The neighborhood of West Chatham is part of the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in West Chatham. It is easy to get to public green spaces from the majority of locations within the neighborhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to discover. Thanks to the presence of few people out and about on the streets, this area remains relatively quiet; however noise levels are higher closer to one of the railway lines, Interstate 94 or Dan Ryan Expressway.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 55% of the dwellings in West Chatham, and small apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses are also present in the housing stock. A majority of the housing growth in this area took place pre-1960. This part of Chicago has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between home owners and renters is about even.
It is very often feasible for property owners in West Chatham to do groceries by walking. In addition, there are a good number of choices for those who cherish nearby restaurants and cafes. A reasonable choice of clothing stores is also available within a rather short walking distance, for instance along 79th Street. As far as education is concerned, locals will welcome that no matter where their home is located in this area, both primary and secondary schools are close by.
This part of the city offers property owners several alternative means of transportation. Thanks to 79th Station on the Red Line, and a few nearby bus lines, commuting by public transit is very convenient in this part of Chicago. The car is usually the preferred method of transportation in this area. It is a very short drive to the closest highway, such as Dan Ryan Expressway, from any home in West Chatham, and it is very easy to find a parking spot. It is easy for pedestrians to move around in this neighborhood; most day-to-day needs are very convenient to meet without having to use a vehicle, and there are also a fair number of businesses nearby.