Garfield Ridge

Garfield Ridge

Garfield Ridge is one of the community areas that borders Midway Airport. It is served by the CTA's Orange Line. Garfield Ridge stretches from Pershing Road, just north of the Stevenson Expressway (Interstate 55), to 59th Street from north to south, and from the railroad ¼ mile east of Cicero Avenue to Harlem Avenue going west, with Archer Avenue as its main artery. Bordering communities include South Lawndale, Archer Heights and West Elsdon to the east and Clearing to the south. To the north are the municipalities of Forest View, Stickney and Cicero, as well as the unincorporated community of Central Stickney, which is located in the "elbow" of Garfield Ridge. To the west is the village of Summit.

The area of Garfield Ridge has always been in an important geographical section of the Chicago area. It contained the southernmost portion of Mud Lake, a swamp which connected the Chicago and Des Plaines River. The southern shore was known as Point of Oaks and extended to 53rd and Oak Park. There are still a few oaks left today.

The significance of the lake was that it provided a significant travel route for Native Americans and the French explorers Marquette and Joliet. During the wet season one could take a canoe using Mud Lake and effectively connect Lake Michigan to the Illinois River. In drier seasons there were portage routes where canoes could be carried between navigable waterways. Upon this feature a canal was planned and dug in the 1830s and began operation in the 1840's to make the primitive route continuous and efficient. This was named the Illinois and Michigan Canal and was crucial to Chicago's development as a transportation hub.

The first prominent high point along this route was Summit. There was a dock and maintenance station on the canal in Summit and it led to a small settlement of canal workers in the 1840's near Lawndale Avenue and the current Sanitary and Ship Canal in Summit.

Search Garfield Ridge Homes for Sale

New Listings

Featured picture for the property 10091293
$244,900
CHICAGO, IL
3
beds
2.1
baths
Listing courtesy of O'Brien Family Realty MLSNI
Featured picture for the property 10090979
$110,000
CHICAGO, IL
2
beds
1.1
baths
Listing courtesy of Wilk Real Estate MLSNI
Featured picture for the property 10085650
$229,900
CHICAGO, IL
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Baird & Warner MLSNI
Featured picture for the property 10090374
$229,000
CHICAGO, IL
2
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX MI CASA MLSNI
Featured picture for the property 10090354
$249,900
CHICAGO, IL
3
beds
2.1
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX MI CASA MLSNI
Based on information submitted to the MRED as of Sep 22, 2018 11:47:am. All data is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MRED. MRED supplied Open House information is subject to change without notice. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.

NOTICE: Many homes contain recording devices, and buyers should be aware they may be recorded during a showing.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA) NOTICE

Today's Market Trends for Garfield Ridge *

$277,730

0.01%

$194

-0.02%

218

-0.11%

August

July

 

245

238

 

 

0.03%

-0.02%

Chart Temporarily Unavailable
Chart Temporarily Unavailable

* All data pertains to single-family homes