Jackson Park Highlands – Hidden Gem on Chicago’s South Side

Jackson Park Highlands - Hidden Gem in Chicago

Jackson Park Highlands – Hidden Gem in Chicago

Jackson Park Highlands is a hidden gem on the south side of Chicago.
It sits inside of the larger south shore neighborhood.
The homes in this small neighborhood are absolutely amazing!

Jackson Park Highlands Block

A Jackson Park Highlands block in early Autumn

The Jackson Park Highlands District is a historic district
in the South Shore community area of Chicago, Illinois.
The district was built in 1905 by various architects.
It was designated a Chicago Landmark on October 25, 1989.

It is often regarded as one of three South Side
upper-middle to upper-class neighborhoods, the other two
being Hyde Park to the direct north and Beverly, a little
ways southwest.


The neighborhood is roughly bounded by East 67th Street to
the north, East 71st Street to the south, Cregier
(Named for former Chicago mayor) to the west and Euclid
(named for the famed mathematician) to the east.

Directly north of the neighborhood lies the 18-hole Jackson
Park Golf Course, a part of the Chicago Park District’s
Jackson Park, the third largest park in the city and home
of the 1893 Columbian World Exposition.

To the south lies the former Illinois Central Railroad tracks,
now operated by Metra rail’s Electric Line of trains. To the
east lies Jeffrey Boulevard and across that is the larger
neighborhood of South Shore.


The neighborhood was commissioned in the early 20th century.
Its initial purpose was as a collection of model homes that
would overlook the prized Jackson Park, which had hosted the
World’s Fair less than a decade prior. The neighborhood
featured (and is still present) some of the most innovative
concepts of the time, including large front yard setbacks,
50-foot lot widths, underground utilities, and no alleys.

When Chicago annexed Hyde Park just in time for the 1890 census
(to beat out Philadelphia as the second largest metro-area in
the nation), the Highlands were left under governorship of the
South Shore area.

At the time of the Second World War, the neighborhood saw huge
loss in residence and a destruction of the area was suggested.
With the arrival of the 1970s, the neighborhood again began
to rise as a major thoroughfare of South Side luxury.

It was designated a Chicago Landmark on October 25, 1989.
Houses now range from the $200,00 mark upwards to about $1.5 million.


As of January 22, 2017 there is 1 single family homes on the market
in the Jackson Park Highlands neighborhood. The asking price
is $499,900. The average asking price per square foot is about $106.


Jackson Park Highlands Map

Jackson Park Highlands - Chicago - Map

If you have any questions regarding real estate in the Jackson Park Highlands,
please let me know!

Until the next time,

Mark Killion
Kale Realty
2447 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60614

Office: 312-939-5253
Cell: 773-354-6693

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Some of the above information was taken from
the Wikipedia page on Jackson Park Highlands.
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