Galewood is a neighborhood within Chicago, Illinois.
Galewood offers a calm atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This area is quiet overall, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially near one of the railway lines. Lastly, it is easy to access parks from most locations within the neighborhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to relax in.
Home owners occupy about three quarters of the properties in Galewood whereas the rest are rented. Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing many of the dwellings in this part of Chicago, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are the main alternatives in the housing stock. Most homes in this area were constructed before the 1960s, during its latest housing boom. This part of Chicago has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
The closest grocery store in this neighborhood is typically only a short walk away. Moreover, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a good number of opportunities, and property owners benefit from a few cafes as well. It is also a reasonably short walk to a decent variety of clothing stores, for instance on North Avenue. With respect to education, in Galewood, locals will typically be able to reach both primary and secondary schools by walking.
Galewood will draw property owners that appreciate various means of transportation. Galewood is quite transit friendly by reason of 3 train stations (e.g., Mars Station and Galewood Station) on the Milwaukee District / West Line, and a few nearby bus lines. Commuting by car is also easy in Galewood. It is convenient to park. Galewood will attract physically active home buyers since it is very well-suited for walking; most common errands can be run on foot, and a variety of businesses are quite nearby.