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Cottage Grove Heights
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Cottage Grove Heights Overview

Cottage Grove Heights is a part of Pullman.

Quiet and small, this south side residential neighborhood holds strong community ties and block after block of modest ranches, providing comfortable living for families of all sizes. Green lawns go as far as the eye can see in Cottage Grove Heights, which favors private houses over multi-unit buildings. Most folks here enjoy all the perks of owning their own home like backyard barbecues and planting flower gardens in the spring.

Cottage Grove Heights History

Cottage Grove Heights was settled and incorporated into Chicago thanks in part to the railroad—specifically, the rail car building industry.

During the 1800s, George Pullman, the creator of the Pullman Palace Car (the comfortable sleeping and parlor cars for passenger trains), built a plant south of the city to manufacture his cars. So what if this Pullman guy put up a factory, you say? Well, we’d say the same thing if that had been all.

However, in addition to the large plant, Pullman built an entire company town that provided a place for his employees and their families to live—talk about short commute times! This planned community, aptly named Pullman, was heralded as an enormous success and garnered a number of "world’s best town" awards. Eventually, poor wages and high (company controlled) rents led to worker strikes, which then led to the government stepping in and selling the town of Pullman to Chicago in 1898. Even after the land became part of the city, the Pullman area was considered a very nice place to live. As a result, smaller residential enclaves sprung up around it, such as Cottage Grove Heights.

The Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood was named after Cottage Grove Avenue, which forms the western border of the community. The road was a former Native American trail that was dubbed Cottage Grove Avenue by Charles Cleaver. Cleaver was a wealthy factory owner who was in the smelly soap and lard-rendering business, which was (at the time) luckily located in a remote territory south of Cottage Grove Heights. As part of his numerous land holdings, Cleaver named Cottage Grove Avenue after the grove of trees that surrounded a cottage on his property.

Today Cottage Grove Heights remains pretty much what it was in its inception—a quiet residential neighborhood with tight neighborly ties and a reasonably diverse makeup. Commercial developments have been pretty sparse in the area, but it does provide a pleasant place to live, with easy access to other parts of the city.

Dream Town Knows Cottage Grove Heights

As Chicago neighborhood experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in Cottage Grove Heights. 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 Cottage Grove Heights home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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Schools In The Cottage Grove Heights Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Cottage Grove Heights area.

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

Bennett Elementary School

10115 South Prairie Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Avalon Park Elementary School

8045 South Kenwood Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Kipling Elementary School

9351 South Lowe Ave

Public Elementary - Middle K-8
5

Neil Elementary School

8555 South Michigan Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
1

St Helena Of The Cross

10115 South Parnell Avenue

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Resurrection Lutheran School

9349 South Wentworth Avenue

Private Preschool - Elementary PK-6
NR

Banner Academy South High School

2330 East 99th Street

Private High 9-12
NR

Milburn Alternative School

321 East 84th St

Public Middle - High 7-12
NR

Black Magnet Elementary School

9101 South Euclid Ave

Public Elementary - Middle K-8
6

Burnham Elementary Inclusive Academy

9928 South Crandon Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

St. John de la Salle School

10212 S. Vernon

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Rescue Missionary Christian School

7740 South Eberhhart (former St. Dorothy School)

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Sanders Academy of Excellence

115 15th S Prairie Ave

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Butler College Prep

821 E. 103rd St.

Charter High 9
6

John Amos George College Preparatory

8736 South Blackstone Avenue

Private Preschool - High PK-12
NR

Together In Love Academy

10237 South State Street

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Greater Pleasant Valley College Preparatory

910 East 83rd Street

Private Preschool - High PK-12
NR

Greater Mt Avery Prep

10558 South Wentworth Avenue

Private Elementary - High 1, 4, 7, 11
NR

Ashe Elementary School

8505 South Ingleside Ave

Public Elementary - Middle K-8
2

Schmid Elementary School

9755 South Greenwood Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

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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