Updated May 18
Live in Irving Park and we need a one time cleaning lady for our rental apartment this Sunday, any recommendations?
Updated May 12
Hi neighbors, we have a vine-covered building that we're trying to maintain. We don't want to completely get rid of the vines, but we would like them to stay healthy. Can anyone recommend a service that would help with this? It's a 3 story building and the vines go to the top. At the very least I'd like them to be trimmed away from the windows (they are murder on the screens!) but I'm thinking we'll need professional help.
Does anyone have a parking space for rent near Kedzie and Cullom?
Updated May 02
Two family members are moving to Chicago and I'm scouting out neighborhoods for them to live in. They can't afford much but would like to buy a house. I am thinking about the Belmont & Central area, Hermosa, Mayfair and Albany Park because these neighborhoods are not too expensive (yet). My family members are Caucasian so I'm wondering how they would be received in those 'hoods. Dunning would be affordable and safe but there's poor transportation into the loop so that's out. Any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks.
Updated Apr 27
Hello Albany Park!
We're looking to move to the neighborhood, and have found leads on a couple of places, one of the most promising being around the Lawndale/Leland area. Wondering if the community has any thoughts on how this area is suited to a couple with a 6 month old kid, all of whom commute on the CTA to work/daycare.
In general, do you consider this area safe? Would you take your kid for a walk around this part of the neighborhood? What grocery stores/restaurants are walkable? We've looked at the crime data and at some other resources, but would appreciate a local take on what it's like to live around here.
Any thoughts or feedback are appreciated. Thanks!
Mar 22 2016
Updated Apr 27
Does anyone know of an online map showing the location of all Section 8 housing (in Albany Park, or the north side in general)? I realize that it's difficult (if not impossible) for such a map to be comprehensive, especially on a city-wide scale, but was wondering if someone has put together a decent ad hoc map of this type, at least on a neighborhood level.