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Old 02-18-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Well said SoHoVe....

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Though some homes are middle class, there are some that are upper class.
Guess you haven't seen those....
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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With excellent schools.
And beautiful women!
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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Though some homes are middle class, there are some that are upper class.
Guess you haven't seen those....
Hey Wild West...I've been in Lansing/Munster all my life. Trust me, I've seen all there is to see in Munster and it's nothing special. High priced/overrated homes, old/outdated retail stores, and OH YEA, good schools I forgot.

If you want to see upper class homes, go to Briar Ridge (DYER, SCHERERVILLE). That's upper class, not White Oak buddy.

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Old 02-18-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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I think Munster is overrated as well, but it's inaccurate to say that the Southern section of Munster (White Oak Estates, Meadows of Saint George, parts of Cobblestone and the new Park West) are not upper class. The houses are very expensive and many rival or surpass those in Briar Ridge. I'd say BR is still clearly the nicer place to live, but those parts of Munster are upper class. I don't imagine too many middle class folks moving into those homes.
Munster is weak in terms of retail and dining options vs. S'ville/Dyer/SJ
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Hey Wild West...I've been in Lansing/Munster all my life. Trust me, I've seen all there is to see in Munster and it's nothing special. High priced/overrated homes, old/outdated retail stores, and OH YEA, good schools I forgot.

If you want to see upper class homes, go to Briar Ridge (DYER, SCHERERVILLE). That's upper class, not White Oak buddy.

OPSMAN
Guess we got a difference of opinion buddy.
As mentioned, some parts are indeed upper class
Sure, it might be somewhat overpriced and retail is weak (who wants big box stores anyway), but I still say Munster is a very good environment to live in and a great bedroom community with the easiest access to I-80/94-metro area
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Munster does indeed have one unique feature you will not find in either Dyer or Schererville...a landfill!!!

Makes it kinda special huh?

A few nice pockets of upscale homes do not make Munster any less over rated. As others have mentioned Schereville and Dyer have some nice homes. Crown point has some nice homes AND a charming square. St John has some very nice neighborhoods as well.

Aside from the landfill what sets Munster apart?

I am really curious about this so PLEASE fill me in?

Explain to me what Munster has to offer that the others do not.

It is closer to the expressway but also closer to some rapidly declining areas.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:20 AM
 
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Munster does indeed have one unique feature you will not find in either Dyer or Schererville...a landfill!!!

Makes it kinda special huh?

A few nice pockets of upscale homes do not make Munster any less over rated. As others have mentioned Schereville and Dyer have some nice homes. Crown point has some nice homes AND a charming square. St John has some very nice neighborhoods as well.

Aside from the landfill what sets Munster apart?

I am really curious about this so PLEASE fill me in?

Explain to me what Munster has to offer that the others do not.

It is closer to the expressway but also closer to some rapidly declining areas.
I'm with ya 100% SoHoVe! Take a drive down Calumet Ave. in the summer time and tell me those people in the adjacent "upper class" neighborhoods enjoy the STENCH coming from the landfill. They've been saying it's going to be a golf course for about 8 years now...yea right.

The Munster faithful always come back to the same reason that their town is superior....the schools. And I could understand their argument if the other schools (Crown Point and Lake Central) were subpar, but they're not. They are all very good school systems, they're just not recognized as much as Munster. There's also a lot of history there that the other schools don't have yet. I think it's safe to say, in a matter of a few years, you'll start to see Lake Central and Crown Point outpace Munster in school reputation.

Good post by the way SoHoVe....well said.

OPSMAN
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't understand this. Gary is not close enough to Munster to have any impact on everyday life, or any impact whatsoever.
+1

I grew up in Griffith and it was close enough to feel Gary's influence back then...it is even worse now of course...Munster is far enough away...for now...
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Munster does indeed have one unique feature you will not find in either Dyer or Schererville...a landfill!!!

Makes it kinda special huh?

A few nice pockets of upscale homes do not make Munster any less over rated. As others have mentioned Schereville and Dyer have some nice homes. Crown point has some nice homes AND a charming square. St John has some very nice neighborhoods as well.

Aside from the landfill what sets Munster apart?

I am really curious about this so PLEASE fill me in?

Explain to me what Munster has to offer that the others do not.

It is closer to the expressway but also closer to some rapidly declining areas.
Munster has really nice neighborhoods and is closer to the IL border for those Sunday beer runs!
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:31 PM
 
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I love it. I do most of my shopping at Strack and Van Til (on Ridge Rd.) and Target (on Calumet Ave). I like driving down Ridge Road east of Calumet and looking at the beautiful homes (on the south side of the street). I frequently take advantage of the cheap gas (well cheaper than on my side of the border). I don't know if I would move there, though. My heart belongs to the city, so if we ever make a move, I hope it would be back to Chicago.
I was born in Lansing and left there in 1984 a year after graduation from South.. I remember Strack and Van Til.. I cant belive its still there.. I live in Louisiana now and havnt been home since 1993 for my 10 yr reunion.. So many memories.. I remember when pop (been down south for so long we call it soda.. havnt called it pop in over 20 years..lol) came in the 8 pack glass returnable bottles and you returned the bottles in the carrier and got 85cents back 10 cent a bottle and 5 cents for the carton.. I remember it was Diet Rite Cola or Pepsi.. never ever any Coke in the house ever..lol
The janitor from my elementary school Lester Crawl worked there as a carry out for years.. Mr. Andy. He never hestisated to give me and my mom the biggest smile and hug when we came into the store.. He was the sweetest man..
I'm going down memory lane now.. and the tears are swelling up fast.. lol
If anyone else remembers these things and cares to chat.. plz dont hestitate to send me a email.. I'd be more then happy to chat with someone from back home.. !
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