The neighborhood of Archer Heights is situated within the city of Chicago, Illinois.
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Archer Heights, as well as some areas with a vibrant feel. There are about 20 green spaces nearby for residents to relax in, like Douglas Park and Archer Park, making them easy to get to. Lastly, this neighborhood has many areas that are very serene and quiet, although other spots can be noisy, especially near Interstate 290, Interstate 55, one of the railway lines or the airport (Chicago Midway International Airport).
In Archer Heights, around 40% of buildings are small apartment buildings, whereas the rest are mainly duplexes and single detached homes. This area has quite a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by renters whereas the rest are occupied by owners. Most of the housing growth in this neighborhood occurred pre-1960.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away in Archer Heights. Likewise, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a fair number of choices, for example on Pulaski Road, and a small variety of cafes is available as well. A good variety of clothing stores can also be found within a rather short walking distance. With respect to education, both primary and secondary schools are straightforward to reach on foot from any location in this part of Chicago. Property owners are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
No matter the means of transportation, it is convenient to travel in this part of the city. It is very convenient for people walking to get around in Archer Heights; many daily errands can be run without the use of a car, and many businesses are quite close by. Owing to various nearby rapid transit stations on the Orange Line, Blue Line and Pink Line, and approximately 20 nearby bus lines, the public transit system in Archer Heights is reasonably accessible. This part of the city is also car friendly. It is convenient to find a parking spot, and many houses for sale are a short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 290.