The neighborhood of The Island is situated within the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in The Island. Although the neighborhood is not home to any parks, public green spaces are very well-located in nearby neighborhoods, which makes it easy to access them. Due to the presence of few pedestrians, this area is relatively quiet; however those who are around Interstate 290 or one of the railway lines may experience more noise.
Over half of the housing stock of The Island consists of single detached homes and small apartment buildings, while large apartment buildings and duplexes make up most of the remaining housing stock. This neighborhood has a selection of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 55% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home whereas owners make up the remainder. Most of the housing growth in this part of the city took place prior to the 1960s.
Residents will appreciate the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from most, if not all, houses for sale in this part of the city. With respect to eating, it is very convenient to access the nearest supermarket by walking from anywhere in The Island. Likewise, there are a good number of choices in close proximity for those who care about restaurants and cafes. It is also a rather short distance to a reasonable selection of clothing stores, for example along Roosevelt Road.
Regardless of the means of transportation, it is reasonably convenient to move around in The Island. This area is a fairly pleasant part of Chicago for pedestrians; most daily errands can be run on foot, and many businesses are close by. The public transit system in this neighborhood is good thanks to a few nearby bus lines. Driving is also a very good transportation option in this part of Chicago. It is a very short car ride to the nearest highway, such as Interstate 290, from any home in The Island, and accessing a place to park is generally easy.