Recently moved from that very intersection. Not all bad, but must be ready for some drug dealing and shooting, especially in summer months. Corner store had a shooting homicide there a year ago, and another I almost walked into a car at same corner shot up with mother and daughter sitting inside. I believe Rogers Ave demarcates the Gangster Disciple and Latin Kings territory, or something.
On the other hand, just opened Green Gate weed dispensary if you're into that.
Real estate-rental and buyer-prices have spiked a lot for no discernible reason than (some) people will pay. Some buildings do have large apartment but not all.
dianaLife is short. Death is long. Act accordingly.
We just sold our condo on Damen between Fargo/Jarvis and the area is fine. I walk my dog at all hours and don't feel unsafe. But I will say, there are a LOT of renters and some don't seem to care for their 'hood, no pride of ownership leads to lots of garbage.
I hope you have parking, because it's brutal finding a spot on the street around here!
if you’ve lived in the city for 27 years, then you should know that a block or two away in any direction can be a difference like night and day, particularly on the north side. You should also know to do your homework. Visit that neighborhood over a couple weeks at various times of the day and night to get a feel for what is normal and whether or not you want to deal with it.
I lived at Fargo & Damen many years ago and the ‘hood was AWFUL back then. There was a lot of dealing, prostitution, shooting, and litter. I’ve heard that there have been big improvements over there, but I believe you will still need a pretty high tolerance for ghetto street drama.
Of note is that the other comments are from people who just moved away from there. Good luck.
I walked a dog in that neighborhood for a couple of months. Some blocks are nice, others not so much. I did notice a lot of dog waste and garbage around the area. In general, its nice during the day but I have no idea what its like at night. Parking is difficult.