Buena Park is a sub neighborhood of Uptown, one of Chicago’s most historic and diverse neighborhoods. It is bounded by Montrose Avenue to the north, Irving Park to the south, Graceland Cemetery to the west and Lake Shore Drive to the east.
Community Info / History
Buena Park is a primarily residential neighborhood with spacious lots which is in sharp contrast to the skyscrapers that surround the area. Buena Park Neighbors is a very active neighborhood association, whose mission statement is to improve the quality of life for all in Buena Park. Buena Park is the oldest of the Uptown neighborhoods. The area was originally founded by Robert A. Waller in 1887, by subdividing his property. Robert A. Waller’s original home is now the site of the St. Mary of the Lake Church.
The housing market includes few single family homes. Similar to Bucktown, The majority of the real estate in Buena Park consists of renovated condos, vintage flats, condos and small apartment homes.
Buena Park boasts excellent transportation options. The CTA Red line at the Sheridan stop gives you access to the elevated train. CTA bus #144 run express for easy access from north to south.
There are several educational institutions in Buena Park including The Walt Disney Magnet School, a Chicago Public School for K-8 grades. There is also a state accredited private school, Lycée Français de Chicago, that immerses student in both English and French.
For Chicago Cubs fans, Buena Park, is in walking distance to Wrigley Field and the night life and restaurants adjacent to this area. There are also neighborhood pizzerias, cafes and Starbucks.
Festivals / Parks / Recreation
Lincoln Park Beach offers something for everyone; running, hiking, boating, volleyball, fishing, biking and walking along picturesque Lake Michigan.