Greater Grand Crossing is a densely populated part of Chicago bordered by Avalon Park and home to about 32,700 people who mostly work in services, retail and administrative professions. Apartments for rent in Greater Grand Crossing are bordered by Avalon Park.
Demographics and Cost of Living
The cost of living in Greater Grand Crossing is comparable to that in Avalon Park. The average household spends $40.5K/year in total expenditures, compared to Avalon Park's $44.4K/year.
The neighborhood of Avalon Park is somewhat different from Greater Grand Crossing in terms of median age, although they are more comparable relative to household sizes and the number of households with children. The median age in Greater Grand Crossing is 34, while in Avalon Park it's 39. In Greater Grand Crossing, the average household size is 2.74 people, and it's 2.57 people in Avalon Park. Of households in Greater Grand Crossing and Avalon Park, 36% and 37% have children, respectively.
Food, Libations and Recreation
Finding your bearings in a new place--locating groceries, cleaners and places to relax and have fun--is one of the most basic things all renters do when establishing themselves in a new area. To help in that process, a couple important streets to know in Greater Grand Crossing are E 79th St. and E 75th St. It's these streets, in particular, where drinking, dining and recreation is easily found. Refine your search with our apartment finder tool.
Wine and dine yourself in Greater Grand Crossing with dinner at Nine One Seven Cafe and drinks at Dew Drop Inn Lounge. With many different restaurants in the area, Greater Grand Crossing residents can fill their cravings for pizza, deli snacks and barbecue. For those looking for some great places to kick back with a cocktail, check out some neighborhood hot spots, like Inn or Reynold's Lounge. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Burger King and McDonald's are both around the proverbial corner.
Take in some fresh air at Grand Crossing Park. With President's Lounge right in the neighborhood, it's easy to snag tickets to your favorite performance.
Peruse the Yelp page and uncover even more Greater Grand Crossing spots where you can relax with good food and great company.
Greater Grand Crossing has a number of grocery stores, including B & B Food and Ammar Mini Market. The stores are located on E 69th St. Never fail to satisfy your sweet-tooth in this neighborhood. Follow the aroma of freshly baked treats to Brown Sugar Bakery on E 75th St., or continue on to Frances Ice Cream & Sweets, which is also in the area. The neighborhood is home to the familiar grocery chain store Aldi as well.
For greater selection and value when shopping, Greater Grand Crossing has department and factory-outlet stores, such as Land Mark Liquidations and Family Save Ctr. The shopping is fairly extensive in Greater Grand Crossing, State St Disc Whls & Retail and Good Deal General Merchandise are a couple convenient retail options in the neighborhood.
Neighborhood Schools and Districts
Where you rent will significantly impact which schools your children attend. They could qualify to attend a school in the Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124. Schools near the apartments in Greater Grand Crossing are Noble Street Charter - Comer, Perspectives Charter Middle Academy and St. Columbanus School. As school district boundaries are not necessarily congruent with county lines, it's important to confer with local school district authorities to confirm that the apartments for rent you are most interested in are also served by the schools you prefer.
A middle school in the City Of Chicago School District 299, Perspectives Charter Middle Academy has a strong student-teacher ratio of 11-to-1.
City Of Chicago School District 299 offers four elementary schools and one middle school. In terms of student enrollment numbers, City Of Chicago School District 299's population is bigger than Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124. The former, however, provides a better student-teacher ratio than the latter. City Of Chicago School District 299 has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Evergreen Park Elementary School District 124.