Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Peterson Park and the Nature Center at North Park Village (plus home prices nearby)

Playing with two (of four) of my knuckleheads at the Peterson Park play-lot.  The kids were off school a day last week for teacher conferences. Photo Amalia Rojas, 6 yrs old.
The boathouse!
 Peterson Park field house, play-lot and sports facilities offer a lot to do inside and out. The park district facility located at 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.  Chicago, Illinois 60646 is uniquely hidden back on the large North Park Village complex. Read this great story written early this year about the history of North Park Village.

Good weather minus the sunshine.  It's a great "wilderness" setting to play a peaceful tennis match. There is a large athletic field used for soccer fields and well kept outdoor basketball hoops as well.
The Peterson Park field-house. The North Park Village complex is full of original brick buildings that adds to the aesthetic.
We popped into the Park District building for a bathroom break and table tennis before hitting the nature trail.
We pass a small trail on the way to the Nature Center
I charged the kids with finding the Nature Center building.
Found it!
Matching the artifacts with the descriptions.
Photos along the trail loop.  Lots of space to roam.

Deer walked right up to the trail for a close look.

Lots of places to sit along the trail.
Sales area around Peterson Park and North Park Village

Single family home sales near Peterson Park

About 84 homes have sold in a roughly 4 block radius of the large Peterson Park footprint. The area around the park covers parts of the North Park and Forest Glen community areas. Popular Sauganash and it's well rated schools are serviced by Peterson Park.   The median price of a single family home is about $320,000 within this area. A median price home can be move-in ready but most need updates or tend to a smaller bungalow or Georgian style at the median price.

With inner core neighborhood prices around the city center through the roof all the way out to Lincoln Square and North Center, North Park and Forest Glen (and their parks and schools) look like a pleasant value.

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