The neighborhood of East Garfield Park is located in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
East Garfield Park offers a slower-paced ambience and will appeal to home buyers who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This area is reasonably good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several noisier sections, especially around Interstate 290, Eisenhower Expressway or one of the railway lines. Finally, there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to relax in, like Garfield Park, making them very easy to access.
In East Garfield Park, around 30% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. This area offers mainly two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly three quarters of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by renters whereas owners occupy the remainder. This part of Chicago experienced its most significant housing boom pre-1960, so most of the available homes are from this era.
Both general and specialty grocery stores are typically accessible within a very short walk from most houses for sale in East Garfield Park. Homan Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. In addition, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of options, for example along Monticello Avenue, and a limited selection of coffee shops can be found as well. It is also a reasonably short distance to a good variety of clothing stores, for instance on Chicago Avenue. With respect to education, residents will welcome that no matter where their property is located in East Garfield Park, both primary and secondary schools are nearby.
East Garfield Park affords home buyers several alternative means of transportation. Thanks to 3 rapid transit stations (Pulaski Station, Conservatory Station and Kedzie Station) with access to the Green Line, and a few nearby bus lines, this neighborhood is a very convenient part of Chicago for getting around by public transit. A car is also a good transportation option in East Garfield Park. Most homes for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 290, and parking is generally easy. Walking is very practical for property owners in this part of the city; all daily errands can be run on foot, and numerous businesses are quite close by.