Neighborhoods for the rest of us: Forest Glen

6200 block, N McClellan Ave, Forest Glen, Chicago

The Forest Glen Community Area encompasses the Northwest Side neighborhoods of Sauganash and Edgebrook, as well as the “micro-neighborhoods” of Middle Edgebrook, North Edgebrook, Old Edgebrook, South Edgebrook and Wildwood. The area that’s commonly referred to as Forest Glen today, however, is a small pocket south of the Indian Road Woods forest preserve, bounded by Metra’s Milwaukee District North line, the Chicago River, and Cicero, Foster, and Forest Glen avenues.

The neighborhood, described by its community club as “Chicago’s Finest,” comprises about 550 homes. The eight that are on the market right now — all single-families — were built between the early ’20s and late ’60s, have two to four bedrooms and one to two baths, and range in price from the $220s (a short sale situation) to the $570s.

To learn more about the neighborhood, visit the Encyclopedia of Chicago, WalkScore, Yelp, and MoveSmart.

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