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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    D+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
South Chicago is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 27,601. South Chicago is in Cook County. Living in South Chicago offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Chicago there are a lot of parks. Many families live in South Chicago and residents tend to be liberal.
About South Chicago...
Population
27,601

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,821
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,716
    283
  • Murder
    57
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    747
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,039
    500
  • Theft
    2,146
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    530
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,070
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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South Chicago is diamond in the rough in terms of location. It's a SouthEast side neighborhood that's steps from Lake Michigan and a number of its beaches. Transportation options are abundant with Metra train and CTA bus systems that take you into downtown Chicago pretty quickly. For drivers, it's also conveniently located near the popular Lake Shore Drive; equivalent to PCH highway in L.A. Sadly, the area has been known for its criminal element and is undergoing gentrification as we speak. A change for the better in terms of community outreach and activism has begun....hopefully it's not too late.
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South Chicago is very close to the lake, but the residents have no maritime activities. The neighborhood is rich with history and culture. The shopping is OK, but you can find anything you need in a decent distance. Indiana is less then 10 minutes away, so enjoying the bordering state is a bonus. The area can be so much more with the right kind of investments that include the local community.
My experience in south Chicago have been a mixture of good and bad. what makes it bad is the crime and what makes it go is the people from there that is technically your friends but so turn into your family. You take a special connected of each of the Chicago 77 neighborhoods. what people take from this is the artwork here. There are many type of wall art and sculptures around the south Chicago neighborhood which brings the south Chicago to life. The only things I was change is the crime here because crime don't happens that much here but once in a while it happens around which people barely hear about it sometime.