Hanson Park is a neighborhood within Chicago, Illinois.
The character of Hanson Park is exemplified by its calm environment. This part of Chicago is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor. Finally, green spaces, such as Hanson Park, are especially well-spread out and there are a few of them nearby for residents to unwind in, which results in them being easy to get to from a large number of locations in the neighborhood.
The majority of the housing stock of Hanson Park is made up of small apartment buildings and duplexes, while the rest are mainly single detached homes. Notably, this part of the city is good for those looking for two bedroom homes. Around 70% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and 30% are owners. Most housing in this part of the city was constructed prior to the 1960s, during its most significant housing boom.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away in this area. Additionally, there is typically a restaurant or cafe just around the corner. It is also convenient to access a number of clothing stores on foot, for instance on Laramie Avenue. With respect to education, it is a very short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from any location in Hanson Park.
Property owners in this part of Chicago are presented with various choices to move around without the need for a car. With a few nearby bus lines, residents can count on public transit to travel in this neighborhood. However, Hanson Park is not particularly car friendly as nearby highways are not very easy to reach from anywhere in this part of Chicago, and it is at times challenging to access a place to park. Hanson Park is especially suitable for traveling on foot; running common errands is very convenient by walking, and there are also a good number of businesses in proximity.