West Garfield Park

Community Area: West Garfield Park

Vacant Land in West Garfield Park


About West Garfield Park

West Garfield Park, on Chicago’s West Side immediately west of Garfield Park, is a testament to resilience and community.

Long-time residents appreciate the tight-knit community, convenient transportation, short commute downtown and affordable housing as well as access to the park.

Garfield Park is a true architectural and community gem. The 184-acre urban park’s historic buildings, statues, flower gardens, lagoons and a gazebo are the work of nationally notable designers, architects and artists.

The park’s Golden Dome field house has an Olympic-sized gymnasium, boxing ring, theater and fitness centers. Park visitors also can enjoy picnicking, outdoor concerts and festivals.

The Garfield Park Conservatory offers a quiet respite from the city with a massive greenhouse and activities including kids’ exhibits and special events.

Housing includes predominantly single-family homes, mostly vintage, as well as quaint two-flat and three-flat buildings. There also are larger condominium complexes, offering a variety of affordable options.

The Eisenhower Expressway cuts through the neighborhood, making for easy access to head downtown or the suburbs. The Blue Line is within easy walking distance and the Green Line is accessible as well.

Several elementary and middle schools serve the community. High schools include Marshall Metropolitan, Orr Academy and Manley Career Academy.