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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Carmen Rodriguez answered:
If you are still looking for an apartment I may be able to help you. I know Bridgeport (CHICAGO neighborhood) very well - block by block. My family still owns property in great locations East of Halsted in Bridgeport, and I actually grew up in the area as well. Certain parts of Bridgeport truly hold a special place in my heart and I've lived up North, North suburbs, Downtown, and South and this is the one neighborhood (certain parts of it) that feels like a real neighborhood full of history and a feel of yesteryear. The properties are not cookie cutter homes like many you find in newer areas (some suburbs). It has a great example of Chicago architecture throughout from bungalows, greystones, raised ranches to beautiful brick multi-unit buildings, and now even some million dollar mansion like properties (mostly EAST of Halsted).

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.

Best Wishes,
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Fri Jun 7, 2013
Evelyn S. Fred answered:
Go to or check with the local police.

Good luck!
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Mon May 20, 2013
Riccardo Wardlow answered:
rogers park is nice. However. It is Chicago. Just be careful no matter where you are.

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Mon May 20, 2013
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Greetings Dirty Dee,

Contact the local police or fire station - they may be able to assist you.
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Tue Apr 30, 2013
Ivan Sagel answered:

Do a google search for "Chicago Crime Map" to compare areas you are unfamiliar with to areas to know.

Best regards,

Ivan Sagel
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Manuel Brown answered:
Matt and Bill gave you links to good places to look on the worldwide web.
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Teen answered:
See here for stats
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Williams,

Take a look at the crime maps on Trulia:

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
See answers below and use the appropriate websites to get your information. Realtors do not and should not by law providing that kind of area information....
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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Laura answered:
I grew up in west rogers park (west of ridge) between bell and oakley. It has always been quite safe and fairly quiet. I recently moved back by there with my kids, ages 10-16, from the north suburbs and they feel very safe walking around there at all times. I still have friends who live in the area and say the same. You need to be careful in general anyway, that said it can get a bit strange near howard street and near warren park late at night on weekends but again no place is immune. Kids are happy with the move. ... more
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Le Ann Dunne answered:
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.

Hope these ideas help!
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
J answered:
Dont forget crimes stats are controlled by the government

the gov has a vested interest in telling you want they want

actually , go to the area day and night and check it out

find out how much sec8 is in the area


yes, do check the crime states but dont forget what I posted and whatever the stats are KNOW THAT ITS USUAL UNDERREPRESENTED and that DA's plea down cases so when they do show up in the stats violent crimes are pushed down as some other incident
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Rusty Payton answered:

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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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Joe Schiller answered:
safe enough to have students walking around..Chicago cares about kids
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Wed Oct 17, 2012
Lesley Smith answered:
i lived at iowa/oakley for years and it's about a 10-15 minute walk to the metra, i just went straight down western, i never felt unsafe during commuter times. if you were going to be going over there by yourself later in the evening i wouldn't walk over there alone, there are too many dark, quiet places for people to hide ... more
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Sat Oct 6, 2012
Sohail Salahuddin answered:
The neighborhood is great. Check out

Also, consult with the local municipality for crime statistics

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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Joe Schiller answered:
check out the bars and resturants
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Bill J Deligiannis answered:
Trulia is not often the best source of accurate real estate info. Work with a Realtor in order to get accurate data and expert advice.
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Trulia Chicago answered:
Hey Dan-

Take a look at the Trulia Crime Map:

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.

Trulia Team
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Trulia Chicago answered:
Hi Cody-

Take a look at Trulia's Crime Maps:

This should give you a better sense of what types of crimes are happening where, be safe!

Trulia Team
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