5.2 out of 10

Greater Grand Crossing

41.7651035165794 -87.616452901683
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Has some potential for growth."

Greater Grand Crossing is an affordable neighborhood with some potential, especially over the last few years since the Gary Corner Youth Center was opened. Mr. Corner was a successful businessman who passed away a few years ago, but the Youth Center he built late in life has given the youth in the area a great opportunity to explore creative activities in a safe environment.

The unfortunate aspect of Greater Grand Crossing is that it isn't the safest neighborhood, and there isn't as much to look for in the neighborhood. I don't love the area, but after the Youth Center opened, I think it will continue to improve.

Home prices and rentals are pretty reasonable, and while I wouldn't call it the safest place, it also isn't by any means terribly dangerous. For food, most places are low key, and I only remember eateries in the area being Bar-b-ques, so it's good for that style of food, but there's nothing of particular note here. Certainly no upscale restaurants or dining destinations.

One last thing to mention is Lee's Unleaded Blues. I'm a big blues fan myself, and while the best for me will always be Buddy Guy's Legends, Lee's is a cool place to listen to some good blues and jazz.

So while I'm not giving a huge recommendation to Greater Grand Crossing, there are some things worth visiting for, and I think there will be some continued improvements in the next few years.
  • Good food, but no real fine dining options
  • Nice people
  • It seems to be up and coming
  • Not very safe
  • Not a lot to do
  • Not terribly memorable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More