West Garfield Park is a neighborhood within Chicago, Illinois.
West Garfield Park offers a vast selection of green spaces to enjoy, despite its sometimes busy feel. There are a few public green spaces close by for residents to visit and they are very well-distributed, making it easy to get to them. Finally, this neighborhood has many sections that are very serene and quiet, although other spots can be noisy, especially around one of the railway lines.
Duplexes are the predominant housing type, representing roughly 45% of the dwellings in West Garfield Park, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and single detached homes. Most of the housing growth in this neighborhood occurred pre-1960. This area is primarily composed of two bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly 70% of the units in the neighborhood are occupied by renters and 30% are occupied by owners.
It is especially convenient to reach the nearest grocery store on foot from any location in this area. Kostner Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. Likewise, West Garfield Park is a good place in which to eat out, for instance along Pulaski Road, and house buyers are served by a few cafes as well. A reasonable variety of clothing stores is also situated within a rather short walking distance, for example on Madison Street. In terms of education, both primary and secondary schools are very easy to get to on foot from anywhere in West Garfield Park.
This neighborhood presents property owners with several alternative modes of transportation. Residents can depend on public transit to navigate West Garfield Park as a result of Cicero Station with access to the Green Line, and a few nearby bus lines. Moving around by car is also easy in West Garfield Park. The majority of houses for sale are a short drive from the closest highway, such as Interstate 290. Physically active property owners will welcome the very walk-friendly character of West Garfield Park; meeting day-to-day needs is straightforward on foot, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well.