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Union Ridge
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Union Ridge Overview

Union Ridge is a part of Norwood Park.

This family-friendly northwest Chicago neighborhood packs quiet residential areas and a number of unique dining venues into its tree-lined streets. Union Ridge is bisected by the main strip of business along Higgins Road where locals go to dine out, get take out, or spend a night out on the town. Of course, we're not talking wild and crazy clubs or five-star French restaurants here, but for a low-key watering hole or nice, sit-down meal, Union Ridge is top-rated. Staying in for an evening is just as sweet around here. Who doesn't love relaxing in a warm house, surrounded by a neatly trimmed, green grass lot on a long, sidewalk-lined block? Security and comfort abound in Union Ridge, affording residents a sense of tranquility and ease that makes a home in this Chicago neighborhood a prize possession.

Union Ridge History

Nowadays Union Ridge is a pleasant residential neighborhood, but it wasn’t always so densely populated. Back in 1835, there was just one man in the area—a guy named Israel Smith. He constructed a cabin on a ridge and was later joined by his father and brothers. As neighbors began settling the area, they rather sensibly referred to the ridge as 'Smith’s Ridge,' an informal name would ultimately lose out to the title 'Union Ridge' after the Smith clan left the area. But the land the Smiths left behind would eventually make up the neighborhoods of Union Ridge and Big Oaks, nearby Ridgemoor Country Club, and parts of the Harwood Heights suburbs.

Today, the farms, cabins, and even the ridge are gone, and Union Ridge has become a quiet, mostly residential neighborhood. Most businesses, restaurants and stores operate off Higgins Road, the area’s busiest street, which bisects the Chicago neighborhood, leaving ample room for housing.

Dream Town Knows Union Ridge

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

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The Sights of Union Ridge

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Schools In The Union Ridge Area

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

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

Ridgewood Chsd 234 School District

7500 West Montrose Ave

High 9-12
NR

Onahan Elementary School

6634 West Raven St

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
8

Garvy J Elementary School

5225 North Oak Park Ave

Public Elementary - Middle K-8
7

Pennoyer Elementary School

5200 North Cumberland Avenue

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
8

Resurrection High School

7500 West Talcott Avenue

Private High 9-12
NR

New Horizon Center For The Dd

6737 West Forest Preserve Avenue

Private Elementary - High 1-6, 8-12
NR

St Sava Academy

5701 North Redwood Drive

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St Eugene Elementary School

7930 West Foster Avenue

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

New Horizon Center

6737 West Forest Preserve Avenue

Private Elementary - High n/a
NR

Pennoyer School District 79

5200 North Cumberland Ave

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Ebinger Elementary School

7350 West Pratt Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
9

Hitch Elementary School

5625 North Mcvicker Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Brickton Montessori School

8622 West Catalpa Avenue

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St. Thecla

6323 N Newcastle Ave

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Edison Park Elementary School

6220 North Olcott Ave

Public Preschool - Middle PK-8
8

Taft High School

6530 West Bryn Mawr Ave

Public Middle - High 7-12
8

Ridgewood Community High School

7500 West Montrose Ave

Public High 9-12
8

St. Robert Bellarmine School

6036 W Eastwood Ave

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Mary Seat Of Wisdom School

1352 South Cumberland Avenue

Private Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Academy Of St Priscilla At Divine Savior

7750 West Montrose Avenue

Private Preschool - Elementary PK-2
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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