The neighborhood of Old Norwood Park is located in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Old Norwood Park. Public green spaces, including Norwood Park and Centennial Park, are especially well-located and there are a few of them close by for residents to visit, making it easy to reach them. As there are few pedestrians, this area is relatively quiet; however there can be more noise for those who are near the railway line.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing many of buildings in Old Norwood Park, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings. Most of the housing growth in this part of the city took place before the 1960s. This part of Chicago has quite a good selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 90% of the population of this neighborhood own their home while renters make up the remainder.
Home buyers in Old Norwood Park will value that a grocery store is always only a short walk away. Likewise, a restaurant is usually just around the corner, and residents are served by a few cafes as well. In terms of education, both primary and secondary schools are very easy to walk to from most properties for sale in Old Norwood Park.
Old Norwood Park provides home owners with several alternative means of transportation. Property owners can depend on public transit to navigate this part of Chicago thanks to Norwood Park Station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line, and a few nearby bus lines. This part of the city is also very car friendly. It is a very short drive to the closest highway, such as Interstate 90, from any home in this part of the city, and it is convenient to find a place to park. Traveling on foot is reasonably practical for property owners in this neighborhood; running daily errands is convenient by walking.