Buena Park

Buena Park is a hidden gem.  Voted among the 2016 Best Places to Live by Chicago Magazine.

It is blocks from the lakefront, you are close to Wrigley Field and a close walk to the dog park at Montrose Beach.

It is not quite Uptown and not quite Lake View, and that’s exactly what residents like about it. It’s quieter than Lake View or Lincoln Park or Andersonville, but you can get to those places very quickly and conveniently.

While house prices near the lake routinely top $1 million, there are many affordable lakeshore high-rises and vintage low-rise condos. And though Buena Park is only half a mile long and half a mile wide, more than six bus lines run through.

Buena Park is a neighborhood bounded by Montrose Avenue, Irving Park Road, Graceland Cemetery and Lake Shore Drive.

At the core of the neighborhood is the Hutchinson Street Historic District, a tree-lined stretch several blocks long featuring mansions that make up one of the best collections of Prairie-style architecture in the city. It is in sharp contrast to the skyscrapers that populate the area around it. The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Public Transportation: CTA’s Red Line at Sheridan. 36 Broadway & Lake Shore Drive express buses to downtown, including the 146.

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