Evergreen Park Neighborhoods
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Around Evergreen Park
Evergreen Park is a very tight-knit community. Residents who move to this area tend to stay in the area for much longer than the state average, even in this age of constant travel and relocation. Residents in Evergreen Park find a thriving social scene where neighbors become friends and community activities are well attended. The streets and homes feel very similar to the neighborhoods within the city of Chicago, with numerous restaurants, shops, and options for entertainment right near by. Evergreen Park's Office of Citizens' Services (OCS) is an extremely active volunteer organization that caters to resident's needs and offers numerous events and activities throughout the year.
Cost of Living
Evergreen Park's overall cost of living is the same as most of the southwest suburbs closest to Chicago. Its median home values are slightly above the state average but just about the same as the US average. They are slightly lower than in neighboring Oak Lawn. Residents here can afford to invest in their homes and lifestyle while still taking advantage of all of the activities the community has to offer. The unemployment rate here is lower than the state average and there are numerous options for employment within the village and nearby city.
Like Chicago, Evergreen Park has no shortage of public transportation options for residents. The area is served by Pace bus routes and there are numerous Amtrak stations close to the village. Most residents report that they drive to and from work and on their daily commutes. There are also a number of residents who use public transportation, walk, or bike on their daily travels. The OCS also offers a mini-bus service to help senior residents maintain their independence and to help them travel to and from appointments.
The school districts in Chicago and the outlying suburbs are often the key deciding factor in buying a home. Evergreen Park's public school district performs well, with a higher than state average graduation percentage. The district includes four elementary schools (up to 6th grade), Central Junior High for 7th and 8th grades, and Evergreen Park High School. There are also a number of private elementary and secondary schools within Evergreen Park and in the surrounding areas that some families choose to attend.
Evergreen Park is ideally located for secondary education options. Saint Xavier University is only a few minutes away, within the city of Chicago. Other colleges and universities within a commutable distance include Richard J. Daley College, University of Chicago, Chicago State University, and Moraine Valley Community College.
Evergreen Park offers a great deal by way of amenities. There are a great many activities scheduled within the community throughout the year. These include a booming Farmer's Market, Candlelight Dinner Theatre, and day trips scheduled through the OCS. The village itself offers a lot of shopping and great restaurant options and many residents here take advantage of the proximity to the city, going downtown for local culture, museums, theater, and sporting events.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.