Pottage Park

Population: 64,285Median home value: $248,275 59 Ranks better than 16% of areas
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A+ Pottage Park Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Pottage Park Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Illinois
Pottage Park
11515% more expensive than the US average
11313% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Pottage Park cost of living
D Pottage Park Crime Total crime is 2% lower than Illinois
Total crime
2,41312% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4212% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Pottage Park crime
D+ Pottage Park Employment Household income is equal to Illinois
Median household income
$59,2227% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$27,0319% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%20% higher than the US average
Pottage Park employment
F Pottage Park Housing Home value is 42% higher than Illinois
Median home value
$248,27534% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9733% higher than the US average
Home ownership
56%11% lower than the US average
Pottage Park real estate or Pottage Park rentals
F Pottage Park Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
28%44% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Chicago K-12 schools or Chicago colleges

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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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Neighborhood Review of Pottage Park, Chicago, Illinois

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).
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