Buena Park

Community Area: Uptown

Located within the neighborhood of Uptown, Buena Park is a historic neighborhood located along Lake Shore Drive in downtown Chicago.

The earliest development in the area began in 1887, on the land of Mr. Robert A. Waller. Waller’s original plot of land is presently home to St. Mary of the Lake Church, which has stood for nearly 100 years. Today, the neighborhood is home to scenic tree-lined streets, which provide a welcome contrast to the masses of skyscrapers that characterize much of the surrounding area.

Public education is provided by the Chicago Public Schools system, which offers education to children in grades K-12. Additionally, there are a number of private schools in surrounding neighborhoods, including: the American Islamic College, St. Augustine College, Walt Disney Magnet School, and Harry S Truman College. ‘L’ service is available along the CTA’s Red Line, which offers service at the Sheridan station.

The surrounding area, and in particular Uptown, is one of the city's most popular destinations for music lovers. For rock and hip hop shows, there's the famous Aragon Ballroom and Riviera Theatre. For jazz, it's the legendary Green Mill, an old Capone haunt that Chicago's most notorious gangster tunneled under so he could bring in bootleg whiskey or beat a hasty retreat from the cops. The tunnels still exist. The neighborhood also has a number of independent book stores, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Uptown has a very active resident population that seeks to balance new development with the preservation of the neighborhood's past and diversity.






Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at Sheridan, Wilson


School Districts

City Of Chicago Sd 299


Elementary Schools


High Schools

Data supplied by the National Center for Education Statistics

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Average Sales Price

$280,018

Average Days on Market

70

Sales Prices vs. List Price

97%


Data represents the community area's average over the past 12 months. All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.




First Sip Cafe Heading To Argyle Street  Aug 18th, 2017
First Sip Cafe Heading To Argyle Street

Signs for First Sip Cafe have popped up at 1057 W. Argyle St.

Budlong Hot Chicken, BBQ Supply Co., Norm's Deli Heading To Wilson Avenue  Aug 16th, 2017
Budlong Hot Chicken, BBQ Supply Co., Norm's Deli Heading To Wilson Avenue

Beacon St. Market food hall at 1325 W. Wilson Ave. is slated to open in 2018.

Stevie Ray Vaughan Cover Band To Give Free Concert At Buena Circle Park  Aug 15th, 2017
Stevie Ray Vaughan Cover Band To Give Free Concert At Buena Circle Park

Wall of Denial will perform Thursday.

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