West Ridge Overview
West Ridge, or West Rogers Park, is an ethnically-diverse community whose residents number in excess of 125,000 people, located on the far north side of Chicago, Illinois. At one time this thriving community was joined with neighboring Rogers Park but was separated in the 1890's over The Cabbage War, a political conflict involving two park districts covering these northside neighborhoods.
As was the case with many of Chicago’s outlying communities, West Ridge/Rogers Park was once a self-governing town, before being annexed to Chicago in 1893.
Commuting downtown? You can take the Devon Avenue CTA Bus to the Loyola Red Line L Station, or the Peterson Avenue Bus to the Bryn Mawr Red Line Station. The trip to downtown Chicago and The Loop will take just over an hour total. The METRA Rogers Park Station on Lunt Avenue offers about a 30 minute commute downtown. Driving via Lake Shore Drive, and the Hollywood Avenue Entrance Ramp, is about a 40 minute ride from Western and Devon Avenues in the heart of West Rogers Park.
West Ridge Homes for Sale
Charm abounds in the historic mansions which line Ridge Boulevard and Lunt Avenue. Some of the West Ridge homes for sale which include some of the well-maintained single-family brick bungalows, courtyard apartment buildings, and two and three flats which sprang up during a period of rapid growth in West Ridge the 1920’s.
Today West Ridge is filled with thriving shops along Devon Avenue, numerous cultural and religious institutions of all faiths, and one of the highest per capita incomes in Chicago. Some of the amenities of this neighborhood are certain to please your family. Over two dozen parks are scattered throughout West Ridge. There is a 9-hole public golf course (and a winter ice skating rink) at Warren Park, plus a small zoo at Indian Boundary Park.
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