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Beverly Woods
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Beverly Woods Overview

Beverly Woods is a part of Morgan Park.

Small, tightly-packed and situated on the border of where city meets suburbs, Beverly Woods is a quiet, purely residential neighborhood of brick single-family dwellings and blocks edged by sidewalks. A place Chicagoans can raise their families away from the hectic downtown streets without moving away from the city all together. Sheltered from the busy main drags, Beverly Woods residents love the peacefulness of their pocket-sized community.

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Rows of single-family homes line the orderly residential blocks of Beverly Woods with lot after lot of one- and two-story brick houses. This southwest side neighborhood is small, so homebuilders didn’t waste any space when constructing the residences here. Still the ample green lawns and individual back garages afford a sense of privacy, and the tall, leafy trees shade the sidewalks that edge each property. While the majority of the housing in Beverly Woods is single-family dwellings, there are some low- and mid-rise condominiums along Western Avenue and 117th Street. These typically sell for between $100,000 and $180,000 and usually include a street parking spot for one vehicle. Single-family detached homes in Beverly Woods start in the upper $100,000s for a three-bedroom house. But the range in property prices here is pretty varied because you can also find three- or four-bedroom homes in the neighborhood for as much as $450,000. So, it pays to shop around.


Beverly Woods History

Beverly Woods is a tiny neighborhood on Chicago’s far southwest side. Tucked between Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood (just south of Kennedy Park), this four-block by four-block enclave is considered part of the greater Morgan Park community area.

Morgan Park was intended to be a residential and commercial zone when the Blue Island Land and Building Company purchased the property in 1869. It was their intention to create a residential and commercial district that was self-sufficient and separate from the city of Chicago. They saw their goals achieved in the short-term when Morgan Park incorporated as a township in 1892. This dream was short-lived, however, as almost immediately after the town was granted sovereignty, the pressure was on to become part of the city of Chicago.

Residents of Morgan Park rather liked their status as an independent community, completely separate from their growing neighbor to the north. But alas, with the proposed union came the promise of better schools and improved policing, and area locals could not resist. Subsequently, Morgan Park (including the area that would one day be Beverly Woods) was officially annexed to the city of Chicago in 1914.

Like the rest of the greater Beverly and Morgan Park area, Beverly Woods has benefited from the work of the Beverly Area Planning Association and their annual home tour. This tour has helped existing residents promote the housing developments in their community to attract new families. And the association is front and center when it comes to the historic preservation of the neighborhood’s distinctive Prairie-style architecture. As a result, Beverly Woods has built up a reputation as a solid, safe middle-class neighborhood that offers Chicagoans the comforts of semi-suburban living with all the benefits of the big city just minutes away.


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As Chicago neighborhood experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in Beverly Woods. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your Beverly Woods home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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Schools In The Beverly Woods Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Beverly Woods area.

School Type Grade Rating

Meadow Lane School

11800 South Meadow Lane Drive - public

Elementary 3-5
3

Atwood Heights School District 125

12150 South Hamlin Ave -

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School

3020 West 108th St - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
10

St Christina School

3333 West 110th Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Ridge Academy

2501 West 103rd Street - private

Elementary - Middle 1-8
NR

Tabernacle Christian Academy

1233 West 109th Place - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Chicago Excel Academy High School

1269 West 111th St - public

High 9-12
NR

Hamlin Upper Grade Center

12150 South Hamlin Avenue - public

Middle 6-8
5

Everett F Kerr Middle School

12915 Maple Ave - public

Middle 6-8
3

Burr Oak Elementary School

1440 West 125th St - public

Elementary 3-5
2

Morgan Park High School

1744 West Pryor Ave - public

Middle - High 7-12
4

Shoop Math-Sci Tech Elementary Academy

11140 South Bishop St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Colemon J Elementary Academy

1441 West 119th St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
4

St Walter School

11741 South Western Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Queen Of Martyrs Elementary School

3550 West 103rd Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St Benedict Elementary School

2324 New Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St Cajetan Elementary School

2447 West 112th Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Morgan Park Academy

2153 W 111th St - private

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

Paul Revere Intermediate School

12331 Gregory St - public

Elementary 4-5
4

Clissold Elementary School

2350 West 110th Place - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
4

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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