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Old 05-28-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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All of gary
Ugh--couldn't agree more. Most sane people should openly avoid Gary--and the rest of Lake County for that matter. Utterly depressing.

The only decent area in NWI is Porter County--because it's far enough away from places like Gary, East Chicago, and Hammond.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Ugh--couldn't agree more. Most sane people should openly avoid Gary--and the rest of Lake County for that matter. Utterly depressing.

The only decent area in NWI is Porter County--because it's far enough away from places like Gary, East Chicago, and Hammond.
Sorry, Colts, but that's very unfair. Crown Point, Dyer, Schererville, Highland, Munster are all very decent communities in Lake County. It's a very different county south of the Borman Expressway.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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Sorry, Colts, but that's very unfair. Crown Point, Dyer, Schererville, Highland, Munster are all very decent communities in Lake County. It's a very different county south of the Borman Expressway.
Alright--I'll give you that. But, there's no denying that Gary and Hammond really bring the quality of that area down.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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The areas to avoid in Gary are as follows:

-Gary
Ditto this. Really
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Alright--I'll give you that. But, there's no denying that Gary and Hammond really bring the quality of that area down.
Gary, as I've advocated somewhere previously, should just be demolished and returned to nature. Perhaps if we grow a forest there it will help offset some of the pollution from the mills. Hammond actually has a few decent areas -- nothing flashy, just solidly working class. Whiting is an interesting enclave.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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If you stay in the Glen Park area, you'll be fine. That is the area south of 15th avenue and on the west side of Broadway. By the way, Gary is in a major housing revitilaztion program. All these people can laugh but Gary in 5-7 years will be a great city and you won't recognize it. Just stay out of the areas from 12th street to downtown.I know first hand, so the information I gave you is accurate. Good Luck!
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Around Chicago
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Whiting is a dump. It's only saving grace is the fact that most of its residents are white. Otherwise, it would be lumped in with other dumps like East Chicago and Gary.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Around Chicago
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Sorry, Colts, but that's very unfair. Crown Point, Dyer, Schererville, Highland, Munster are all very decent communities in Lake County. It's a very different county south of the Borman Expressway.
As well as Griffith, Merrillville, and St. John.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I've heard that Whiting forbade blacks from living there starting in the 1950s and is now mostly rednecks.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Around Chicago
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^^You heard wrong.
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