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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    D+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Population
50,768

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,117
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,401
    283
  • Murder
    45
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    849
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,071
    500
  • Theft
    2,313
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    571
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,982
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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South Shore is a diverse neighborhood in my opinion. There are all kinds of people here. I would like to see a grocery store here though. Ever since Dominick’s left, the commute time to get groceries has been longer. The vacant space left by Dominick’s was partially replaced by a fitness center. Crime isn’t bad but I don’t recommend you leave your doors unlocked at all!
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South Shore was at one time a vibrant active neighborhood with every convenience-large and small neighborhood grocers, eat-in restaurants, retail shops, banks, and movie theaters. This lakefront neighborhood is still beautiful with some of the best examples of Chicago architecture that any neighborhood could offer. The apartments here are classic and spacious, and the homes range anywhere from the classic Chicago bungalow to greystones, and American four squares, all the way to ornate Queen Anne's listed as Chicago Landmarks. Current residents are already witnessing a resurgence, Obama Library or not. Young families and professionals are showing a greater interest in the area and are returning. What we need now is a grocer and more vigilant law enforcement. The rest will follow...
There are some rough blocks in this neighborhood, but all crime in the area is isolated. Beautiful homes, blocks from the lake and friendly neighbors. This is a predominately Black neighborhood but t is becoming gentrified. My only major complaint is the lack of grocery stores.