Kelvyn Park

Overview

This small north side neighborhood in Chicago is part of a larger network of residential areas. A subsection of the larger Hermosa neighborhood, Kelvyn Park features a high school and several parks that attract numerous students and parents. The laidback atmosphere of this area makes it a great spot for relaxing and recreation within the Hermosa area.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$319,000 to $330,000
  • Closed Prices:$205,000 to $352,000
  • Median Sale Price:$280,664
  • Average $ per sq ft:$206
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Single Family Home
  • Age:1878 to 1951
  • Sq. Ft.:900 to 4,402Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms

Homes

The home designs and prices in the community of Kelvyn Park are suitable for a range of price points. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes. Property taxes for the year range from as low as $2,464 to as high as $5,262. Homes in the community generally have finished basements. The lot size in the area generally averages a quarter acre. In addition to a garage, most residences allow side apron parking.

Where to Live

Living near the centralized park in this area is a great option for families and dog lovers. The new renovations in this area are substantial and create a sense of unique relaxing and peace that is shared amongst the residents. Near Wrightwood, there are a number of single-family units and apartment complexes that feature units for rental and lease.

Where to Eat

There is an increasing Hispanic population in this area that contributes to variety of Mexican and traditional restaurants. These eateries as well as fast food venues can be seen quite regularly in Kelvyn Park. Student specials are frequent in this area because of the large amount of foot traffic from students in the proximal high school. Ultimately, there are a wide variety of culinary options from mid ranged to up scale traditional dining venues.

What You'll See

Students and parents frequently travel this neighborhood during the school months. Expect a great deal of traffic during the school entry and closing hours as well as families throughout the park. There are numerous small streets and crosswalk guards are often posted at these during seasonal times. There are several stores and grocery stores throughout the area, with ethnic shopping on every other corner.

Friday Night Fun

This neighborhood features an almost suburban sense of laid-back community. Few venues are open late, creating a limited yet active number of hotspots on Friday night. The cultural programming and unique heritage of Hispanic and Latin Americans can be found through the variegated restaurant specials over the weekend nights.

The Perfect Sunday

The best Sunday would involve a trip through the central recreation area in Kelvyn Park. This is an attraction for other members of the Hermosa community, with performers and activities often engaging throughout the park itself. The best Sundays can be spent relaxing amidst community members and savoring ice-cream or snacks distributed by local vendors.

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