Jackson Park Highlands, a historic model neighborhood

In 1905, the Jackson Park Highlands neighborhood was commissioned as a model community featuring some of the most innovative concepts of the time – large front lawns, 50-foot wide lots, driveways instead of alleys, and underground utilities. Today, the area has undergone a renaissance and is a showcase of beautiful homes of various architectural styles.

The Jackson Park Highlands District is in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, home to such notable and historic landmarks as the South Shore Cultural Center and the well-known Jackson Park. Local expert Shirley Amico of Koenig & Strey shares her exceptional knowledge of the neighborhood in this sponsored video.

6909 S Creiger Ave, Jackson Park Highlands, Chicago IL 7007 S Constance Ave, Jackson Park Highlands, Chicago IL


  • This neighborhood is a fantastic hidden gem. Many north siders don’t even know this exists when I mention this neighborhood. Amazing architecture. Another hidden gem is the Madison Park community within the Kenwood neighborhood – many pre-war condo buildings built around a private park.