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Belmont Terrace
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

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.

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Architectural genres in Belmont Terrace range from the distinctly Chicago-style brick bungalow to new construction two-story houses, with several smaller frame homes tucked in between. Even though the ambiance of this northwest side subdivision is much more spacious and suburban than its sister neighborhoods to the east, the real estate in Belmont Terrace is pretty tightly packed on long narrow lots that still provide front and back yards and plenty of room for the kids, or the dog, to run around and play.

The streets here are typically quiet, lined with an abundance of trees and edged by well-kept sidewalks. A system of back-alley service roads allow residents to access their garages and garbage trucks to pick up the trash. Really, your standard Chicago neighborhood infrastructure, right down to the grid layout.

The trend of putting up new condominiums hasn’t hit Belmont Terrace, instead the majority of the condo units in the neighborhood occupy older low-rise buildings that start in the low $100,000s for a one-bedroom unit with a street parking spot. Two-bedroom places with a garage parking space sell for as high as $250,000. Detached single-family homes in Belmont Terrace, on the other hand, are much more diverse in character and age. There are vintage farmstead-style houses with beautiful exterior stonework and brand new models with modern amenities including granite kitchen counter tops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, not to mention the finished basements, sometimes with built-in bars. Generally speaking, the price for a two- or three-bedroom house in Belmont Terrace neighborhood ranges between the low $200,000s and the mid to upper $300,000s. Larger homes, or ones that have undergone major interior renovations, typically sell for between $350,000 and $720,000 in this part of the city.

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.

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Schools In The Belmont Terrace Area

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

School Type Grade 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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