Welcome to Evergreen Park
This peaceful, four-square-mile town located in Cook County, Illinois, is known as “The Village of Churches
.” Evergreen Park is bordered by the city of Chicago from the north, south, and east, with Oak Lawn to its west. This small community is made up mostly of homeowners with fewer renters. With the housing market
being very competitive, this neighborhood is a highly sought-after place to live among small families and professionals. With the median home value of $193,300
, there are many notable architecture firms within reach to design the perfect home for you. nFORMAL design
is a small studio based in Chicago that specializes in architecture, custom-built furniture, and interior design, with a focus on mid-century modern. Davenport Architects
is a small family-owned architecture company that has been in the biz for twenty-five years and focuses on creating homes that mesh well into the community landscape.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Quiet and suburban, Evergreen Park is a perfect residence for small families who enjoy their solitude. Religion is prominent, as there are many houses of worship
available to its locals. The average family and household size are 2-3 people
; professionals and families make up most of this neighborhood’s population. A largely residential area, most people commute to work and nightlife in the neighboring city of Chicago and beyond.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For a special treat, stop by The Original Rainbow Cone
. A third-generation family business established in 1926, they offer their signature rainbow cone combo of five flavors, among many others. Wolf’s Bakery
is a great stop for a slice of lemon fluff cake or a paczki, a traditional Polish jelly donut. For a brew, cocktail, and tasty bar food, check out Tavern in the Green
, a great spot to watch the game and kick back with your buddies. If classic Italian food or a slice of pizza is more your thing, Rosangela’s Pizzeria
is the place to be.
South Side Escape Rooms
is a great spot to use your noggin to solve puzzles and riddles with your friends, coworkers, or any group of people you wish to bond through this team-building activity. The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
is a fun place for a day-trip with the little ones for some hands-on, experience-based education and playtime. Relieve some stress and foster some creativity at “paint and sip” spot Deja Hue
, where you can BYOB and enjoy a girl’s night out or even a unique date night. Grab a bite or do some shopping over at Westport Commons Shopping Center
, which has many options such as Sneaker Villa and Dunkin Donuts.
Things to Do
There are several parks to visit in Evergreen Park, one notable one being Beverly Park
, with its five baseball diamonds, tennis courts, playground, and programs available for children throughout the year. Annual festivities are well within reach in Evergreen Park. South Side Irish Parade
is considered one of the largest St Patrick’s parades outside of Dublin and is a celebration of all things Irish, including faith and tradition. Another notable festival is Fall on the Green
, with its family-friendly atmosphere, which has many features such as a climbing wall, live entertainment, a food tent, and a eurobungy trampoline.
There are several distinguished schools in the community, including: