In any case, Bridgeport to me is a neighborhood with passionate people who love their neighborhood. Many who have moved out to the suburbs, I can tell you regret leaving due to the escalating cost of real estate in the area. Should you decide to contact me, as a NATIVE CHICAGOAN, I can help you with a rental in the area or any where else in Chicago for that matter.
Also, visit with neighbors in the area. You may want to drive around the area at different times of the day. Always trust your gut instinct. In today's world it is best to be aware of one's surroundings at all times.
Hope these ideas help!