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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Bridgeport is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 31,941. Bridgeport is in Cook County. Living in Bridgeport offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bridgeport there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bridgeport and residents tend to be liberal.
About Bridgeport...
Population
31,941

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$304,054
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$980
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    350.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    200.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    324.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,128.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    165
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,637
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Bridgeport feels like a very safe place, there are many popular stereotypical restaurants you will see there and they are all recommended! I have lived in Bridgeport for most of my life and attended my elementary years there and the environments are accepting to say at the most, I really love this neighborhood.
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Percs are parks, low density mix of single owner homes and 3-6 flats.A stable neighborhood. Street cleaning and other services are above average for most Chicago neighborhoods I have lived in. Between businesses along Halsted St and a large strip mall to the west you can shop for everything you need without leaving Bridgeport. Including a large resale shop.We have a cool art and performance space always doing so something great.
Top Bridgeport demographic is Chinese. They are really good neighbors and theIr children are upstanding.

CONS : Choose your block and area wisely. There are lots of City employees that are BAD neighbors.They are protected by the alderman and police and complaints go unanswered. They bully neighbors.
Avoid 3200-3400 Block of Lituanica. Look at the AirBnB map. There are 20+ rentals within 3 blocks that have attracted bad people. Shootings, loud late partying, hennessy bottles smashed on the street. AirBnb has ruined this area.
Good Luck.
I’ve lived in Bridgeport on and off my whole life. It’s really one of the last great classic Chicago neighborhoods close to the Loop. It’s diverse, affordable, relatively safe, and has interesting architecture. There is ample green space (check out the Quarry or Armour Square Park) and neighbors talk to you here. It used to be that Bridgeport was primarily working class and less diverse; however, the influx of hipsters, artists, college students, and yuppies — as well as the expansion of Chinatown — has really made Bridgeport an eclectic place to live. I, for one, welcome the change and look forward to seeing what type of neighborhood is cultivated from these new interactions.

One last word: Bridgeport is South of Madison, which I’ve always thought a good thing. However, being that the South Side has always had a grittier connotation I do feel like the neighborhood attracts newcomers who are a bit edgier. Once again, I appreciate this fact.