East Side is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.
The character of East Side is exemplified by its relaxed ambience. This neighborhood is reasonably quiet, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - although that is not the case near Interstate 90 or one of the railway lines. Lastly, there are approximately 10 parks nearby for residents to discover, like Wolfe Park and Eggers Woods Forest Preserve, making them very easy to reach.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing most of the dwellings in East Side, whereas the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and duplexes. This area is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly 70% of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners while the remainder are rented. This neighborhood experienced its main housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available properties are from this time period.
In East Side, residents will usually be able to reach primary as well as high schools by walking. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Regarding eating, the nearest grocery store in this neighborhood is usually only a short walk away. A small variety of restaurants can be found in this part of Chicago as well.
The car is usually the favored transportation option in this part of the city. Nearby highways, such as Indiana Tollroad, are quite easy to reach from anywhere in East Side, and it is convenient to park. In contrast, this neighborhood is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, home owners benefit from a few bus lines, and it is very easy to get to a nearby bus stop from most houses. East Side is not particularly conducive to traveling on foot as few daily errands can be run without the use of a car.