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    Anyone familiar with Bridgeview, IL?

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    I have been offered a job and should I accept the job I will be located in Bridgeview, IL. All I know is it is a suburb of Chicago. I am a little weary about any suburb of Chicago possibly being not the best area. Can anyone give me some general information about this area on whether it is a sketchy area or if it isn't too bad or what not. Also, what are some good areas around Bridgeview that I could possibly live in that isn't too bad of a commute via train or driving (if there is no traffic). Any information is appreciated!


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Bridgeview, IL?

    It's where the Chicago fire play, I thought it was mostly an industrial complex type of town. Didn't know there was much residential stuff there.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Bridgeview, IL?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    It's where the Chicago fire play, I thought it was mostly an industrial complex type of town. Didn't know there was much residential stuff there.
    That makes sense because I would be working in the plant for the company. I would live in another suburb and commute to work.


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    Re: Anyone familiar with Bridgeview, IL?

    I'll talk to my dad about areas he thinks might be good around bridgeview, both he and his dad have sold real estate in the South Side area of Chicago.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Bridgeview, IL?

    I went there to visit a tooling supplier a couple years ago. It seemed like a blue-collar industrial town - not suburbia, but not an urban war zone. Make sure you have enough salary to pay your bills.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Bridgeview, IL?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    It's where the Chicago fire play, I thought it was mostly an industrial complex type of town. Didn't know there was much residential stuff there.
    The South Side is hit and miss. You can be in a very good suburb and adjacent is a town or towns that are not at all desirable.


    Really good suburban towns to the north: La Grange and Western Springs. Lyons Township High School is the home of Jeff Hornacek.


    A little further north is Oak Park, a unique near west suburb of Chicago, home of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes and a huge high school, Oak Park-River Forest.


    An outstanding and very expensive town nearby and to the NW is Hinsdale. Hinsdale Central HS is as good as they get.


    To the south, Orlando Park and Tinley Park feed a large and good school district. Lots of tract housing.


    To the west, Burr Ridge is a good suburb. Lots of new houses and some very big ones too.


    Far South is an option, but good and bad sit next door down there too.



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    Re: Anyone familiar with Bridgeview, IL?

    I lived in Oak Park for 10 years as a kid. Good place to grow up.



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