The West Side is Chicago’s “other” ghetto. It is not as well known as the South Side, outside Chicago but many consider it among the worst slum areas in the nation. Its problems typify the hard times experienced by such poor sections even under the best economic conditions.
Here is a list of the top ten most dangerous areas in Chicago according to government statistics:West Garfield park. Population: 17,277. Washington park. Read: https://www.roadsnacks.net/these-are-the-10-worst-chicago-neighborhoods/ East Garfield park. Englewood. North Lawndale. Grand crossing. West Englewood. Riverdale.
The village of Maywood is another suburb of Chicago, on the city’s west end. Here, you’ve got some of the poorest and least educated residents in the state. Maywood saw 6 murders in 2013, and for a city of about 25,000, that’s just insane. That means 1 in 4,000 people in Maywood was killed not too long ago.
Which area should you choose?Best Chicago neighborhoods for luxury: Gold Coast and River North.Best area for budget travelers: Lincoln Park.Best area to stay in Chicago for foodies: West Loop.Best for nightlife: River North.Best for families: Lincoln Park.