The neighborhood of Englewood is located in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
The character of Englewood is exemplified by its relaxed ambience. This part of the city is quiet, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be bothersome around one of the railway lines, Interstate 90 or Dan Ryan Expressway. Finally, there are approximately 20 green spaces close by for residents to check out, including Ogden Park and Hamilton Park, which makes it easy to get to them from the majority of locations in the neighborhood.
Duplexes are the most common housing type, representing about one third of buildings in Englewood, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and single detached homes. Most of the housing growth in this neighborhood happened pre-1960. This part of Chicago has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy about 70% of the units in the neighborhood and 30% are occupied by owners.
In Englewood, home owners will almost always be able to get to both primary and secondary schools on foot. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. With regards to food, it is very easy to get to the nearest supermarket on foot from most houses for sale in Englewood. Likewise, Englewood is a fairly good place in which to eat out, for instance on 69th Street, and a small variety of cafes is available as well. It is also convenient to access a number of clothing stores on foot.
Englewood provides property owners with several alternative methods of transportation. This part of Chicago is reasonably transit friendly. In particular, there is Halsted Station and Ashland/63rd Station with access to the Green Line and Red Line. There are about 10 bus lines traversing the neighborhood, and the closest bus stop is usually very close. Driving is also a fairly good medium of transportation in this part of Chicago. It is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway, such as Interstate 94, from any location in this neighborhood, and it is convenient to park. This area will attract physically active house buyers since it is very well-suited for traveling on foot; many common errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle.