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Marynook Overview

Marynook is a part of Avalon Park.

Marynook offers a little taste of suburbia right in the city of Chicago. This south side neighborhood is a predominantly residential section of town that provides homeowners with spacious properties and a slightly more suburban setting than most areas in Chicago. Cul-de-sacs and winding roads are a far cry from the typical grid-like layout you see throughout the city. Comfy split-level houses are a stone's throw away from the sprawling, tree-shaded neighborhood park that features several athletic fields, tennis courts and a kiddie spraypool. Downtown commuters and folks heading into the Loop for fun find the Marynook Metra Train station a convenient perk. But anyone who prefers to drive can hop in the car and head over to the Chicago Skyway for a quick trip into the city's center.

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Unlike the majority of Chicago neighborhoods, sections of residential streets in Marynook wind and curve around the private lots creating a characteristically suburban feel. And, unlike in other Chicago neighborhoods, Marynook residents have quite a bit of yard surrounding their homes, which provides a decidedly family-oriented atmosphere to this little south side community. Lawns and gardens are well-tended here, as people seem to take great pride in their little patch of suburbia within the city.

Marynook neighborhood is really split into two distinct housing areas that offer a large selection of single-family homes. The zone nearest Avalon Park boasts good-size homes with sprawling lots that fan out around cul-de-sacs and even butt up to the park itself for a little extra backyard play space. The other residential areas flank either side of the central park region and provide more tightly-packed houses that still have ample green yards, but not to the level of the park subdivision.

In any part of Marynook, homebuyers will find the real estate is predominantly newer models with some classic brick bungalows thrown in the mix. There are even a few townhomes and half-duplexes in the neighborhood priced from $65,000 to $270,000. For the most part, though, residents in Marynook enjoy spacious lots with ample living space and garage parking. From raised ranches to two-story modern layouts, the variety of housing options here suit a wide range of homeowners. With older two-bedroom houses starting around $90,000, and prices for three-story new constructions going up to $350,000, Marynook real estate is meant to cradle Chicagoans from all walks of life with all sorts of budgets.

Marynook History

These days, Marynook is epitomized by attractive single-family homes and a great park, so you would never know that for most of the 19th century this portion of Avalon Park was so swampy that it was uninhabited and used for garbage disposal.

Needless to say, things have changed for the better since those days, and though Marynook is within the official community area of Avalon Park, it has its very own ambiance that encompasses a more recent history than many of Chicago’s neighborhoods. The mostly residential subdivision of Marynook is just a little over 50 years old, built at a time that Chicago was trying to prevent city folk from leaving for the suburbs. That might explain why it has a suburban feel that attracts families who desire more living space, but want to stay within the metropolitan area.

Dream Town Knows Marynook

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

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Schools In The Marynook Area

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

School Type Grade Rating

Avalon Park Elementary School

8045 South Kenwood Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Bouchet Elementary Math & Science Academy

7355 South Jeffery Blvd - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Mann Elementary School

8050 South Chappel Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Neil Elementary School

8555 South Michigan Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Revere Elementary School

1010 East 72nd St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center

8101 South La Salle St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Resurrection Lutheran School

9349 South Wentworth Avenue - private

Preschool - Elementary PK-6

Milburn Alternative School

321 East 84th St - public

Middle - High 7-12

Pnuema Institute

400 West 76th Street - private

High 9-11

Black Magnet Elementary School

9101 South Euclid Ave - public

Elementary - Middle K-8

Deneen Elementary School

7240 South Wabash Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Hirsch Metropolitan High School

7740 South Ingleside Ave - public

High 9-12

Park Manor Elementary School

7037 South Rhodes Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Tanner Elementary School

7350 South Evans Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Ryder Elementary Math & Sci Spec School

8716 South Wallace St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Westcott Elementary School

409 West 80th St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Rescue Missionary Christian School

7740 South Eberhhart (former St. Dorothy School) - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Shabazz International Chrtr Schls

7823 South Ellis Ave - charter

Elementary - High K-12

Sanders Academy of Excellence

115 15th S Prairie Ave - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Gary Comer College Prep

7131 S. South Chicago Ave. - charter

High 9-12

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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