The neighborhood of Gresham is situated in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
The character of Gresham is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. It is easy to access green spaces from the majority of locations in the neighborhood since there are around 10 of them close by for residents to relax in. This area is also good for those who prefer quiet areas, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several louder sections, especially near one of the railway lines.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing roughly 40% of the dwellings in Gresham, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. This part of Chicago is primarily composed of three bedroom and two bedroom homes. The population residing in this part of the city is evenly split between renters and owners. A majority of the housing growth in this area occurred pre-1960.
It is a very short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from any location in Gresham. House owners have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. With respect to food, it is usually feasible for home buyers in Gresham to purchase groceries on foot. Moreover, a restaurant is often just around the corner, for instance along Marshfield Avenue, and property owners benefit from a few cafes as well. House buyers have access to a good number of clothing stores within walking distance, for instance along 79th Street.
Gresham will draw home owners that appreciate a variety of means of transportation. Commuting by public transit is easy in Gresham. Residents benefit from the Gresham Station on the Rock Island Line. There are about 10 bus lines, and the closest bus stop is usually just around the corner. Gresham is also car friendly. Parking is easy, and it is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway from any home in this part of the city. Gresham is very well-suited for traveling on foot; carrying out daily needs is very easy.