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Old 06-03-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: south suburbs of chicago
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is this area as bad as it seemed to me? looked very poor and depressed plus too close to gary for my liking. anyone?
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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Never heard of it......about 2000 residents and a total area of 0.7 miles?


Town of New Chicago
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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that's a new one for me!!
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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is this area as bad as it seemed to me? looked very poor and depressed plus too close to gary for my liking. anyone?
It's a very lower income/working class area. That area utilizes Hobart for mailing addresses and use River Forest schools. It is not considered an unsafe area despite being close to Gary; but it is not really considered a desirable area either.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: south suburbs of chicago
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thank you. the house was very nice, but.....
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Ocala
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I passed through there on an exploration trip when I first moved to Valparaiso, very derelict
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Old 06-09-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Lake Station, IN
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I grew up next door in Lake Station. New Chicago isn't too bad as long as you don't have kids. River Forest isn't a good school system. Test scores are below average. The area itself does look kind of run down but isn't bad safety-wise. As someone else said, it's pretty much low income/working class. Cops seem pretty bored there. They spend most of their time catching people speeding down Michigan St which is the main street through there. Speed limit is set at 20 I believe and they will get you for going over if they are out.

And yes, New Chicago is really that small. Going down Michigan St, it takes about 2 minutes to get from the Lake Station border to Rt 6 and that's if you get caught at the one stop light in town.
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