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Neighborhood Around 6700 S Merrill

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to solicit comments/responses regarding the area around the 6700 block of South Merrill. I ask because I'm looking into purchasing a condo unit in one of the newer construction buildings on the block, however, I'm not too familiar with the area other than the golf course (which I frequent during the summer).

I've driven, taken the bus through, and simply walked through this area over the past couple of weeks,...

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Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to solicit comments/responses regarding the area around the 6700 block of South Merrill. I ask because I'm looking into purchasing a condo unit in one of the newer construction buildings on the block, however, I'm not too familiar with the area other than the golf course (which I frequent during the summer).

I've driven, taken the bus through, and simply walked through this area over the past couple of weeks, and haven't had any issues with people, nor violence. However, this has been when the weather is rather cold, and people would most likely be indoors. So I wanted to reach out to people who live near this area to get a better idea of living in this area everyday.

Couple things that I hope could be covered:

- Parking: will this be a problem for guests? I will have a garage space to park my car
- Neighbors (friendly?)
- Safely (I'm a runner, so I'd like to know what its like walking around at night)

Any and all comments (good or bad) will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

  • Robert Brown local artist

    Moved here from Wisconsin back in 1994 and to South Shore in 1996. Have now purchased my second home in the area and enjoy living here very much. I'm right on 71st Street so I see a lot of foot traffic of young people especially in warm weather though it...

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    Moved here from Wisconsin back in 1994 and to South Shore in 1996. Have now purchased my second home in the area and enjoy living here very much. I'm right on 71st Street so I see a lot of foot traffic of young people especially in warm weather though it has picked up dramatically this winter. There is a clear divide between those who are middle class and those who are not which does create some limited tension. I have a garage space so I am not impacted by parking concerns and visitors have been able to find parking near my home on redeveloped 71st Street. This is the city so one needs to be smart when coming and going though I have never had a problem thus far with crime. Enjoy living here and while the neighborhood is in transition, it is clear that our ward will continue to gentrify because of the location.

  • I am interested in learning more about the neighborhood organizations. I really appreciate this conversation and may look at a few houses in the area. Can anyone recommend which neighborhood organizations to get involved in?

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Good morning EB neighbors

Wonderful wednesday up & Adam let's get ready to enjoy this day what ever it is. Dress warm be 😁 & safe 😘

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Let's talk about issues that matter to you

On CAN TV's Political Forum you're the co-host! Call in with your questions for Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th Ward) LIVE Wednesday, January 28th at 7pm on CAN TV21 and http://www.cantv.org/hotline.

You can also ask a question as by commenting on this post, but calling in is your best bet to be heard!

See more Political Forum at http://cantv.org/watch-now/category/political-forum/.

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Good morning EB neighbors

Lovely Tuesday again & I hope everyone enjoys it. Dress warm, don't forget to be happy & always be safe😘

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Experienced Handyman needed for Condo Repairs

Hello Neighbors,

I am beginning the search for a new handyman that could assist with a variety of tasks around the house, from floors, to paint, to drywall, and all things in between. Specifically, I'm looking for an experienced, preferably referred, handyman/contractor who is diligent and knowledgeable about condos and have done great work. If the work is great, I could recommend the individual to the association as we are also in search for a new building maintenance person.

Price is obviously a concern for everyone, so someone who's reasonable in rates would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks all, God Bless..

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Looks like you found the perfect position for me. 2 questions. 1 where are you located. 2 how many units. Please call. 312-890-7558

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Good morning EB neighbors

mmm it's Monday again, oh well got to keep moving. Have a wonderful day bundle up, be 😀 & safe😘

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Happy Friday EB neighbors !!!

Yep Yep its here & I am loving it, everyone have a wonderful & happy weekend stay warm & be very safe 😘

  • Enjoy your weekend.

  • Claudette 17yrs Security Officer

    You have a great weekend

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Yes enjoy your weekend and all you Saints, praise GOD from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below, praise Him above ye heavenly host, praise Father Son and Holy Ghost. Happy LORD's day to all.

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Buy Groceries and Talk Politics

Let's Grocery Shop and Talk Politics all in one place. This coming Saturday (tomorrow) at The Quarry 75 Event Center 2423 E. 75th, the South Shore Good Food Farmer's Market will be open for business, and a 7th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum will be taking place.
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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    PROPOSED INSTALLATION OF BASEMENT MECHANICAL DUCTS AND NEW FURNACE FOR EXISTING 2 DWELLING UNIT, 2 STORY PLUS BASEMENT BRICK BUILDING. SIMILAR TO PREVIOUS PERMIT 100539804 WHICH WORK WAS NOT COMPLETED.

    7323 S. Yates Blvd. Issued January 21, 2015 Comment

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2015 All New Exchange Ideas 2.0

The Planning Coalition, Exchange Ideas initiative, is a monthly community forum held at Chef Sara’s Café, 7201 S. Exchange 1 pm every 3rd Saturday of the month is back in February and we are so excited to have two new host, Ameshia Cross and Chasda Martin http://eepurl.com/bbVf-n

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Come out and Interview the Candidates of the 7th Wards Individually

Strong local leadership on the Southeast Side of Chicago will be crucial the next four years. Come out and meet the candidates individually, with an organization you can trust. Get to know each one of them better one-by-one, ask the tough questions without distractions among the candidates such as the usual ugly debates, hostile exchange, etc. Just the community and the candidate in the room. Are you looking for the best speaker or the best Alderman? Our format will give you that. http://eepurl.com/bb7Unf

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Open Letter to our Partners, Friends, and Community

As we enter 2015, I thought I’d take a few moments to share with you some of The Planning Coalition’s proudest accomplishments as well as our plans for the coming year. http://eepurl.com/bbXVov

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Good morning EB neighbors

Wonderful Thursday rise & shine, car looks happy now that it is cleaned 🚗. Everyone enjoy your day be warm, happy & safe.😘

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moving into area

i am thinking about moving into the 8200 e crandon block. can anyone tell me what the area is like---crime, grocery stores, shopping areas, etc. thank you.

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Good morning EB neighbors

Time to get ready for work, be sure to stay happy today, dress warm & of course be safe😘

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Good morning EB neighbors

Lovely Tuesday : tried to get a car wash Saturday & Monday I saw that line & went back home, guess I will try today if it doesn't snow. Have a wonderful day, be warm, happy & safe😘

Jan 20

Eight Charged In Dog Fighting Ring On South Side

Charles Ray, 28, of the 2600 block of East 74th Place;

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About 7:30 p.m., police received a complaint of dog fighting in the 6600 block of South Winchester. Responding officers found four pit bulls “with wounds consistent with dog fighting” and a dog fighting ring inside a residence, police said.

Taylon Hughes, 24, of the 7800 block of South Kingston;

Jan 20

Eight Charged With Dog Fighting on South Side

— Charles Ray, 28, of the 2600 Block of E. 74th Place in Chicago, Illinois;

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Police said they were called to the 6600 block of Winchester on Chicago's South Side around 7:30 p.m. after receiving a complaint of dog fighting at the home.

— Taylon Hughes, 24, of the 7800 Block of S. Kingston in Chicago, Illinois;

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Good morning EB neighbors

Wonderful Monday rise & shine, enjoy your day dress warm be very happy & stay safe 😘

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7th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Debate

Meet the candidates for alderman in the 7th ward: http://ow.ly/HrYAC

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    They are all democrats. No thanks.

  • Happy making better choices

    thanks for posting

  • Gigi Calumet Heights

    I really wish that Calumet Heights was not in the same ward with South Shore and Jeffrey Manor. We don't share a lot of same the issues that those areas have and because of that, we get very little attention. I went to the appointed alderman about an issue that was going on in Calumet Heights and her answer was "I thought it was nice around there" and I got no action from her.

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