3.3 out of 10

South Deering

41.7224810000837 -87.549692335632
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Singles


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

"Little to do, little to say"

I'm not the biggest fan of South Deering.I've been in the neighborhood a few times, and I can't say I have a reason to come back. I wouldn't call it particularly safe, but it isn't the worst place in the city.

Because of the few places to eat, shop, or get a drink, the home prices are pretty low. I guess that would be the biggest plus for the neighborhood. I'm not going to give it much more time than this. Not a lot to do, not a lot to say.
  • Affordable
  • It's kinda slow, no traffic
  • Reasonably quiet
  • Boring
  • Not very safe
  • No tourist attractions
Recommended for
  • Singles
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5

"Not a Safe Bet"

Once the home of the now-defunct steel mills, South Deering is still home to a lot of industrial areas. Of course it is not without residencies, either, but deep in the South Side is not where I would care to live – even if this neighborhood IS home to one of the best seafood places in Chicago.

Currently there are a lot of robberies and burglaries that go on in South Deering – not surprising for a neighborhood with so many industrial nooks and crannies. South Deering has yet to come out of the economic depression that hit it when the mills closed, and I can’t say that I blame people for not wanting to move in or develop the area. It’s just not a safe bet or a good investment.

That said, Calumet Yacht Yard on East 95th Street has been in the neighborhood for more than half a century, and has seen the neighborhood undergo plenty of changes. It’s one of the best seafood markets in the entire city, and you won’t have to wait very long in line due to the out-of-the-way nature of its location. Just make sure you don’t stay in the neighborhood after dark.

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