Norwood Park

Chicago, Illinois


In a city where concrete and skyscrapers rule, Norwood Park offers unique access to acres of green space within Chicago's borders. The neighborhood's Old Norwood Park pocket also breaks from Chicago's typical grid with rounded streets that curve around spacious estates and vintage single-family homes. Norwood Park covers a huge area, however, and presents homebuyers with a wide variety of homes, all offering a breath of fresh air in an urban landscape.

Homes in Norwood Park

Where To Live

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.

Around Norwood Park

Where To Eat

Many of the neighborhood’s most-loved restaurants are located on Milwaukee Avenue, including the famous Superdawg Drive-in that’s been serving Chicago-style hot dogs since 1948. The city’s favorite international cuisines are also represented in this part of town, with the Red Apple offering Polish specialties buffet-style, NOK plating fine Persian food, and Pasta D’Arte serving refined Italian dishes in a cozy bistro setting. Vegans also appreciate Amitabul, which maintains a healthy and organic menu of Korean food. Other happening areas to grab a bite include Devon and Higgins Avenues as well as the Northwest Highway.

Friday Night Fun

Norwood Park might not be as happening as some other areas in Chicago, but locals do have a handful of low-key pubs to choose from. Iron Horse Ale House, a spacious tavern with an industrial theme, is a great place unwind with brick-oven pizza and craft beer on Northwest Highway. If you’re closer to Milwaukee Avenue, grab a few drinks on the rooftop deck at The Garage Bar & Sandwiches.

The Perfect Sunday

A warm, sunny Sunday might bring you to Norwood Park, the neighborhood’s 14-acre namesake park. Here, residents cool off at the pool, compete on several sport courts and fields, and let their dogs socialize in a dog-friendly area. Just northeast of the neighborhood, Whealan Pool Aquatic Center offers more summertime fun with a large swimming area, water slides, and a water playground. Several forest preserves as well as the Edgebrook Golf Course surround this pool, giving Norwood Park residents a wealth of choices to fill their weekends.

Living Here

Locals Love

Convenience to O’Hare International Airport • Abundance of Green Space • Friendly Neighborhood

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