The neighborhood of Washington Heights is situated in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Washington Heights, despite its sometimes busy ambience. Green spaces, including Jackie Robinson Park, are especially well-distributed and there are a few of them nearby for residents to discover, which makes them easy to get to. As there are few people out and about on the streets, this part of Chicago remains relatively quiet, although there can be more noise for those who are around one of the railway lines or Interstate 57.
Most housing in Washington Heights was built pre-1960, during its biggest housing boom. The housing stock of this part of the city is composed predominantly of single detached homes and townhouses. Roughly 80% of the population of this neighborhood own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. This part of the city also has a variety of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Primary as well as high schools are especially convenient to walk to from any location in Washington Heights. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. In terms of food, it is usually an option for home buyers in Washington Heights to shop for their groceries on foot. Additionally, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and a small number of cafes is available as well. It is also easy to reach a selection of clothing stores on foot, for example along Vincennes Avenue.
Regardless of the mode of transportation, it is easy to travel in Washington Heights. With 103rd St-Washington Hts. Station with access to the Rock Island Line, and a few nearby bus lines, this part of Chicago is reasonably transit friendly. The favored transportation option in this part of Chicago is very often a car. Nearby highways, such as Interstate 57, are very easy to reach from any location in this part of Chicago, and it is convenient to come across a parking spot. Physically active property owners will value the quite pedestrian-friendly nature of this neighborhood; many common errands can be run on foot.