Harvey is a totally unsafe place both day and night with extremely high rates of violent crime. As of 2000, more than a fifth of the city's population was below the poverty line.
The former Dixie Square Mall (completed 1966, abandoned 1978, demolished 2012) appeared in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers as the scene of a car chase. Set builders made the abandoned mall look to be functional just long enough for cinema viewers to see its reconstructed interior destroyed. The building stood abandoned for years as the neighbourhood slowly died due to a combination of "white flight", street crime and the exodus of most of the local middle class.
Harvey is served by two Metra Electric commuter rail stations along the line's Main Branch.
- Popeye's Louisiana Chicken, 257 E 147th St, ☎ .
- Comfort Suites, 16920 S Halsted St, ☎ .
- Sleep Inn, 16940 S. Halsted St, ☎ . 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. 1 mile from Dolton Expo Center and within walking distance to several restaurants and shopping stores.
|Routes through Harvey|
|Chicago ← Blue Island ←||N S||→ Oak Forest → Kankakee|
|Joliet ← Tinley Park ←||W E||→ Lansing → Gary|
|Milwaukee ← Midlothian ←||N S||→ Lansing → Gary via|
|Joliet ← Oak Forest ←||W E||→ Lansing → Gary|