The neighborhood of West Rogers Park is situated in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
West Rogers Park is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the ambience of this part of the city. Overall, it is easy to find energetic places in this part of Chicago. Although the nightlife is limited, there are crowds of people around most of the time. West Rogers Park is fairly good for those who prefer a quiet atmosphere, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some parts can be quite loud, especially near the railway line. Accessing green spaces from most locations within the neighborhood, such as Mather Park and Legion Park, is very easy since there are around 10 of them nearby for residents to explore.
In West Rogers Park, roughly one third of buildings are small apartment buildings, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and single detached homes. This neighborhood also has quite a good selection of unit sizes - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of renters and home owners are about even. This neighborhood experienced its biggest housing boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available homes are from this era.
Home buyers in West Rogers Park will value that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Furthermore, there are a good number of options for those who value nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also a reasonably short distance to a decent choice of clothing stores, for example on Devon Avenue. As far as education is concerned, it is a very short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from anywhere in West Rogers Park. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
West Rogers Park is a very good neighborhood for environmentally friendly transportation options. This area is an extraordinarily pleasant part of Chicago for pedestrians; most daily needs are very convenient to carry out on foot, and there are also a good number of businesses close by. This part of Chicago is quite transit friendly. For example, the neighborhood is connected by around 10 bus lines, and the closest bus stop is typically very close. However, moving around by car is at times difficult in West Rogers Park since the street layout is not very well suited for cars, and most houses for sale are a very long drive from the nearest highway.