bstreiff, Renter, Las Vegas, NV
I find your post most disturbing and filled with prejudice and stereotyping. Anyone looking for a home in Park Forest or any suburb will find changes, good and bad areas. No neighborhood is perfect, but I have relatives who live in Park Forest and all their neighborhoods are well maintained, quiet and low crime areas---and yes their are African-Americans in the neighborhood. The one downfall with Park Forest and the neighboring suburbs is the taxes. They are selling homes at great prices but gouging you with taxes. People are probably losing their homes due to the taxes. You can purchase a nice home for 75,000 on a short sale, but end up paying more than 1200-1300 a month due to 800.00 or more a month in taxes. Don't blame blacks for closing properties or issues in Park Forest----look at the taxation and the closed business that are driving the suburb down.