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Belmont Terrace
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Belmont Terrace Overview

Belont Terrace is a part of Dunning.

Belmont Terrace is a small neighborhood on the far northwest side of Chicago, enveloped in nature and quiet residential avenues. Located between several large park-like cemeteries and one of the city's most expansive forest preserves, Belmont Terrace feels more like rural woodland than urban metropolis. Timeless bungalows and more contemporary two-stories offer homebuyers their choice of living style. You can even find a vintage farmhouse here if you like. And on top of prime real estate, golf enthusiasts will be thrilled by Belmont Terrace's proximity to one of the city's top public golf courses.

Belmont Terrace History

Large-scale development of Belmont Terrace didn’t really take off until the late 20th century. During most of the 1800s, the area shared the fate of the neighboring suburbs of Harwood Heights and Norwood which entailed nothing more than farmland and an agrarian lifestyle. Streets remained unpaved and muddy until the 1920s, goats were herded, and residents lived mostly in log cabins.

Soon after World War II, as cities nationwide watched a mass exodus of families to the suburbs, development began speeding up in the outlying settlement. The population of Belmont Terrace rapidly increased as roads were paved, utilities were added, and the neighborhood was annexed by Chicago. In the 1970s and ‘80s, the revival and growth of the adjacent communities of Belmont Heights and Dunning directly spilled over into Belmont Terrace, with widespread expansion in residential, institutional and commercial real estate.

Originally inhabited by European immigrant populations, the demographic makeup of Belmont Terrace has changed considerably in the last few decades. Many of the second-generation Polish Americans have left the neighborhood, replaced by younger families who are largely Latino in heritage. By the 1990s, Belmont Terrace became known among golf enthusiasts and nature lovers alike (Indian Boundary Golf Course and Forest Preserve is next door) as a quiet, peaceful community where residents can enjoy all of the benefits of the suburbs while living in the city.

The Sights of Belmont Terrace

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Schools In The Belmont Terrace Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Belmont Terrace area.

20 schools in area
School Type Level Grade(s) Rating

Ridgewood Chsd 234 School District

7500 West Montrose Ave

High 9-12
NR

Bridge Elementary School

3800 North New England Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
8

Guerin College Prep High School

8001 Belmont Avenue

Private High 9-12
NR

Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401

8201 West Fullerton Ave

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

Dever Elementary School

3436 North Osceola Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Elmwood Elementary School

2319 North 76th Ave

Public Elementary 1-6
6

East Leyden High School

3400 Rose St

Public High 9-12
6

Rhodes Elementary School

8931 Fullerton Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
4

Small World Learning Center

2915 Maple Street

Private Elementary K
NR

Rhodes School District 84-5

8931 Fullerton Ave

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Schiller Park School District 81

9760 Soreng Ave

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Canty Elementary School

3740 North Panama Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
9

Elmwood Park High School

8201 West Fullerton Ave

Public High 9-12
8

Ridgewood Community High School

7500 West Montrose Ave

Public High 9-12
8

Lincoln Middle School

9750 Soreng Ave

Public Middle 6-8
7

St Cyprian Elementary School

2561 Clinton Street

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St. Francis Borgia School

3535 N Panama Ave

Private Preschool - Middle PK-9
NR

Guerin Prep High School

8001 Belmont Avenue

Private High 9-12
NR

Academy Of St Priscilla At Divine Savior

7750 West Montrose Avenue

Private Preschool - Elementary PK-2
NR

Leyden Chsd 212 School District

3400 Rose St

High 9-12
NR

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.

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