Englewood

The Neighborhood Of Englewood

Englewood residents have long said that theirs is a forgotten community. For at least a decade, redevelopment has lingered at this South Side community’s doorstep, with an occasional nonprofit developer giving the neighborhood a look. All along, residents and developers agreed that the neighborhood has many of the necessary assets for revival.

It is favorably located, amply convenient to downtown Chicago. Its borders are roughly Wentworth, 55th Street, the Belt Railway near Halsted Street, and 76th Street. Racine divides Englewood from West Englewood at Racine, and that western community ends at the Penn Central Railroad, sharing the same north-south borders as Englewood.

While no two blocks are exactly alike, at least half of Englewood’s abandoned or dilapidated houses have rehab potential, and there are ample vacant lots waiting for construction of new housing. Most of the neighborhood’s houses are brick or frame bungalows. Amid them an occasional grand old relic still stands with wraparound porch, turrets, and massive windows. Inspired by federal Community Reinvestment Act requirements, lenders have revisited the neighborhood in recent years. Increased lending from banks and financing by nonprofit groups have begun to spark what residents now hope is a long-awaited resurgence.

For years Lindblom Technical High School’s less than 4 percent dropout rate remained lower then other schools in the area. But only in recent years did the Board of Education decide to preserve the school at 62nd and Wolcott in West Englewood with a $500,000 budget renew much of its structure. A new science lab is being built, and the school’s wiring is being updated to afford contemporary technical equipment. Half of the money will buy new learning resources, almost entirely replacing its books. A new curriculum will include pre-medicine, pre-law, business finance and engineering, and Lindblom will no longer accept students from the lower two-thirds of their class. Englewood is a neighborhood on the mend; it has a long road ahead, but with the strength and determination of its residents, it is certain to prevail and return itself to its once-great status.

Schools:

School Address Phone Grade
Banneker Elementary School 6656 S Normal Blvd, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3020 Elementary Schools
Bond Elementary School 7050 S May St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3480 Elementary Schools
Bond Elementary School 7050 S May St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3480 Elementary Schools
Guggenheim Elementary School 7141 S Morgan St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3587 Elementary Schools
Jesse Sherwood School 245 W 57th St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-0829 Elementary Schools
Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3050 Elementary Schools
Oliver Wendell Holmes School 955 W Garfield Blvd, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-9025 Elementary Schools
Perkins Bass School 1140 W 66th St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3275 Elementary Schools
Reed Elementary School 6350 S Stewart Ave, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3075 Elementary Schools
Stagg Elementary School 7424 S Morgan St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3565 Elementary Schools
Wentworth Elementary School 6950 S Sangamon St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3394 Elementary Schools
Paul Robeson High School 6835 S Normal Blvd, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3800 High Schools
Banneker Elementary School 6656 S Normal Blvd, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3020 Middle Schools
Bond Elementary School 7050 S May St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3480 Middle Schools
Guggenheim Elementary School 7141 S Morgan St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3587 Middle Schools
Perkins Bass School 1140 W 66th St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3275 Middle Schools
Reed Elementary School 6350 S Stewart Ave, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3075 Middle Schools
Stagg Elementary School 7424 S Morgan St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3565 Middle Schools
Wentworth Elementary School 6950 S Sangamon St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3394 Middle Schools
Wentworth Elementary School 6950 S Sangamon St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3394 Middle Schools
William Augustus Hinton School 644 W 71st St, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3875 Middle Schools
Yale Elementary School 7025 S Princeton Ave, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3190 Middle Schools
Yale Elementary School 7025 S Princeton Ave, Chicago, il 60621 (773) 535-3190 Middle Schools

Important Information For Englewood:

City of Chicago Vehicle Stickers

All Chicago residents driving, parking, leasing and/or owning a vehicle for which they are responsible in the City of Chicago are subject to the Chicago Wheel Tax and must purchase a Chicago City Vehicle Sticker. This includes Chicago residents that maintain their registration outside of the City of Chicago, but use the vehicle in the City. We want motorists to avoid costly tickets: You must purchase a Chicago Vehicle Sticker within 30 days of residing in the City or acquiring a new vehicle to avoid late fees and fines.

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Residential Parking Permits

Chicago’s Residential Parking Permit program is designed to restrict parking on designated residential streets during specified hours, except for the residents of that street, guests of the residents or those who provide a service to the residents. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Cars parked in violation of this ordinance are ticketed.

The City of Chicago does not mess around. The city has a dillignet parking patrol staff that will ticket you if you are in a spot where a permit you don’t have is required. All spots that require permits are marked with white street signs. Please look out for them!

For more information, contact the city clerk at 312-744-6861 or email info@chicityclerk.com. We also recommend that you ask your Real Estate Agent, Leasing Agent, or Land Lord about parking permit requirements in your area.