"Some Good Areas, Some Not So Good"
I've lived on Division St. near Sacramento. Further east, near Dearborn,Clark,etc., it's a lot of fun and the crowd is young and excited and there are clubs and bars and good shopping etc. Further west it gets pretty seedy for a while, though there are some pretty busy intersections with large stores and long-established smaller ones. In the Wicker Park area, they've done tons of rehabbing of very old buildings, residential and commercial, and are waging a pretty good campaign to make it too expensive to live in. Past Western Avenue and on to Humboldt Park and further, past Pulaski Road, Central, etc., parts are ok but it can be a bit dangerous if you're not careful. I lived next door to a community garden space and no one (including the landlord) told me that 3 times a week there would be drumming classes into the night, sometimes 10 p.m.! Wasn't crazy about it there.