And not just myself but with a missus, a kiddo and a kiddo-to-be in tow somewhere in or right around city proper. Trying to do a +/- analysis. On the negative: 1. Possible utter devastation courtesy of mother nature. 2. The water? 3. The schools. 4. Safety. 5. June-August weather conditions are not livable for human beings. Addressing number 1: Well, it's still there!?!? Number 2: I can boil it, I suppose. Number 3: I already drive half way across town for a lotto school yet I live in a massively overpriced neighborhood. 4. Lived in shady areas of Chicago for years, stayed sharp and luckily was never in personal harm. 5. Air Conditioning. On the positive: 1. Music, more music and more music with lots of dives-per-capita. I like dirty joints and love playing them even more. Dive people are my people. 2. Food. 3. Old stuff, especially the old homes/buildings. I just love it. 4. Still seems to be some affordable spots. 5. Just as far from family as where we are now. 6. Music. Any folks with personal experience?