Portage Park is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 65,617. Portage Park is in Cook County. Living in Portage Park offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Portage Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Portage Park and residents tend to be liberal.
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Portage Park Reviews
We now have world a class live theater (Filament Theatre), a historic theater, art (National Veterans Art Museum, Art Side Out Art Studio) and dance (The Chicago Ballet Center) all in the same building. We have incredible restaurants and Josi's FroYo for wonderfully delightful frozen yogurt treats! City News Cafe offers the finest baristas in the city with live music and 6,000 magazines and books! Oh yes they also exhibit art as well. (I have a photography exhibition starting this June 2017). New businesses include Culvers, Elli's Pancake House, Retro-Fitness, Binny's, Aldi's, Thunderbolt Chicago axe throwing and more. Lots of new and rehabbed housing through-out the area. During the past couple of years we are seeing many folks who owned apts in Wicker Park, Logan Square, etc...move here for more affordable housing and the same or better atmosphere from their previous home areas.... Yep, come to Portage Park. More info here: https://sixcorners.com/
I have been living in this area for 18 years already and I can say that it isn't the most dangerous neighborhood to live in, although it wouldn't be considered the safest. I remember there has been cases before of people robbing houses when no one is home so this made my family put extra security in my house. Also, many crashes occur around this area so it is important to be aware of your surroundings when taking a stroll.
I have lived in Portage Park my entire life and I have never felt truly unsafe. This is one of the most important aspects of a satisfying living environment. There is great diversity in my neighborhood as well for the far north side of Chicago, however, this causes a decreased level of community because people are still separated. The diversity will prompt change and integration over time though. People in my neighborhood would not come off as objectively friendly so this is among the very few things that I would want to be improved.