Is Lawndale in Chicago a safe neighborhood?The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor. Report
teki-leet Jun 23, 2020
Unless you teach school during the day, stay away. Being white, they come up to your car and yell "drugs". The Only reason a white person would be in Garfield Park is to go to the Conservatory, or to buy drugs. Stay away. Although times have changed for the better now that Rockwell and Horner Homes are down.
gregg13 Apr 13, 2020
Depends on what you call safe. It's a galaxy away from a cul de sac in Orange County California but all of Chicago is not safe. I live in North Lawndale and I never travel without a weapon. But then again all of Chicago Suxs. I don't even think being out in Lakeview at midnight is smart.
gs1 Sep 29, 2019
No it has a lot of shootings. Driving through on Ogden it does not seem so bad because a lot of investment via Lawndale Community Church. They obviously do a lot for the community but crime is high.
cs5 Sep 27, 2019
Is the shameless area safe
philipi Apr 22, 2019
I rode my bicycle from West Loop on a chilly, cloudy day in early spring because I wanted to see the houses where the Shameless characters live (these are in South Lawndale between the Kedzie and Central Park stations on CTA's Pink Line). I rode through University Village/Little Italy, Tri-Taylor and then down Ogden and through Douglas Park. While you can tell that the area around Douglas Park is somewhat economically depressed, I didn't feel threatened or scared. You encounter the usual panhandlers at traffic lights but I didn't really witness any drug dealing at corners or anything of that sort. I suppose in the summer months when more people spend time outdoors, you could expect higher occurrences of petty and perhaps violent crime.
deh Feb 01, 2019
What is real estate like in lawndale?
Lawndale is NOT a safe neighborhood. There are quite a few crimes here, and many of them are violent. I'd keep my distance.
Lawndale is a pretty high-crime area, in comparison to the rest of the city. There are some parts of the neighborhood that are safe, but you'll want to research the crime rate to be sure.