9.0 out of 10

Forest Ave, Hammond

41.5873930043043 -87.5236461990382
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Historic"

The Forest Southview Historic District is located directly south of the Forest Moraine Historical District and north of the Indi-Illi Park Historic District. Both of which are part of a larger grouping of six districts which hug the state line area of the city. One of a much larger collection of neighborhoods which came about during the early part of twentieth century in response to the city's expansive growth. The area's historical dwellings reflect many of the more popular architectural styles of the time period.

Much like the Glendale Park Addition, the Forest Southview area was platted out an a very exclusive neighborhood for the city's more wealthy residents. Expansive large sized lots front a wide two block long curving road, which runs the entire length of the subdivision. Although several homes do face Hohman and State Line Avenues. Lush mature landscaping and deep setbacks from the street and the large grand scale of many of the homes, surely gives the district a feeling of great wealth and affluence.


The Forest-Ivanhoe Historic District is located just south of the Roselawn-Forest Heights Historic District. This area of Hammond is comprised of six of the city's historical districts. These districts all border each other and stretch from 165th Street south all the way to just south of 173rd Street.

This relatively small residential neighborhood is one of a number that came about during the first few decades of the early twentieth century. Just as the city of Hammond began to prosper as a leading industrial and commercial center of the Calumet Region.

This area is host to many fine and elegant examples of period revival style architecture, with a large majority of them being built by one of the city's most renown architects.

Mr. L. Cosby Bernard Sr. a native of Kentucky designed many of the city's public buildings including the Hammond Civic Center, Hammond Technical-Vocational High School (now Area Career Center), Woodmar Country Club, Hansen, Rupp and Sawyer Library Branches of the Hammond Public Library.

Bernard also designed more than fifteen private residences. Many of which are located along Hohman and Forest Avenues, just south of 165th Street. The Peter F. Murphy Home at 47 - 173rd Place shows us Bernard's interpretation of the Colonial Revival style. The Edward C. Minas Sr. Home (of the department store fame) located at 7326 Forest Avenue was designed in Bernard's favorite style of architecture the Tudor Revival.

Several other fine examples of period revival styled architecture, the English Cottage and the Colonial Revival can also be found interspersed among the more elaborate, architect designed residences.
Pros
  • Low cost of living
  • Historic, beautiful homes, mature trees
  • close to chicago and all expressways
Cons
  • borders Illinois
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

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