East Garfield Park, Chicago
|East Garfield Park|
|Community Area 27 - East Garfield Park|
The Garfield Park fieldhouse
Location within the city of Chicago
|• Total||1.94 sq mi (5.02 km2)|
|• Density||11,000/sq mi (4,100/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP Codes||parts of 60612 and 60624|
|Median household income||$24,488|
|Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services|
East Garfield Park is a community area located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Located directly west of the Loop, East Garfield Park was named one of America's most "up and coming neighborhoods" in the March 6, 2007 issue of Business Week. However, the area has long-standing issues with violent crime and property crime; in October of 2014, East Garfield Park was ranked 6th out of 77 Community areas in Chicago in violent crime and 10th among Chicago community areas in property crimes.
Taking its name from the large urban park, Garfield Park, the neighborhood is bordered by Franklin Boulevard on the north, Arthington and Taylor Streets on the south, Hamlin Avenue and Independence Boulevard to the west, and Rockwell Street to the east.
Points of interest
Nearly 20% of the neighborhood is managed by the Chicago Park District, with Garfield Park occupying the northwest corner of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is home to the Garfield Park Conservatory, one of the largest and most impressive conservatories in the United States.
Two of Chicago Transit Authority's train lines, the Blue Line and the Green Line, service this neighborhood. The Green Line has stations at California Ave / Lake St, Kedzie Ave / Lake St, and Central Park Drive / Lake St. The Blue Line has a station in the median of the Eisenhower Expressway with entrances at both Kedzie Ave and Homan Ave.
The neighborhood is also well-served by the CTA's bus service. East-west bus routes include #20 along Madison Street, #126 along Jackson Street, and #7 along Harrison Street. In addition, the #X20 runs eastbound along Warren Street and westbound along Washington Street. North-south bus routes include #94 along California Avenue, #52 along Kedzie Avenue, and #82 along Homan Avenue.
Chicago Public Schools operates district public schools.
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