Austin is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 87,316. Austin is in Cook County. Living in Austin offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Austin there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Austin and residents tend to be liberal.
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My neighborhood is dangerous, it is underserved and undervalued by Chicago’s politicians and infrastructure developments. Banks seize properties and leave them without management causing them to become dilapidated, and people from all over Chicago come and do fly by dumping in the neighborhood. Although community organizations like Austin Coming Together and the West Side Health Authority’s Good Neighbor program does activism to improve the community, it is hard to combat the systematic and institutional limitations placed on the community and the people that inhabit it. Neighborhoods shouldn’t have to be gentrified for them to be better.
Unfortunately, the neighborhood of Austin isn't as beautiful as other parts of the city of Chicago. There's violence and poverty everywhere throughout the neighborhood. Also the schools in the neighborhood aren't resourced very well, as they don't have updated books so the schools are struggling.
Lived here since 2008 and have seen the gradual decrease in safety and cleanliness. The nearby schools have either shut down or decreased in quality. Predominantly an African American neighborhood and with an increase in Latin American people.