West Garfield Park

West Garfield Park

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About West Garfield Park

Located on the West Side of Chicago to the west of its namesake park, West Garfield Park is a historic Chicago neighborhood that has undergone considerable changes over the years. Once the site of a major shopping district, the neighborhood has since weathered a number of economic changes. However, a tight-knit community, proximity to downtown, and a celebrated park and conservatory will continue to help West Garfield Park grow and advance into the future.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $119,500 to $315,000

Closed Prices: $39,900 to $325,000

Median Sale Price: $125,000

Average $ per sq ft: $103

Association Fee Ranges: $125/mo, $0

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

Age: 1895 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1000 to 7234 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around West Garfield Park

Around West Garfield Park

Much of the available real estate includes attached homes that can often be purchased at a reasonable price. The Eisenhower Expressway cuts through the neighborhood, and units near the road allow for easy access to downtown and the outside suburbs. The Blue Line is also within walking distance of this central area, while the Green Line is accessible on the north side of the neighborhood.

Local eateries here generally prepare tasty comfort food. Southern-style chicken, barbecue, and Jamaican-inspired jerk cuisine is common and affordable. Food is generally made to order—you'll be better served taking your time and enjoying some conversation before taking on your hot meal straight out of the kitchen.

Residents here are often locally raised, coming from families that grew up in the neighborhood. Having been here for some time, they are familiar with the waves of economic hardship that have swept through the area. It gives the community here a tough soul and a sense of pride. They are more than welcoming to friendly newcomers, but highly wary of potential troublemakers.

Take your time with a lengthy dinner and then explore some of West Garfield Park's nightlife offerings. Several lounges and dive bars dot the neighborhood and bring with them a strong local atmosphere. Expect to engage in a conversation here over several pints. Those interested in more energetic entertainment will be pleased by the neighborhood's underground scene, which includes several venues that host traveling radio shows, live music performances, and networking opportunities for local artists.

Stop by the Garfield Park Conservatory, a massive greenhouse which will delight nature-lovers looking to escape from the concrete monotony of the city. The Conservatory is a great place to take a solo walk and clear your mind, or bring along the whole family to participate in one of the kid's exhibits and special events.

Locals Love

  • Tight-knit community
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Proximity to transportation

Locals Don't Love

  • Vacant homes
  • Relatively few businesses

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