Independence Park, Chicago

Independence Park IL Real Estate, Independence Park Area and Community Information



Irving Park is a community that is located in Northeastern Chicago, and Independence Park is a neighborhood that is within Irving Park. Not to be confused with the community park that has also been dubbed Independence Park, the neighborhood of Independence Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Irving Park.

History of Independence Park

In about 1907, the residents of Irving Park petitioned their mayor for a park where they could have fun and hold celebrations during the year. The community's park commission inspected various potential properties and settled on property located near a middle-class neighborhood that included Hamlin, Bryon and Springfield streets.

The park was named Independence Park. Over time, the area became quite popular, and several homes and businesses were built around the park. Other additions around the park included several gardens, a public swimming pool, a golf course and a church. While the park remains in Irving Park, the area around the park was given the designation as a neighborhood in 1930 and named Independence Park in honer of the park.

Parks and Recreation

As an Independence Park home buyer, you will enjoy easy access to several beautiful parks located in and around the neighborhood. Of course, the most popular park among residents of Independence Park homes is Independence Park. This park offers many fabulous amenities including a playground, swimming pool, ball fields, a gymnasium, horseshoe pits and tennis courts.

Another great park that is a short distance from Independence Park IL homes is Horner Park located on West Montrose Avenue. This park features such great amenities as playground equipment, softball and baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, a nature area, picnic shelters, and a recreational building. Other parks near Independence Park real estate include Kilbourn Park, Revere Park and Gross Park.

Attractions and Activities

If you are looking for fun attractions near Independence Park properties, you will not have to search far. There are several terrific attractions here, and some of the more popular family-oriented ones are the Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze and the Pump it Up Party Zone.

Looking for some intriguing historical attractions near Independence Park homes for sale? If so, be sure to check out the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, the Field Museum, Chicago's History Museum and Jane Adam's Hull House Museum. If you are looking for some of the best places to eat in Independence Park, try Olga's Delicatessen, West River Cafe, Sabatino's Restaurant and Lounge, and Brasa Roja.

Special Events in Independence Park

When you choose to purchase real estate in Independence Park, you will be able to participate in a number of special events held near the neighborhood during the year. One such event is the Annual Festival del Taco, which takes place in late May and early June. Highlights of this event include live music, carnival rides and delicious Mexican food.

Another special event that takes place near Independence Park homes is the 79th Street Renaissance Festival. This event is held in September and features live entertainment, a petting zoo, carnival rides, free lunch for seniors and discounts at various local stores. Other noteworthy events held near Independence Park include the Shock Top Oyster Fest, City Made Fest and the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

Finding a great place to live in Illinois is not hard when you call Tom Brandt. There are many homes for sale in Independence Park, and you are sure to find one that will fulfill your home-owning dreams. Call Tom Brandt today and make your dreams come true! 

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