New City

Population: 41,153Median home value: $110,614 57 Ranks better than 10% of areas
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A+ New City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C New City Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Illinois
New City
982% less expensive than the US average
11313% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
New City cost of living
F New City Crime Total crime is 104% higher than Illinois
Total crime
4,99682% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2182% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
New City crime
F New City Employment Household income is 45% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$32,58841% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$13,16756% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
13%178% higher than the US average
New City employment
B New City Housing Home value is 37% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$110,61440% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80615% lower than the US average
Home ownership
38%41% lower than the US average
New City real estate or New City rentals
F New City Schools HS graduation rate is 23% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
65%22% lower than the US average
School test scores
16%67% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Chicago K-12 schools or Chicago colleges

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New City: A Useful Stepping Stone

I moved to New City, Chicago a few years ago, after the recession made the city I lived in at the time too expensive. It is bounded by W. Perching Rd. on the north, W. Garfield Blvd. on the south, the Dan Ryan Expressway on the east, and S. Western Ave. on the west. It's primarily a residential neighborhood. Its primary attraction is that it is very affordable. Rents are cheap, housing prices are both low and stable. It is one of the most affordable places to live in Chicago.

What I liked most about the neighborhood was that it was quite liveable. There were a lot of places to grab a quick bite to eat, and a coffee shop was never very far away. There were a few grocery stores within easy walking distance of my house. There are a lot of parks, multiple libraries, and some theaters too. Some of the parks are quite beautiful. If you prefer to go carless, this is the neighborhood for you. The bus system is excellent. There are stops all over the place, and you never have to wait long for one. I couldn't afford a car, so this made a huge difference.

The big problem with this neighborhood is crime. It's high, even by Chicago standards. The local schools are also pretty bad, from what I've heard. However, I don't have kids, so I can't really say for sure. All in all, this is not a neighborhood for you if you have children. There are better family places in Chicago. If you are single and have a job downtown, though, and can't afford the rents there, this could be just what you're looking for.

There seemed to be a good sense of community in some places. I got along pretty well with the people on my block. We got together once in a while for grilling. Overall, though, it's the kind of place where being a good neighbor means minding your own business. I eventually moved out of New City, just because of the crime rate. However, I don't regret my time there. It let me keep a good job, a job that really helped my career along. When I was ready to, I was able to move up to a more suburban area. I couldn't have done it without my cool cheap little apartment in New City.
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