Among the many neighborhoods to live in Chicago are Washington Park and Washington Heights. Respectively located 8 and 14 miles south of the Loop, both areas offer CTA access, affordable housing and more.
Architecture & Parks
Washington Heights boasts the Walter Burley Griffin Place District which includes eight Prairie-style buildings designed by Walter Burley Griffin, who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Similarly, Washington Park’s recreational namesake was designed by New York’s Central Park architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Today, the 300+ acre park screens free movies during the summer. For more fun, check out Jackie Robinson Park in Washington Heights where kids partake in baseball and basketball tournaments as well as community programs.
Once you work up an appetite, enjoy Washington Heights’ eateries which include Jamaican food at Doctor C’s Caribbean Cuisine or various temperatures of dishes at the Kamari Hot & Cold Shop. Soul food awaits patrons in Washington Par’s Rose BBQ while Chicago-style meals can be ordered at BB Pizza King. For those seeking international culture, Washington Park celebrates the African Caribbean International Festival of Life in July as well as Belize Day in the Park each August.
Education & Entertainment
Washington Park is also home to the DuSable Museum of African-American History which provides residents with plays, concerts and lectures—in addition to its regular exhibitions on African artwork and artifacts. After a day at the museum, locals may spend an evening dancing or singing Karaoke at Odyssey II.
Make the Move
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