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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 4.1    Calmness: 2.2    Helpfulness: 3.4   
Intellectualness: 3.7    Neatness: 2.8    Outgoingness: 4.2   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 3.12    Calmness: 3.05    Helpfulness: 2.96   
Intellectualness: 3.18    Neatness: 3.28    Outgoingness: 3.25   


Name: | Age: 60 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 60606 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2007-01-09
Artisticness: 1   Calmness: 2   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 1   Neatness: 3   Outgoingness: 2   
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1. What do you like about Chicago?
social cohesiveness of the neighborhoods. People are upfront about racial matters and preferences, i.e., you know where you stand. The lakefront. Free parks and green lawns. The feeling of excitement in the downtown district. The luxury and excitement of the Magnificient Mile.

2. What do you dislike about Chicago?
Huge illegal alien population. Lack of jobs. Conservative. Conformity, i.e., little freedom to be your own quirky self without ridicule. Intellectualism stifled.

3. What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in?
Southside. Downtown. Lakefront. Forest Preserve.

4. How expensive is it?
Moderate to high cost of living. Can find bargains if you look. Gas bills are highest in the nation and winters can be cold. All utilities are high.

5. Is it safe?
Moderately. Lots of corrupt police. Politicians can be shady.

6. How is the weather?
4 seasons. Seasonal weather can be on the extremes, but usually not unbearable.

7. Additional thoughts?
Not the best city for raising children. School system not good. Parental involvement in kids' activities not high. Very good public transporation system. Good, convenient highways. City pretty clean with nice lawns.

Name: Kelsey | Age: 15 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 60305 | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2006-11-21
Artisticness: 4   Calmness: 3   Helpfulness: 4   Intelligence: 5   Neatness: 2   Outgoingness: 5   
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What do you like about Chicago? I love the energy that the city has. So what if some people are to absorbed to be polite on the sidewalk? There's so much more going for it, like the museums, the beaches, and the sky line at dusk during the summer is what I live for.
What do you dislike about Chicago? I dislike how we get a bad rap for no real reason at all. I'm also borderline livid on this whole Macy*s ordeal.
What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in? North & South shore beach, Bucktown. Upper east side.
How expensive is it? It's by no means cheap, but you won't break that bank to the extent that you would if you were in L.A.
Is it safe? If you're smart.
How is the weather? It's always a surprise. Snow in October, 63 degrees on Thanksgiving. I enjoy the variety.
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