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North Side vs. South Side

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Looking at this forum everyday as well as skyscraperpage I never seem to see much about the south side of chicago. All the photo tours are of the north side. I walked from the museum of science and industy to downtown last summer and it dident seem that bad. It was clean, there were nice parks along the lake front and many tree lined streets. It also seems that the south side gets alot of bad press as well, just turn on WGN for the nightly news. Its eaither a shooting or an apartment fire. Tell me these things don't happan on the north side as well. I am requesting an indepth tour of the south side, I hear there is much new construction in the area, will it ever be high rises along the souther lake front? How about the proposed grey line, is that going to happan in the near future, it seems like the best proposal out there. After high school I plan to move to Chicago and I want the views of people who live their. I don't want to live in a really expensive area eaither. Thier just has to be a couple of things in the area. Transit, a park and a basketball court. I have been to both areas and I would have to say that the north side is more viabrant but what do you think the south side will be like in 10 years? So chicago people tell me what you think. North Side or South Side??
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I like the south side, but my experience is really limited to Bridgeport, Woodlawn, Hyde Park/Kenwood, and as a student I've only really lived in Hyde Park.

I'd just have to say that a lot of the south side is not nearly as bad as you may think. The 55/Red Line trip is more anti-hype than anything else (of course, if you're standing at the stop, waiting for the 55, fanning yourself with a stack of benjamins, you may have some trouble).

My main problem is that the areas i discuss tend to be residential deserts. They're nice, quiet, but I don't particularly want nice and quiet out of a neighborhood. Living east of the Metra tracks would be a bit different, since stuff along Cornell and east is a lot more active.

EDIT: I would prefer to live in a nearer-to-Loop location, but apartments and homes along Cornell, as I said, I wouldn't mind living in at all. Close amenities, easy transportation, just the minor inconvenience of living in the same neighborhood as my college days :).
I've been meaning to get a hold of a camera so I can take pics when I go on a romp through the southside.

Careful, though, some places are dirt cheap for a reason. I would wait before going to someplace like Canaryville. Others are just dirt cheap because everyone wants to live in Lincoln Park.
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