5.1 out of 10


41.7425500679477 -87.7315379591525
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"A little suburban, a little urban, a little noisy"

Scottsdale is an interesting neighborhood in Chicago. On the one hand, it looks at times like the suburbs. There are a number of homes on cul-de-sacs, a number of good sidewalks that provide one of the better modes of transportation, since there are few cabs, and plenty of parking. Oddly, for all the parking, there's a lot of traffic, at least on some of the streets that border other neighborhoods.


I didn't find much outside of a few chain type restaurants(like Applebee's) although I do enjoy Mattson's Steak House once in a while. It isn't one of the higher end steak joints in Chicago, but you can get a pretty decent meal there.


Shopping in the neighborhood is okay. There is the Scottsdale Shopping Center, although if I was in the area with a car, I'd go just north to the Ford City Mall, which is a lot bigger. If you lived in the area, you wouldn't be starved for a day of shopping.


No nightlife to speak of. I don't personally go out drinking at Applebee's. There are a few local bars, but you can find better elsewhere.
Rainey Park is halfway decent also, but again, there are better places to go for a walk or run in Chicago. I mention it if you're thinking of moving to the area. At least there would be something nearby for you to use.
  • Affordable housing
  • Decent parks
  • Nice mix of various types of neighborhoods
  • Boring, no nightlife
  • Kinda suburban
  • Lots of traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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