South of the Loop, you’ll find single-family dwellings with private garages in Parkview and Park Manor. Yet Peterson Woods offers even more space. The small northwest neighborhood is big on beauty with its natural preserve of the North Shore Channel and Legion Park. Add excellent schools and sturdy homes to the mix and you can see why it’s called a “Secret Haven of Chicago.”
For those seeking taquerias and cantinas as well as art galleries and outdoor festivals, journey two miles south of Downtown to Pilsen where refurbished residences and fixer-uppers await some DIY TLC.
Bookworms, professors and students will like Peterson Park which is located near North Park and Northeastern Universities, some 13 miles northwest of the Loop. Here, you’ll find a variety of homes, from English Tudors to classic Chicago bungalows. Of course, if you’re into books, you may want to move to Printers Row which hosts one of the nation’s largest book fairs. Within walking distance to the Loop, the area also offers a farmers’ market as well as a variety of hip habitats—from condos and lofts to half duplexes and townhouses.
Eight miles northwest of the heart of the city is Portage Park, home to hearty bakeries as well as parks and bars, shops and a movie theater, and of course a multitude of brick homes, two-flats and apartment buildings.
Whether you choose to move to neighborhood with suburban-like sprawl or an urban atmosphere, Golan’s Moving and Storage can help transport your furniture. The popular moving company has been safely relocating people since 1990—be it on a local, national or international scale.