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Renters’ Guide to Buena Park

The quiet neighborhood of Buena Park resides in the northern Chicago Metropolitan Area, with Lake Michigan to the east, Lake View to the south, Graceland West to the west and Uptown encompassing the northwest. Buena Park, IL is 7 miles north of the Chicago Loop; Buena Park is also 1 mile southwest of Montrose Beach, and just 1 mile northeast of Wrigley Field (the second oldest stadium in Major League Baseball). It is also the smallest neighborhood out of all the surrounding communities. Buena Park’s tranquil setting and charming vintage condominiums are why it was named one of the “2016 Best Places to Live” by Chicago Magazine. This pet-friendly neighborhood is the perfect place for young professionals to start a family while working in the nearby business district.

Cost of Living in Buena Park, Chicago

The cost of living in Buena Park is slightly above the national average. A meal for two people in a mid-range restaurant is $60.00, which is $10.00 over the national average. The monthly utilities for a 915-square foot apartment are a little over the $147.89 national average.

Metrolink provides over a half-dozen bus routes throughout the city (take the CTA Red Line from Sheridan Road to reach downtown Chicago). The average cost of a bus ticket in Buena Park, Chicago is $2.50, and the average commute time is 35 minutes, which is a full 10 minutes slower than the national average. Most residents either drive or take the bus.

Average Rent in Buena Park, Chicago, IL

  • Buena Park, Chicago, IL Average Rental Price, February 2020 $1,541 /mo

Buena Park, Chicago, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,0008%
  • $1,001-$1,50061%
  • $1,501-$2,00016%
  • > $2,00016%

Buena Park, Chicago, IL Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Feb / 2020
Buena Park, Chicago, IL $1,392 $1,423 $1,413 $1,405 $1,405 $1,505 $1,493 $1,543 $1,541
National $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,474

Living in Buena Park, Chicago

If you are in the market for a quiet and safe neighborhood that’s tucked away from the rest of Chicago, then living in Buena Park could be the ideal location for you. However, a tough commute and parking difficulties are two reasons not to move to Buena Park.

Things to do in Buena Park, Chicago

There are many fun things to do in Buena Park – mostly family attractions and couples’ attractions – such as the pet-friendly Challenger Dog Park, and the Holiday Club (for trivia, comedy and storytelling). Couples will especially enjoy Bar on Buena (a local watering hole). For the best places to eat in Buena Park, AC Quik Thai and Michael’s Pizza are two neighborhood classics. As for shopping, there are plenty of great stores and boutiques in nearby Uptown.

Employment and Economy

As a heavily residential area, employment opportunities are limited mostly to the various family-run eateries. Many residents commute to the Chicago Loop for work, but a retail zone is planned for 2018, which should boost the local economy greatly.

Education in Buena Park

Buena Park has a diverse student body that’s spread across three schools. The Brennemann Elementary School and Walt Disney Magnet School both recently scored above state averages, and the Early College High School is a private institution that offers a variety of intellectually-stimulating college prep courses.

Tips for Renting in Buena Park

If you are renting in Buena Park, then you should consider renting your own private parking spot as well. Otherwise, finding a space can be difficult at times – and the longer commute means that you should always leave for work early. If you and your landlord ever have a serious disagreement, know that there are specific Chicago laws preventing your landlord from retaliating against you for making a valid legal complaint.

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