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Mount Greenwood
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Mount Greenwood Overview

This southwest side Chicago neighborhood, surrounded by suburbs and cemeteries, is a small town in a big city built on a blue-collar work ethic and pride in home and family. Mount Greenwood residences are mainly comprised of detached split-levels, raised ranches and two-story houses – with a select few multi-unit buildings available as well. Outside the homestead, Mount Greenwood inhabitants gather at the local hangouts. A few neighborhood grills and taverns are the hotspots for getting some grub and communing with regulars. Despite its unassuming nature, Mount Greenwood is on the ball with fresh fads like a vegetarian diner that serves up all the best in meatless meals. However, an old-timey saloon takes the ball in the other direction, keeping things conventional.   

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After a period of population decline, Mount Greenwood has become a popular neighborhood for families again. Situated close to the suburbs, it attracts many Chicagoans who want a little more peace and quiet, but enjoy being part of a bigger city. Many Chicago police officers and firefighters have settled in the area, which other residents like as they know their streets are safe and houses secure. This southwest side neighborhood features varying architectural styles that include older homes, new constructions and rehabbed dwellings. Most properties are situated on good-sized lots that offer residents room enough for planting colorful flowerbeds and planning backyard barbeques. From split-level houses to raised brick ranches to traditional two-story homes with modest front porches, Mount Greenwood has a large selection of housing options that suit an assortment of lifestyles and budgets.

Mount Greenwood History

Mount Greenwood, on Chicago’s far southwest side, was named by George Waite in 1879 when he received an 80-acre land grant from the state. Waite didn’t waste time trying to come up with some fancy title for his newly acquired property—he simply called it Mount Greenwood—the first part referring to the ridge that runs through the neighborhood, and the second part describing the trees that topped this ridge. Makes sense.

But the area was not only known as Mount Greenwood, it was also cleverly nicknamed by locals 'Seven Holy Tombs,' which referred to the several cemeteries that surrounded the community—which happened to be eight in number, not seven…um, okay. Anyway, as a result of the many funerals passing through Mount Greenwood, taverns and restaurants cropped up to serve mourners. At the start of the 20th century pro-temperance movement, Protestant groups tried to make Mount Greenwood dry. Their crusade officially ended when Mount Greenwood incorporated as a town in 1907 and elected to remain 'wet.' Mount Greenwood enjoyed two decades as its own township, but was voted into annexation with Chicago in 1927. Like many other communities annexed to Chicago, Mount Greenwood was hoping this new union would provide the community with better public services. It did eventually, but it would be another 10 years before sewers and paved streets arrived in the area and even longer for street curbs and gutters.

Mount Greenwood was settled by German and Dutch farmers in the late 1800s, who were later followed by European immigrants from Scandinavia, the British Isles and Poland. The neighborhood experienced great population growth during the post-WWII baby boom. This led to a rise in demand for residential housing, and the increase in the number of families created the need for more parks and schools during the 1950s and’60s. A lacking industrial base in the area failed to sustain the neighborhood’s labor demand, however, and the population began a decline that would last throughout the 1970s and’80s. These days Mount Greenwood remains a blue-collar community that happens to be home to a number of Chicago’s finest—city police officers and firefighters—making it a safe and secure community for many Chicago families.

The Sights of Mount Greenwood

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Schools In The Mount Greenwood Area

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

School Type Grade Rating

Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123

4201 West 93rd St -

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Keller Elementary Gifted Magnet School

3020 West 108th St - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
10

Southeast Elementary School

9800 South Francisco Ave - public

Elementary K-6
6

J M Hannum Elementary School

9800 South Tripp Ave - public

Elementary K-5
5

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

Evergreen Park Esd 124 School District

9400 South Sawyer Ave -

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

H L Richards High Sch(Campus)

10601 Central Ave - public

High 9-12
6

Evergreen Park High School

9901 South Kedzie Ave - public

High 9-12
8

Sward Elementary School

9830 Brandt Ave - public

Elementary K-5
8

Most Holy Redeemer Elementary School

9536 South Millard Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Queen Of Martyrs Elementary School

3550 West 103rd Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

South Side Baptist School

5220 West 105th Street - private

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

St. Bernadette School

9311 South Francisco Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Aquinas Academy

9003 South Kostner Avenue - private

High 9
NR

Joseph Academy At Hometown

9003 South Kostner Avenue - private

Elementary - High n/a
NR

Evergreen Park Chsd 231 School District

9901 South Kedzie Ave -

High 9-12
NR

Hometown Elementary School

8870 South Duffy Ave - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-5
6

Br Rice High School

10001 South Pulaski Road - private

High 9-12
NR

St Germaine School

9735 South Kolin Avenue - 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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