Addison, Illinois (IL)
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General Information about Addison
Addison is a village located west of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 35,914 at the 2000 census. The estimated population was 36,378 as of 2002.
The Village of Addison lies on Salt Creek. The community itself was named after 18th century writer Joseph Addison.
Stats about Addison
|Cost of Living|
|Median Household Income:||$54,090|
|Median Home Value:||$173,200|
|State sales tax:||6.25%|
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Romanof54 (currently lives here; has lived here for Over 10 years):
"A somewhat depressed area in and around the village hall"
Likes about this village is its proximity to all major roads and the large availability of shopping. Upscale resitential housing is somewhat isolated from the lower rent district. Explore the areas west of Mill Rd or the area north of Lake St and east of Woodale Rd for upscale housing.
What needs to be changed is the elimination of the tiff district (a huge expanse of multi-family housing) which lies between the Green Meadows shopping center and the Green Meadows sub-division. This is a high crime area and a known gang haven...requires constant police patrol. The village had, and I say had, plans to build the Addison Town Center as a redevelopment of the Green Meadows Shopping Center but it appears to be a dead issue. It was and still is a great idea for urban renewal as it would comdemn the tiff district.
I do have some dislikes since I'm a 20 year long resident
- Each time a new strip mall is built it is ladden with mexican business. If you're looking to relocate here look into the demographics and research the housing very carefully. There are some residential areas that have more occupants per house hold than the square footage of the home allows, if you know what I mean. Hint, drive by in the evening or weekend and count the number of vehicles parked in the driveways or on the streets.
- The low rent districts tend to have the greatest population of hispanics making these areas the noisiest in terms of loud music coming from vehicles and back yards. Sometimes front yards
I would not recommend this as a place to retire; you would do much better in Lombard or Elmhurst.
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