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What are the recommended residential neighborhoods in downtown Chicago?

I am planning on moving to Chicago at the end of July. What would be the recommended residential neighborhoods in the downtown. I would be in a consulting job and would be traveling most of the time and my wife would be at home. Therefore, security is a prime consideration. Thanks

Asked By: Ashutosh - 3/1/2009
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Best spots would be Pilsen , Little Village , North Lawndale , Back of the Yards , Brighton Park , Humbolt Park .The miss' will love it in all of these areas. Just give me a shout when you move here , I'll entertain your wife while you are at work. All the best
Answered By: Joe - 3/2/2009
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Sounds like you would like Lincoln Park (near north). Or, if you want downtown (i.e. Gold Coast, by Michigan Ave.), there are plenty of condo buildings around there that would provide security (doorman, etc.)
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Answered By: panipuri123 - 3/1/2009
 
Look in the neighborhoods north and northwest of downtown. There are pros and cons to each. If you'll be traveling a lot (potentially flying out of O'Hare), you might want to live closer to the Kennedy expressway where you'd have better access to the highway and also the Blue line of the CTA which will take you to O'... More
Answered By: ISUartgirl2001 - 3/1/2009
 
There are no residential neighborhoods in downtown Chicago, only residential towers in the middle of mostly a restaurant, shopping, entertainment & shopping district. For downtown I would look at a condo in Streeterville or the Goldcoast... More
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Answered By: J.Slope - 3/1/2009
 
the north side is the safest overall, and is not that far from the actually city.... melrose park, franklin park.. all are not bad neighborhoods
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Answered By: ChiCubs09 - 3/1/2009
 
Good Neighborhoods: Gold Coast Old Town Lincoln Park Wicker Park Andersonville Jefferson Park Logan Square Roscoe Village
Answered By: Jamie O - 3/3/2009
 
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