East Garfield Park
Located 4 Miles West of The Loop.
Neighborhoods include: East Garfield Park, Fifth City, Lawndale, Homan Square
Zip Codes Include: 60624, 60612
East Garfield Park is part of the Chicago West Side area. Located directly in the path of gentrification heading westward from 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, since the housing market has slowed nationwide, the gentrification of East Garfield Park is expected to take several years.
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.
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.
• Total 20,567
• Density 11,000/sq mi (4,100/km2)
• White 3.39%
• Black 90.9%
• Hispanic 4.13%
• Asian 0.40%
• Other 1.17%