I live in Lincoln Park. It's a family community and I have had no problem with crime for the year that I've lived here. It is also very quiet at night, much better than the downtown area. The only problem that I've had is some jerk who kept shooting off fireworks at 1 in the morning for THREE nights in a row. But hell, I got that in the suburbs as well.... more
Everyone has a different opinion as to what is "safe" so as Realtors we really can't comment since it can be considered steering. I always advise people to actually visit the area and go to a public place like a restaurant and see what you think for yourself. Chicago is an enormous city, so there is a great diversity in housing choices and people. Personally, that's what I love about living and working here.... more
It's a great market out there! Inventory is low and prices are up!! Let me know if you are thinking about selling, it is also the BEST time of year to list your home!!! I could come over and do a Free Market Analysis for you, just listed one over on Maurice-not far from you!!! Hope to hear from you!! Lisa:) 618-920-3423... more
As many have stated, Brokers can not advise as to whether an area is "safe" or not. In addition to the other resources provided, check out EveryBlock.com. It couldn't hurt to attend the next CAPS meeting.
I'd say its just about completely crime free, I lived there for a year. Tons of kids, two parks, lots of open space away from roads, which except from a few speeders is a residential slow not busy road that any kid who knows to look both ways can handle.... more
I'd avoid it were I you. Lots of gang and drug-selling activity in the Howard/Damen area. It's seedy and dangerous. I never, ever walked after nightfall if at all possible, and since parking in this congested area is terrible, it's necessary at times. And "Crystal's" answer to your question is nonsensical and downright inflammatory. This part of Rogers Park is steadily deteriorating, with respect to crime and related issues. I had my condo burglarized AND vandalized in separate incidents, and my car vandalized twice.
(I am a former resident of this specific neighborhood, not a Realtor.)... more
I live in Dunning. 25 years. Love it here and highly recomment. Quiet, peaceful, low crime rate. Most crime is residential/garage break-in type. We had our first murder in 20 years. It was husband/wife murder suicide.... more
I love Uptown. I live here, I bought here and I feel safe. I am a single woman who lives with two small dogs and a cat...I use the Red Line frequently. I do not feel any less safe than I did when I lived in River north or on Michigan avenue. This is the city and you have to be aware - no matter what neighborhood you are in.... more
The area to the west of Urbana High School is a lovely historical neighborhood that is very safe. There are some college students that live in that area, as well as families. I agree with the previous post to check with the local police station for up to date information.... more