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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  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
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
South Chicago is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 31,195. South Chicago is in Cook County. Living in South Chicago offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
31,195

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,390
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$864
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    39%
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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
    1,715.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    56.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    747.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,039.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,146.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    530.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,723
National
$55,322
Families with Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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The southside of Chicago is where I was born and raised and still live to this day. Although it isnt the best environment, I made the best of it. To receive better education I would travel outside of my neighborhood to attend a catholic school. To go play in a safer and cleaner park I would travel to another part of the city. To make Chicago better I would improve the school systems and upgrade the parks. The community in which I reside is underserved. There arent any healthcare resources or any fresh produce grocery stores. Those are things I would change to make my community better. ew
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I love the restaurants and shopping stores on the Southside of Chicago. The Southside of Chicago have the best jerk chicken, tacos and barbecue spots. In addition, on the Southside of Chicago one can Ford City mall and several Target and Walmart stores. Theses shopping centers are very affordable and easy to get to.
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.