NORWOOD PARK

Norwood Park, located in the same-named community, was built in the 1920s. Norwood Park Village, a community of substantial homes, had been annexed by the City of Chicago thirty years before. When residential development increased after 1910, residents formed a park district to serve the area. The Norwood Park District, founded in 1920, was one of 22 park commissions merged into the Chicago Park District in 1934. In 1921, the Norwood Park District purchased 14 acres for its first park. Site drainage began in 1922, followed by the construction of a bathhouse and swimming pool. The park district built a fieldhouse with a 500-seat assembly hall in 1928. Norwood, an 1867 novel by clergyman and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, inspired the community, park district, and park itself. Because Norwood was already the name of an Illinois post office, the word "Park" was added to the community's name.

Commute Times

The Loop          by train,          by car

Merchandise Mart          by train,          by car

Union Station           by train,         by car

Millennium Park          by train,           by car

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30m

43m

28m

46m

28m

42m

33m

Boundaries

Closed Prices:

$92,500 to $1,220,000

Median Sale Price:

$359,900

Average $ per sq ft:

$257

Association Fee Ranges:

$0 to $401/mo, $0

Square Footage:

600 to 5280 Sq. Ft.

Type:

Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Year Built:

Current Prices:

$129,900 to $1,275,000

Quick Facts

Bedrooms:

Bathrooms:

1 to 6 Bedrooms

1 to 6 Bathrooms

1871 to 2021

THE NEIGHBORS

The hardworking members of this community serve as teachers, firefighters, police officers, construction workers, and more.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Professionals, families, and empty-nesters all embrace a unique lifestyle with remarkable green space.

A stroll through Norwood Park reveals the neighborhood's status as one of the greenest in the city.

Aside from parks, homeowners maintain their expansive lawns, and churches and other organizations take pride in their landscaping. Norwood Park, which was founded as a village in 1872 before being annexed by Chicago, is home to the city's oldest standing structure, the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House.

THE LIFESTYLE

A walkable community with quick access to entertainment.

Norwood Park may not be as lively as other neighborhoods in Chicago, but residents have a few low-key pubs to choose from. On Northwest Highway, Iron Horse Ale House, a spacious tavern with an industrial theme, is a great place to unwind with brick-oven pizza and craft beer. If you're near Milwaukee Avenue, stop by The Garage Bar & Sandwiches for a few drinks on the rooftop deck.

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UNEXPECTED APPEAL

A plethora of restaurants to explore right outside your front door.

Milwaukee Avenue is home to many of the neighborhood's most popular restaurants, including the famous Superdawg Drive-in, which has been serving Chicago-style hot dogs since 1948. The city's favorite international cuisines are also represented in this neighborhood, with the Red Apple serving buffet-style Polish specialties, NOK plating fine Persian food, and Pasta D'Arte serving refined Italian dishes in a cozy bistro setting. Vegans appreciate Amitabul, which offers a healthy and organic Korean menu. Devon and Higgins Avenues, as well as the Northwest Highway, are also popular places to eat.

THE MARKET

Norwood Park is split into six sections, each providing a unique lifestyle and better access to some amenities than others.

Norwood Park East is found between the Northwest Highway and a large expanse of green space containing nature preserves, parks, and a golf course. Homeowners in this part of town enjoy the nearby outdoor recreation as well as a short trip to the Norwood Park Metra station. Residents of Old Norwood Park are also close to the train and take pride in their idyllic homes with spacious lots and plenty of tree-cover. Norwood Park West centers around the Presence medical campus and also offers a suburban feel. The Harlem Blue Line station is fairly accessible from Norwood Park West as well as Oriole Park and Union Ridge. These southerly pockets, along with Big Oaks, are made up of neat rows of modest bungalows, ranch homes, and more spacious two-story homes.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

Offers a breath of fresh air in an urban landscape.

Norwood Park provides unique access to acres of green space within Chicago's borders in a city where concrete and skyscrapers rule. The Old Norwood Park pocket of the neighborhood deviates from Chicago's typical grid as well, with rounded streets curving around expansive estates and vintage single-family homes. Norwood Park, on the other hand, covers a large area and offers homebuyers a diverse selection of homes, all of which provide a breath of fresh air in an urban setting.

TRANSPORTATION

The best way to get around Chicago is on foot, but there are numerous other options. If you want to explore the city on foot, Chicago has a walk score of 77, indicating that this area is very walkable. Public transportation is another option for getting around the city. Chicago has a transit score of 65, indicating that there are numerous public transportation options nearby. The majority of bus and rail stations are located in 60640, 60630, and 60606. You can also get around by bike in Chicago. With a bike score of 72, riding a bike is convenient for most trips.

Public Transport Passenger

ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Norwood Park Fall Fest

The Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Fall Fest in the Park. Food, beer garden, business vendors, children's games, Animal Show, Magic Show, Children's DJ, Jumpies, Face Painters, Free crafts, and so much more!