Pottage Park, Chicago, IL

Population: 64,285

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  • Pottage Park has a Livability Score of 62/100, which is considered below average
  • Pottage Park crime rates are 44% lower than the Chicago average
  • Cost of living in Pottage Park is 2% higher than the Chicago average
  • Pottage Park real estate prices are 10% higher than the Chicago average
  • Rental prices in Pottage Park are 1% lower than the Chicago average

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      It's P-O-R-T-A-G-E Park, not Pottage. It's not near to the city, it's part of the city. Growing up in the 50s and 60s, it was the kind of neighborhood where nobody locked their doors at night because nobody dreamed of walking into a house that wasn't theirs. Schools were good and neighbors sat out on their front porches in the summertime. Kids left home in the morning and nobody worried about their well being. It's still better than many Chicago neighborhoods, but now there are several deadbolts on every door and even that doesn't guarantee safety. A family member who stayed until the early 2000s had a break-in on Christmas Eve night when 2 men literally pulled the back entrance door off, along with its frame. The locks were still intact.
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      I have lived in Pottage Park, Chicago, Illinois for nearly 10 years now. Pottage Park is located on the North-west side of the city of Chicago. The area is famous for its Polish heritage and many architecturally beautiful churches. Pottage Park is mostly a residential area with many homes in the neighborhood.

      With the city of Chicago being so close, there are several fun things to do nearby. Living in Pottage Park, I get the closeness of a small community with big city features. The commute time to Chicago is only around 30 minutes, depending on the day and traffic. One thing that I like to do that is nearby is go to Millennium Park. Millennium Park is more than just a park! There are many architectures and landscape things to see. Several concerts are held at Millennium Park each year, and it is great place for the whole family to go.

      There are several restaurants to eat at in Pottage Park. Some of these restaurants are chain restaurants, like Dairy Queen, and some are just local places. I feel that there is a great combination of both local and chain restaurants. There is a huge variety of the types of foods to get. You can get burgers, to steaks, to sausage.

      The shopping is Pottage Park is plentiful. There are local boutiques to shop at, and there are also many big name retailers. You can find anytime of shop from clothing to home repair stores. If you want more high end shopping, then you can always go into the city of Chicago to find different shops. But, it is nice not having to go into Chicago for basic everyday necessities either.

      The median income for Pottage Park is near the $49,000 mark, and you can tell by the people living here. The homes are pretty basic and so are the people. This makes it a great place for families to live. There are many local schools in Pottage Park all that have a great reputation. The cost of living here is less than in Chicago, but a little more than the national average. Of course, being so close to Chicago you can expect that things will cost a little bit more.
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      Source: The Pottage Park, Chicago, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).