I understand the fair housing process..... And at the same time, I think it is just very hypocritical... Like you say, I can get the info from a lot of different sources, other than you, who are the ones who are supposed to know the city the best... besides the people who live in the neighborhood, of course. But laws being as they are, I totally understand the fact that you cannot provide me with any detail. I will therefore make my own researches!
Thank you for your help!
As REALTORS® we can not assist you in answering this question per the ethical guidelines of our practice. I would highly recommend contacting your local police department. They can provide you with types of calls to the area and the frequency. This is a good rule of thumb as a starting point. Safety and comfort levels are personal based on one's experiences.
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.
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In this economy we are living in today , pre- hyper inflation,unemployment, unrated violent video games, violent HOLLYWOOD Movies, violent TV shows, YOUTUBE fights , lack of parenting education, divorces and facism( hate). Crime can happen anywhere and I mean anywhere. License Real estate agents are PROHIBITED from answering this question, but guess what? I have this awesome website that you just enter a zipcode and you may compare and see crime activity.
My advice cime should not steer you from purchasing you dream home, like I mentioned on my first paragraph it can happen anywhere , prevent ( see crime prevention) and to protect your self from predators.
P.s. Here is the website http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime/
Be safe, best regards
Since everyone assumed that you were referring to crime, I'm going to do what I do best and offer several details about the characteristics of the area that will allow you to make your own decision; I believe, shedding light on what you may be looking for.
I've been in Chicago almost my entire life and I know the south side like the back of my hand. 57th and Everett is Hyde Park, and in my opinion one of the more likeable areas of the city for several reasons . . . when people ask me questions about neighborhood, I first take my 'professional' cap off and offer people my honest opinion, because I also live here. The trouble in offering details is usually centered around making direct comments. Telling the truth about events has never been illegal.
This is a very densely populated area, complete with mostly multi unit apartment buildings and high rises. It's close to the Lake and Lake Shore Drive, which is a quick ride to several expressways, including I-55, I-290 and I-94, so for the sake of transportation, it's awesome.
53rd and 55th streets are bubbling with all SORTS of restaurants, boutiques, shops, retail outlets, you name it. Just about every name brand bank is located on one of these strips, your favorite restaurants, health food stores, consignment shops, cafes, smoke shops, coffee shops, dentists, liquor stores/specialty wine shops, laundromats . . . the list goes on. This shopping district caters to the neighborhood that is surrounded by a plethora of buildings from the University of Chicago U of C Hospital, which in-turn feeds the population of the neighborhood . . . teachers, students, doctors and employees of these institutions.
Some of your assessments in the buildings surrounding this area are typically $200 - $300 + , which from a common sense point, tells me that the residents of this area can afford their assessments, in addition to their monthly mortgages and other housing expenses. At any given time, you will see people walking their dogs or jogging.
Hope this helps Karla, good luck with your search and settle.... more
Here is the ordinance that was passed unanimously by the City Council in Chicago:
The specifics are set out in the ordinance. Hope this helps!
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The neighborhood is great. Check out www.5541cullom.com
Also, consult with the local municipality for crime statistics
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A nice area to buy/live should be dictated by your personal preferences, financials, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc.; therefore if unfamiliar with the area, take the time and visit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors, look at anything that is important to you, etc., then make your determination as to where your comfort level can best be reached....... more
Bradley, Hyde Park is a very socioeconomically diverse area. Some parts are pretty skecthy and even the nicer blocks are only a stone's throw from the not so nice ones. The best/safest is to be as close to the university as possible, do not get a unit on the garden or first floor (easier access for break-ins), always ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings, i.e. don't run/walk with your ipod on.... more
Here is a quick tip for everyone;
If you are interested in the crime rate of your "search", go to the city's website, click on the Chicago Police Department section, then, after clicking on the proper sections, (if you have half a brain, you won't have a problem figuring it out, just read the options) then you can enter the address you are interested in, and view all the crime history on the location. I believe it goes as far as 1year, but don't quote me.
Now, as a citizen of this fine windy place, I can also tell you that, if you are sincerely interested in a certain location, but are hesitant due to crime/people/traffic/what-not, I would suggest to go and visit it at different times of the day & night. Concentrating on weekends as well as during the week. 1am-5am would benefit you the most, which is really the prime crime time in most areas. Although, be careful (ha-ha!)
Another suggestion, you can go to the listed area, find out when the local Postal Carrier is delivering, and go there at that time, and-VOILA!.....greet, introduce, state your interest, then kindly ask for their time & opinion. They know very well, considering they walk the block/area on a daily basis.
Your welcome :)
Furthermore, to answer your question, I, myself, as a lifelong resident of Pilsen, I would definitely not recommend that specific/particular area. Personally, I am looking to move OUT.... more
Take a look at the Trulia Crime Map: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Chicago-Illinois/crime/
You can see exactly what kinds of crimes are happening where!
Let us know if you have additional questions, happy to be a resource for you.
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Trulia's Crime Maps track what is happening hourly. In the right hand corner, click on the option "by day" to track what has happened in your area in the last month.
Recently, it looks like East Washington Street And North State Street have been experiencing the most theft. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!
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At the bottom of every listing there's a section called 'Location Information' where you can find our Crime Map. This Crime Map will show you all reported police activity in the area. In addition you'll find information on the local schools and amenities.
Hope that helps,
Trulia has a Crime Maps feature which can help you determine the crime levels of neighborhoods.
To find the Crime Maps feature in the Bellwood, follow this link:
If I can help with anything else, just let me know!
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Yes, it is safe there. I used to live a block away on either side of Giles Avenue (5 years on Calumet Avenue and 10 years on Prairie Avenue). Giles is extremely safe in general, but as well with two police stations within a short distance away. A criminal would be a fool to bother anyone around here!... more