7.2 out of 10

Mount Greenwood

41.6944009060338 -87.7143325659011
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5

"Charming and Safe"

Mount Greenwood, which is neighbored by the charming Beverly neighborhood, is also known as a largely Irish area. Filled with Irish pubs and a jovial community, there is a lot to love about Mount Greenwood. Although it does have a strong residential feeling, it’s not just for locals. If you decide to visit Mount Greenwood, you’ll find a welcoming community that is happy to share their slice of paradise with you.

Lots of homes in the area are noted Frank Lloyd Wright homes, which are certainly worth touring. Mount Greenwood is also home to a large cemetery, which is also its namesake. Overall, I’d consider Mount Greenwood largely residential, very safe, and a nice escape from the skyscrapers and noise of downtown. Perfect for families, you can find plenty of areas to enjoy if you make this charming neighborhood your home.

The community feeling of Mount Greenwood certainly sets it apart from other Chicago neighborhoods. It’s always been one of my favorite areas and friends that live here certainly rave about it. It you’re a Sox fan, this is a great place to be. All in all, this is a great spot in Chicago that is not typical of other areas.
  • Very safe
  • Quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Safe and secure amongst all the police and firefighters"

The first thing to mention about Mount Greenwood is that it’s a safe area. Many policemen and firefighters live in the area, so there’s a great community feeling, where if you got into trouble you know someone would help you. I’ve seen areas where there are good people too scared to act. Not so amongst the brave men and women who’ve chosen to protect and serve.
I mentioned community, and I’d say that’s a very important aspect of Mount Greenwood. In fact, I’d say it may have one of the more tightly knit communities in the city. There are many families who’ve lived there for more than one generation, which speaks well of the good atmosphere.
Schools are certainly a hightlight, as Mount Greenwood is said to be one of the best school districts in Chicago. I personally didn’t go to school there, and I don’t have any children yet, so I can’t say if it’s true, but it certainly looks attractive when you consider where to live.
Dining is relatively laid back, and while you can get some good food, it’ll be a mostly casual affair. The nightlife is similar, although I’d say it’s dominated by all the Irish pubs. I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I know you should at least act like you’re a fan of the White Sox if you want to make friends. I’m Irish too, so that doesn’t hurt.
Overall, Mount Greenwood ranks really high for me if I’m recommending a middle class neighborhood to raise a family in. Safe and friendly, it scores high.
  • Good atmosphere, the safety really makes it feel welcoming
  • Very safe
  • Quiet
  • History of supporting families
  • No shopping for the most part
  • A bit on the boring side
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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