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North Ravenswood, Hollywood Park, Peterson Park & Rosehill

Los Angeles may have Hollywood but Chicago has Hollywood Park. Bound by Peterson Avenue to the north, Bryn Mawr Avenue to the south, Central Park Avenue to the west and the Chicago River to the east, homeowners here have no need for the Hollywood Hills, when they have scenic riverside paths, and acres and acres (46 in all) of beautiful nature preserves. For those who don't want to be far from the action of big city life but appreciate the calm respite of the suburban vibe, Hollywood Park is an ideal location.

Founded in 1926, Hollywood Park encompasses mostly residential blocks and an expansive park of the same name. The neighborhood was named for Hollywood Avenue, which runs east/west through the area. Much of Hollywood Park's development occurred during the prosperous years following World War II, but it was settled long before that time. Back in the 1800s, German and Swedish farmers took advantage of the rich soil by growing fruits and vegetables here. From its rural beginnings, a substantial number of immigrants who were looking to make a better life in Chicago were drawn to the region. Then, as was happening in the rest of the country, a post-WWII economic boom created a lot of opportunities for home ownership in Hollywood Park. New middle-class families began to move to the neighborhood, where they could enjoy larger homes on a nice piece of property that wasn't too far from downtown Chicago.

Hollywood Park

Single-family homes in Hollywood Park include mid-century brick ranches, split-level houses and new constructions. There is also an inventory of vintage multi-unit properties, condominiums and other residential buildings. And for those who welcome the quiet of a suburban setting without having to spend hours commuting to and from downtown, Hollywood Park is idyllic, especially because it is situated on the banks of the North Shore Channel. And, just across the street from the riverbank is the neighborhood's namesake park, which has been enjoyed by generation after generation of Hollywood Park residents. And people who recall those evenings at the drive-in can get the same outdoor film fun (minus being locked in a car) when you spread out a blanket and enjoy Hollywood Park's summertime Movies in the Park.

Hollywood Park is a tight community with an assembly hall for town meetings and theatrical productions - looks like you won't need to go downtown to get in your live performance entertainment! With its picturesque surroundings, reasonably-priced housing market and quiet residential side streets, Hollywood Park fits the bill as one of Chicago loveliest neighborhoods for families, empty nesters, and everyone in between.

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Dining in North Ravenswood, Hollywood Park, Peterson Park & Rosehill

Charcoal Delights
3139 W. Foster
Cuisine: Barbeque
Garden Buffet
5347 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: American
Hidden Cove Bar
5336 N. Lincoln
Hollywood Lounge
3301 W. Bryn Mawr
Fireside Restaurant
5739 N. Ravenswood
Martino's Restaurant and Pizzeria
3431 W. Peterson
Marilou's Restaurant and Lounge
3357 W. Peterson
Rancho Luna Cuban Cuisine
3357 W. Peterson
Cuban Island
3446 W. Peterson
Mee Mah Chinese Cuisine
4032 W. Peterson Ave.

Resources in North Ravenswood, Hollywood Park, Peterson Park & Rosehill

Swedish Convenant Prepaid Medical
2740 W. Foster

Schools in North Ravenswood, Hollywood Park, Peterson Park & Rosehill

Bais Yaakov
6122 N. California
Budlong Elementary
2701 W. Foster
Clinton Elementary
6110 N. Fairfield
Jamieson Elementary
5650 N. Mozart
Northside College Prep
5501 N. Kedzie
St. Hillary's School
5614 N. Fairfield
St. Timothy's School
6330 N. Washtenaw