People move to Chicago and its suburbs for a variety of reasons, whether it be a change of job or school, or simply a desire for a change of scenery.
Each family has its own list of reasons, as well as what they are looking for. Some people need space, others need access to museums and parks, etc., and still others want to live within walking distance of a good library.
“We have 77 different neighborhoods in Chicago, and they are all unique,” says Nikea Pippion McGriff of Dream Town Realty. “They all serve different purposes and suit different families.”
We present 10 districts of the city, which are not only interesting to visit with your family, but also comfortable to live in.
- Median home value: $793,004.
- Number of parks: 3 (Horner Park, Revere Park, Clark Playlot Park).
- Family Fun: CIBC Fire Pitch, Waveland Bowl, Windy City Ninjas, Present Place.
- Best School: Bell Elementary (Public).
- Median home value: $475,059.
- Number of parks: 8 (Jane Byrne Park, Seneca Park, Lake Shore Park, Milton Lee Olive Park, Polk Bros. Park, Bennett Park, River Esplanade Park, Rosenbaum Perennial Garden).
- Family Fun: Navy Pier, Lakefront Trail, Polk Bros. Park, Magnificent Mile, Museum of Contemporary Art School.
- Best School: Ogden International School (Public).
- Median home value: $594,382.
- Number of parks: 6 (Bowmanville Gateway Garden, West Andersonville Community Garden, Andersonville Playlot Park, Mellin Playlot Park, Cochran Playground Park, Bromann Park).
- Family Fun: Swedish American Museum, Andersonville Midsommarfest, George’s Ice Cream, Women & Children First.
- Best School: Chicago Waldorf (Private).