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Added Jan 09 2018

Redfin just released it's annual list of "Have it all" neighborhoods and Dunning was #1 in the country! 80 different U.S. markets were analyzed in the study and our own 60634 topped the list. Rankings are based upon home price, schools, walkability, safety and commute times.

Now, more than ever, we need a new high school at the Read Dunning site. Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser are anchoring this part of the NW Side and are a large part of Dunning making this list. Give these parents a reason to stay in Dunning, give them a new modern high school, it's long overdue. The land at Irving and Oak Park is plentiful and has been sitting idle for decades. This should be an easy decision.

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  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    Commute was referring to availability of public transportation, buses, trains etc. The category rates an area's Transit Score.

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  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    Pretty simple, Chicago has excellent public transportation. The number 1 ranking was based upon 5 categories, not just the walkability/transit (see initial post). Are parts of New York more walkable than Dunning? Of course, but you're paying $4600 a month for a tiny 2 bedroom apartment. That is why Dunning wins.
    What's happening in Portage Park is going to carry over into other parts of Dunning and Jeff Park. Crain's Chicago Business article also mentioned a salient point in that people being priced out of more expensive areas of the NW Side (Norwood, Oriole and Edison) were checking out areas like Schorsch Village. I posed that question a few months back and everyone laughed. Now it's true.

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  • Cool, always liked Dunning.

  • PortageRules Love Portage Park!

    Thomas R...what exactly is happening in portage park that will carry over?

  • Chicago John North Center neighbor since 1989

    My mother's house is at mobile and berteau I'm at Campbell and irving park
    I'm moving as soon as I can
    North center is now a drag

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Lincoln Square - #15 : )

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  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    What is happening in Portage Park is that Lakeview is moving in. People fed up with prices further east in the city are heading west and finding housing for way less. Millennials that now have families and want to bust into the housing market, don't want to pay Lakeview prices. In Portage Park you can own a house that actually has a back yard and garage. Your friends can visit you now because there is parking out front. There isn't quite as much nightlife, but after 10 years of partying in Wriglyville the liver could use a break anyway. To their credit, people aren't shying away from neighborhoods like Portage Park just because some people say they are going bad.

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  • Belmont Gardens #18 :)

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  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    I wouldn't trust Redfin for accuracy .

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    @Paul. They seem to have a better handle on technology than any other real estate company. It's their Ace card really. I rely on their property search site for some RE investment purposes because it contains almost as much useful info as the MLS.

  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    I was surprised by the Wrigleyville and Andersonville median prices, they seemed low. Anyone who lives on the North Side knows those areas are more expensive. Those areas are saturated with condos. It depends on how they get their samplings for the median home prices. My experience with Redfin is that their home estimator is usually higher than Zillow or Realtor.com. Keep in mind that the median prices include homes that flippers buy which are of course lower than other sold, turn-key properties.

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