Tucked away in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, Buena Park is a remarkable neighborhood for those looking for an affordable home by the lake. Buena Park boasts a rich architectural history which includes the Hutchinson Street Historic District – a mansion-lined street that features exemplary Prairie-style architecture – and has a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. As a resident of the neighborhood who knows the community well, Buena Park is vibrant with friendly neighbors, successful businesses and long-standing restaurants.
The neighborhood features plenty of green space and tree-lined streets, easy access to transportation, and a plethora of entertainment options including Bar on Buena, Michael’s Original Pizzeria and Tavern, Dollop Coffee Company, the new Klein’s Bakery and Café, Chicago Public Library: Uptown Branch, All Strength Training and more. Residents also have easy access to Sydney R. Marovitz golf course on the other side of Lake Shore Drive. For more neighborhood gems, check out Chicago Travels.
The Buena Park Neighbors Association plays an active role in the neighborhood and organizes activities such as neighborhood cleanups, quarterly membership meetings, and events such as movies in the park, concerts, and family fun events.
The neighborhood has three primary and secondary schools including the top rated Walk Disney Magnet School, the Park View Montessori School and St. Mary of the Lake Catholic School. The public schools in Buena Park are part of City of Chicago School District 299.
The neighborhood has no shortage of cute pets and, at the end of Buena Ave., you can take your dog to Challenger Dog Park.
REAL ESTATE MARKET HISTORY AND CURRENT CONDITIONS
Buena Park was recently named a top neighborhood to watch in 2018 by Urban Matter Chicago, due to population growth and increases in business developments and proposals. The neighborhood is predominantly known for it’s vintage three-story buildings, but there has been some recent activity with new-builds as well. The housing market ranges from $150,000 for a studio to $2 million mansions. The majority of the vintage condominiums in Buena Park are valued between $150,000 and $370,000. Currently, the average price per square foot is at $217.
BUENA PARK’S BOUNDARIES
Buena Park is located south of W. Montrose Avenue, north of W. Irving Park Rd., with the lake to the east and just beyond N. Kenmore Ave. to the west.