Old Norwood Park

Old Norwood Park

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About Old Norwood Park

Old Norwood Park is a small community on the northwest side of Chicago. Developed after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the neighborhood was designed by private investors as an alternative to the traditional Chicago grid, built instead with diagonal streets, circular drives, and winding roads. Today, Old Norwood Park is a friendly, blue-collar community that many construction workers, police officers, and teachers proudly call home.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $199,000 to $1,300,000

Closed Prices: $137,000 to $1,035,000

Median Sale Price: $511,000

Average $ per sq ft: $220

Association Fee Ranges: $195 to $350/mo, $0

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

Age: 1885 to 2008

Sq. Ft.: 1885 to 2008 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 6 Bathrooms

Getting Around Old Norwood Park

Around Old Norwood Park

Old Norwood Park offers fairly good access to public transportation with Metra train station on the northeast border and a Blue Line stop just southwest of the neighborhood. For drivers, the Kennedy Expressway is only ever just a few blocks away. Many of the area’s restaurants and pubs are found along Northwest Highway. Norwood Park Elementary School is near the center of the neighborhood while is in the southeast corner next to Norwood Park’s namesake public park.

When it comes to eating out, casual dining and family-friendly restaurants are plentiful in Norwood Park. There are some casual chains, but most restaurants are locally owned. In the past decade, more mid-level restaurants have popped up as well as more cuisine from around the globe. Iron Horse Ale House is a favorite in the neighborhood for brick-oven pizza and burgers.

While much has changed in Old Norwood Park since its early days, the neighborhood has maintained much of its historic character, including the oldest existing building in the city, the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House. Homes in the area come in a wide variety of styles, including condominiums, ranches, bungalows, Cape Cods, and Georgians — most of which are larger than the average Chicago home. You will even find a few Victorians spanning from the early nineteenth century. A family-friendly neighborhood with a true community feel, Old Norwood Park is home to everyone from young couples and singles to families and retirees who have lived in the neighborhood for several generations.

Friday nights in Old Norwood Park are fairly quiet, but you don’t have to go far in search of entertainment. Pubs in the area host a casual crowd of locals unwinding after a hard day’s work. Residents can also head down Northwest Highway to the bowling alley in Jefferson Park or catch a movie in Norridge.

When the weather’s warm, residents head to Norwood Park to cool off in the pool, shoot hoops, play tennis, or give their dogs some exercise. The neighborhood’s crafty set may also enjoy the classes at Chicago School of Woodworking, where anyone can learn to make furniture, speakers, and more.

Locals Love

  • Close-Knit Community
  • Lots of Parks and Green Space
  • Historic Homes with Spacious Lots

Locals Don't Love

  • Distance from Downtown
  • Quiet Nightlife
  • Few restaurants

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