At a Glance
Apartments for rent in East Garfield Park come in studio apartments, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom layouts. East Garfield Park apartments can be found in vintage courtyard buildings, traditional two- and three-flats, mid-rise apartment buildings, and some newly constructed apartment buildings.
Shopping, exploring parks or visiting local restaurants is a breeze for apartments in East Garfield Park. Apartments in East Garfield Park are close to public transit and very walkable streets.
Heart of the Neighborhood
East Garfield Park apartments and homes provide really good access to Garfield Park and its famous glass-covered conservatory, a favorite retreat during long Chicago winters. There’s also an up-and-coming dining scene for East Garfield Park apartment renters to indulge in, and Inspiration Kitchens is a popular spot among locals.
Best Way to Get Around
Apartment renters in East Garfield Park can get around via Hamlin Ave or Kedzie Ave, and Sacramento Blvd is another local route. There’s close proximity to I-290, or choose the CTA Blue or Green lines, or the Metra UP-W to explore other neighborhoods in Chicago.
About East Garfield Park
East Garfield Park is a Chicago neighborhood just a couple of miles to the west of downtown Chicago. Access to East Garfield Park via public transportation is quite easy, while the neighborhood is defined by its closeness to the sprawling Garfield Park, one of the stops along the famous park and boulevard system on Chicago’s west side.
History in East Garfield Park
John Marshall Metropolitan High School (commonly known as Marshall) opened in 1895 at 3250 W Adams St, and its boy's basketball team was featured prominently in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams." The girl’s basketball team has won eight state championships, while the boy's team has captured the title three times. Marshall's alumni include physicist Jerome Isaac Friedman, who won the 1990 Nobel Prize for physics; Tony and Emmy award-winning writer Larry Gelbart; mystery writer Stuart M. Kaminsky; teacher and motivational speaker Arthur Agee, who was profiled in "Hoop Dreams;" 2008 gold medal winner and WNBA All-Star Cappie Pondexter; Dr. Julius Richmond, the 12th Surgeon General of the United States; NFL wide receiver Darryl Stingley (who was paralyzed after an on-field collision with Jack Tatum); NBA center George Wilson; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robert Gruenberg.