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Marynook
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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.

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.


The Sights of Marynook

Marynook Neighborhood Photo
Marynook Neighborhood Photo
Marynook Neighborhood Photo

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Schools In The Marynook Area

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

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

Revere Elementary School

1010 East 72nd St

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Bouchet Elementary Math & Science Academy

7355 South Jeffery Blvd

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Avalon Park Elementary School

8045 South Kenwood Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Mann Elementary School

8050 South Chappel Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
1

Neil Elementary School

8555 South Michigan Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
1

Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center

8101 South La Salle St

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
10

Resurrection Lutheran School

9349 South Wentworth Avenue

Private Preschool - Elementary PK-6
NR

Milburn Alternative School

321 East 84th St

Public Middle - High 7-12
NR

Pnuema Institute

400 West 76th Street

Private High 9-11
NR

Park Manor Elementary School

7037 South Rhodes Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Tanner Elementary School

7350 South Evans Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Ryder Elementary Math & Sci Spec School

8716 South Wallace St

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Westcott Elementary School

409 West 80th St

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
1

Black Magnet Elementary School

9101 South Euclid Ave

Public Elementary - Middle K-8
6

Deneen Elementary School

7240 South Wabash Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Hirsch Metropolitan High School

7740 South Ingleside Ave

Public High 9-12
1

Fermi Elementary School

1415 East 70th St

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Rescue Missionary Christian School

7740 South Eberhhart (former St. Dorothy School)

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Shabazz International Chrtr Schls

7823 South Ellis Ave

Charter Elementary - High K-12
NR

Sanders Academy of Excellence

115 15th S Prairie Ave

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
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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