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Old 08-02-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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Looking to move , thinking about East Chicago. What can you tell me about East Chicago, good? bad? I have a small child and I am a white female. I noticed there are not a lot of whites there. safe?
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Oregon, OH
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Not safe at all, except maybe in comparison to Gary.

If I were a white female with a small child, I don't know if I would live in EC with free rent.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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There are better communities in which to live in NWI.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Around Chicago
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Looking to move , thinking about East Chicago. What can you tell me about East Chicago, good? bad? I have a small child and I am a white female. I noticed there are not a lot of whites there. safe?
Your race is immaterial. I wouldn't advise anyone of any age, race, or sex to move there if you're looking for a good quality of life.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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Looking to move , thinking about East Chicago. What can you tell me about East Chicago, good? bad? I have a small child and I am a white female. I noticed there are not a lot of whites there. safe?
EC is a very dangerous area. That is a gang infested area.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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Although there are certainly a lot of changes taking place in East Chicago aimed at improving the city, I would recommend you look into some of the neighboring communities with better school systems and quality of life for you and your child. Depending on your price and location preferences, I would recommend you look into other northern communities in Lake County such as Highland, Griffith, Munster, or parts of Hammond. You might even look into southern suburbs of Chicago such as Lansing, Illinois - I don't know much about the area so I would ask around but those would be my recommendations.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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yeah, EC = scary
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: spring hill, florida
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don't move there. white female with a child. you'd stick out like a target to get robbed.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I would look into some parts of Hammond, Munster, Highland, Portage but definitely not East Chicago.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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Your race is immaterial. I wouldn't advise anyone of any age, race, or sex to move there if you're looking for a good quality of life.
It might not be to the gangs.
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