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Tell us what Cudahy means to you

  • What makes this a good place to live? What are the downsides?


This is a good city to raise your children it is free of crime everyone knows each other. The people are just lovely, they watch out for each others homes. Take it from me I was raised there all my life.

— VE
March 12, 2012 at 10:20 a.m.

the reason i love cudahy is because the people here are mostly good and loving they work hard so their children have it easier then they did. they also care about the city and want to be safe and free of gangs but that doesnt always happen in these southeast areas further our city council always tries to adress the needs of the residents and they do care about all who live here.

— mickey g
September 21, 2011 at 2:32 p.m.

cudahy is a beautiful city. small but great. yes we have our downside like any other city but in cudahy one can make memories. great ones too. the teachers here really do care for us students. they give us the push we all need to suceed. i love cudahy.!!<3

— R9sSharkiiee
March 29, 2011 at 12:28 p.m.

cudahy is great. except for the youngsters that think they're hood. the sherriff need to patrol clara st. more. up and down and put the villians behind bars. this city doesn't need criminals. there's plenty of hard working people. f clara st.

— crimefree
October 2, 2010 at 10:56 a.m.

Cudahy is a great example of the complex struggles of an immerging culture trying to assimilate in to “American Culture” For to long Cudahy has been exploited by its “rent plantation” monopoly. . When you think of Cudahy, think of the slums of New York City in the time of the 1920’s. Progressively Cudahy will change into a vibrant metropolis .It’s a beautiful area with so many Heritages to offer. When you think of Cudahy, think of the slums of New York City in the time of the 1920’s. But also let it be know Cudahy has come along way from a Farmland to a dominant urban area.

— Lovemylittlecity
September 30, 2010 at 6:29 p.m.

it is crowded here. When this neighborhood was first created, it was supposed to be farmland for those coming from back east. After WW2 they began to build homes on the areas for the war vets. That's why there are 3-6 units in a lot. It creates overpopulation in a tiny city. Loud music, people walking around, hanging outside. Very few owners, plenty of renters. It's a beehive here.

— cupcakechica
June 14, 2010 at 12:08 a.m.


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