If you ask 100 people, you will get 100 opinions based on each person's perception of what "good" is. Your hopes, dreams and expectations are unique and should be addressed. In addition to the references from other answers, I suggest you drive thru the area day and/or night to form your impression of the area. Having worked there in the business field for some years, I can say it is bolstered by a resilient industrial area, an Army Reserve base, forest preserves and even some new shopping areas... much needed in the area. Some of my favorite privately owned, restaurants are within minutes of there! Its location by the expressway and access to downtown is terrific and cannot be overlooked.
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