Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

mendelman

Garfield Ridge - Chicago neighborhood (many pictures)

2 posts in this topic

So, I had to take my mother-in-law to Midway airport in May 2005, and I was able to drive thorugh one of Chicago's outer neighborhoods - Garfield Ridge (far southwest side). It mainly consists of 1950s-60s single family ranch and cape cod houses with the main commercial corridor along W. Archer, which is mostly single story and (mostly) pedestrian oriented (with parking to rear or back).

It has been very stable over the years and is starting to gain popularity because of its location (next to Midway and easy access to I-55) and the quality of the housing stock.

The following gives you a good idea of the general composition and architecture. The neighborhood was platted in the 1920s (I presume) so the urban form is relatively "urban" (30 feet by 125 foot lots with alleys).

Here's an aerial of the neighborhood:

1418Garfield_Ridge1.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_044.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_045.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_043.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_042.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_041.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_035.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_034.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_033.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_032.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_031.jpg

I particularly like this one - it's very original

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_030.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_029.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_021.jpg

Did I mention there are many immigrants in this neighborhood - Polish, I think. ;-)

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_020.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_019.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_018.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_017.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_015.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_014.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_013.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_007.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_006.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_002.jpg

1418Garfield_Ridge_050704_008.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I can see why this area of Chicago has been stable and now growing. Its very charming. I like it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.