7.9 out of 10


41.6619701003421 -87.5473219753906
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"The Last Affordable Neighborhood in Chicago Worth Living In"

I've lived here for three years. There's cheap housing, insanely low property-taxes, and it's clean and quiet.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5


I'm not the biggest fan of Hegewisch. I've been through the area a few times, and I've never seen hardly a thing worth stopping for. The dining options available looked at best below average, and the overall atmosphere was, for me, somewhat depressing.

I've never heard of it being that dangerous, but I know some of the nearby areas are, to say the least, unsafe, and that type of thing tends to have a large area effect. I've never had a problem myself, but that's because I wouldn't feel safe walking alone at night, and have chosen to never do so. Perhaps one day I'll have a horror story to tell, and can rank Hegewisch with just one star instead of a generous two.

The home prices are low, which is something, but really, you get what you pay for.
  • Affordable
  • It has been pretty quiet the times I've been there
  • Not as dirty as you'd expect such a dangerous area
  • Scary
  • Not safe
  • Not a lot to do or see, boring nightlife and dining
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5

"Nothing Special, Nothing to See"

Hegewisch is one of those neighborhoods in Chicago that has simply been forgotten about. The area is fairly self-sufficient and offers residents some food options and minor shopping, but it's location near very troubled neighborhood makes it an area that most people would not want to be in. The residents are mostly lower-working class individuals who have not managed to make the jump out of the area into greater Chicago. It is also located extremely far south putting well out of the way of the neighborhoods where most businesses and corporations call home. Overall it probably should be avoided as it is not the best, but again it is not the worst the city has to offer.

"Not too much to say"

You do not hear a lot about Hegewisch. It is a south side neighborhood that has the last remaining mobile home park in Chicago.

Most of the food options are neighborhood places that are beloved by residents but not widely known.
So while it probably would not make for a terribly exciting mini vacation. It would not be a bad place to call home.

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