Things can change drastically in a few blocks in Rogers Park. Having lived in 3 different areas in Rogers Park, the best advice I can give you is to go walk around the property you are considering. Walk around different times of the day / evening--- talk to the neighbors. I love the area of Rogers Park that I bought. But 4 blocks away two rival gangs are fighting over turf. I don't believe they would bother me because Im an older white female who clearly has not business in their shenanigans. However, I would be concerned about my son when he gets to be a teen- having much different features than I. 10 blocks the other way you have another group of folks loitering, and I feel very uncomfortable and will not walk through there.... Its clear I do not belong there. That area scares me.
Devon, I'm obviously a minority, but feel very safe. Same feel near the Hasidic areas.
My point in all this being - there are many areas in Rogers Park that certain groups have formed, weather they be of a certain ethnicity, a certain religious group, gay, etc.... Every few blocks can change. You need to get out - walk around. See what your comfort level is. See if you may be mistaken or targeted based on who you are, and what you look like. Have your wife / kids/ family walk around the area with you. Consider the input of the women in your family- We are often the targets of assaults and crime. Take their input seriously.... more
Orlando, I agree with you, the brown house shown in the photo is not 3705 N Spaulding Ave. I know this because I have lived at 3705 for over 16 years and I assure you this house is not on Troy St. In small print below the photo of the brown house its given address is 3285 W. Waveland Ave. This info was probably supplied by Google Maps and deduced because Spaulding is 3300W and it is an odd number because it is on the north side of the street. This house is located at the northeast corner of Spaulding and Waveland. Within Trulia, a search of 3285 W Waveland will turn up no results. If you search 3701 N Spaulding you will find the rental listing for this house, but it is not accurate. Here is the accurate Zillow link:
Early spring and late summer/early fall are the best times to rent in and around the Loop. As semesters start at local colleges demand increases and it becomes harder to find a place. It depends on the neighborhood/property but the South loop and West Loop both see a significant increase in demand.... more
I live in sauk village I love the neighborhood but people buy these houses then rent them out, but they never come and check on the people they rent to as long as they pay their rent on time.If you rent you need to come and check on your investment.... more
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods. http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/