Having a Black family in the White House is satisfying, but it still isn't enough. John McCain has at least 7 houses, while the Bush and Kennedy families have compounds. Even Jimmy Carter had a peanut farm to retire to. It's time President Obama gets a compound. I suggest Ford Heights, an impoverished village off I 94 and the Bishop Ford Freeway. Ford Heights is renowned for its poverty, decaying infrastructure and stagnating industrial areas. According to Wikipedia, the median income of the village was $17,500 with 49% of the population below the poverty line.
And that's not all. Crime and corruption in Ford Heights are even worse than in Washington D. C. or Springfield. Back in 1997, the Police Chief and half the Ford Heights police department were convicted of extorting bribes from drug dealers and abetting them in distributing crack and heroin. Just this afternoon a Ford Heights village trustee was arrested after allegedly being involved in a drug deal.
President Obama could give a badly needed boost to the local economy and free up traffic around his Hyde Park neighborhood by buying a couple acres just 26 miles south of the Loop.
Here's the latest real estate Market Snapshot:
Housing Market Snapshot
Ford Heights, IL updated Monday, February 9, 2009
Number of houses for sale: 7
Median Price: $17,900
Price change from January -48.9%