Ward 8 of Evanston is either considered to be MEH or NO! This discussion began in 2008 that contains this unoffiicial map of Evanston's good and bad parts.. Is Ward 8 west of Asbury better than the east part? Public transportation is definitely better in the east part of Ward 8. The proposed Yellow Line stop at Asbury will be a boon to the area east and west of Asbury. Evanston does appear to be safer north of Oakton. The Calvary Graveyard is also considered to be a bad place to live (unless you are dead).
Update 4/17/13 - This is now officially the most popular posting on Chevanston by page views, the next most popular reached it in a week, this posting has staying power and reached the top spot slowly and steadily over the months.
Update 4/18/13 - Here is the list of most popular posts to date