Tucked away on the far corner of Chicago in a unique topography that includes hills, alley-less streets, and a small-town feel, the neighborhoods of Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood have been stable and in-demand neighborhoods since their inceptions in the early 20th Century.
The mostly residential communities, home to about 62,000 people, have an exceptionally broad mix of housing types from modest brick bungalows to elaborate historic mansions along the curving Longwood Drive. Those housing choices, combined with good transportation and a City of Chicago residency requirement for city workers, have created an economically and racially diverse district with a “village in the city” atmosphere.
The Far Southwest Side has maintained a high level of demand for its housing through a combination of marketing, strong community traditions, welcome kits for new arrivals, and continued investment in both housing and retail by current residents. In the process, the neighborhoods have become increasingly diverse in racial, ethnic and economic mix, while maintaining a solid base of middle-class homeowners. [Excerpted from Summary of Assets]