The city of Calumet City, Illinois is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Home buyers who prefer a relaxed environment will enjoy Calumet City. This city is fairly good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case closer to Interstate 94, Bishop Ford Freeway or one of the railway lines. Finally, parks, such as Riverfront Park and Memorial Park, are very well-distributed and there are over 50 of them nearby for residents to visit, making them very easy to access.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing many of the dwellings in Calumet City, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. The average year of construction for buildings in this city is 1961. This city also has a good variety of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the population of this city own their home whereas renters make up the remainder.
In this city, residents will typically be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found. Concerning eating, the closest grocery store in Calumet City is generally only a reasonably short walk away. Likewise, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of opportunities, for example along Burnham Avenue, and a small variety of cafes can be found as well.
It is convenient for pedestrians to get around in Calumet City; running daily errands is easy by walking. The public transit network in Calumet City is fairly poor. Nonetheless, the city is connected by a few bus lines, and the closest bus stop is usually very close. However, this part of the Chicago metropolitan area is very car friendly. Nearby highways, such as Interstate 94, are easy to reach from any location in this city, and it is convenient to park.