A bustling, cheerful community with friendly neighbors and historic homes.
In North Side Chicago, Norwood Park offers lovely tree-lined streets, winding roads, and friendly neighbors. Norwood Park consists of Old Norwood Park, Oriole Park, Union Ridge, and Big Oaks. This lovely area is one of Chicago's most desirable neighborhoods. It is made up of older residences with plenty of character alongside more modern housing. Many residents are drawn to Norwood Park because of its heavy green foliage and its proximity to the city. Strong community ties and well-kept older residences make the area a great place to establish a home.
The cheerful and active lifestyle in Norwood Park is underscored by the many social ways to enjoy living in the neighborhood. Whether they’re out for drinks for friends, taking kids to sports practice, or getting some fresh air on the trails, the people embrace the verve and vitality the Norwood Park community has to offer.
There are a variety of antique stores, boutiques, and restaurants nestled in Norwood Park. For an incredible pizza, bring your friends and family to Sapori Napoletani, a family business boasting a hand-built wood-fired oven responsible for all the pizzas and several other specialty dishes. For a nostalgic dining experience, head over to SuperDawg, where they serve the best hot dogs, sandwiches, and shakes.
Grab a cold beer while chatting with neighbors at the Newark Nook, a favorite old-school neighborhood pub. You can enjoy a new microbrew or taste a rare whiskey at the Irish American Trinity Pub Chicago, where you’re sure to have a memorable experience no matter the occasion. Home to the Midwest's largest humidor, Norwood Royal Cigars offers the highest quality cigars to every cigar aficionado out there.
The Nice Company specializes in preserving history through products featuring photographs of historical and vintage images, from renowned architecture and landmarks to street scenes and cultural events. Chicagoland Toys and Hobbies is a neighborhood staple that’s been around for 50 years and sells products for model trains, rockets, slot cars, and more.
Nearby golf courses, country clubs, and lush, forested preserves surround the active Norwood community. Caldwell Woods has picnic groves, activity areas, a warming shelter, a sledding hill, and access to the extensive North Branch Trail available. Though small in size, this preserve boasts a wide range of habitats, including Flatwoods, floodplain forests, oak woodlands, and open savannas.
Jefferson Park District established Rosedale Park in 1920 to serve the rapidly growing Northwest community and now serves the community with gymnastics, track and field, and a host of other sporting activities.
In Norwood Park, the Chicago Park District has the only outdoor swimming pool with a water slide, making it a popular destination for swimmers of all ages. Flag football, floor hockey, outdoor soccer, track and field, and tumbling are among the sports offered to youth. As far as cultural offerings go, students can take acting, piano, and music classes. The Norwood Park Dog Park provides the dogs of the community with a fun spot of their own to run free and socialize in a safe environment.
For a bit of history, visit the oldest existing house in Chicago, the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House. The Norwood Park Historical Society runs regular programs featuring authors, game nights, crafts, and other activities of interest to the community.
Residents look forward to the annual Norwood Fall Fest, a fun event with drinks, local businesses, children's activities, food, live music, and entertainment for all ages.
Norwood Park is served by the Park Ridge Community Consolidated School District 64.
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