Will we be unwelcome in Bronzeville?
June 13, 2008 1:15 PM Subscribe
Seeking advice and opinion about moving to Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.
posted by applemeat to society & culture (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My husband and I are considering a move from our northside Uptown neighborhood to the historic and historically African-American Bronzeville area. To get to the point here, my husband and I are accustomed to living in very diverse (racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, etc.) urban areas, we both appreciate character, history and architecture, and we both happen to be white. My questions for other Mefites who live in or are familiar with the Bronzeville area are as follows: Do you think that we, as white professionals, are an improper/unwelcome addition to Bronzeville? Is there much (some?) diversity (Latino, white, Asian) in Bronzeville? Are you happy living there?
My biggest concern with moving to Bronzeville is that I might feel isolated there for lack of diversity and because there seem to be fewer markets and restaurants within walking/biking distance as compared to here on the northside.
I would be very grateful for any and all honest comments and insights from Mefites living in or familiar with the Bronzeville area.