Brown Line. It's not much further.
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