Forest Glen

Located 13 Miles Northwest of The Loop.

Neighborhoods include: Wildwood, Edgebrook, Sauganash, Old Edgebrook, South Edgebrook, Forest Glen
Zip Codes Include: 60646, 60630, 60659

Forest Glen, on the Northwest side of the city, is often referred to as “Chicago’s Finest Community”. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Chicago. The first European-American to settle there was Captain William Hazelton of the 1st Cavalry Division; he built the Glen’s first barn at what is now Lawler and Foster.

The Forest Glen neighborhood is bordered by the Chicago River to the North, Lawrence Ave to the South, Cicero Ave to the East and Metra Milwaukee District North line to the West.

Englewood was the home of Dr. H. H. Holmes, one of the first publicized serial murderers in America. His hotel at Wallace and 63rd streets was the scene of most of his crimes and earned it the sobriquet “Murder Castle”. [6] His story is chronicled in The Torture Doctor by David Franke (1975), Depraved: The Shocking True Story of America’s First Serial Killer by Harold Schechter (1994), The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson (2003), and chapter VI, The Monster of Sixty-Third Street”, of Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld by Herbert Asbury (1940, republished 1986).

Ogden Park

Ogden Park totals 60.54 acres and features a gymnasium, fitness center, boxing gym, dance studio, and a multi-purpose room. Green features of the park include a Nature Garden. Outside, the park offers three playgrounds, a carousel, walking track, swimming pool, baseball diamonds, basketball/tennis courts. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose clubroom.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program, seasonal sports, Junior Bears Football, dance, boxing, wrestling, track & field. During the summer, youth can participate in the Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Ogden Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family including our Englewood Back to School Parade and other holiday-themed events.

Hamilton Park

Hamilton Park & Cultural Center totals 29.95 acres and features two gymnasiums, an auditorium, dance studio, archery range and a multi-purpose room. Outside, the park offers a swimming pool, baseball/softball diamonds, basketball, handball, and tennis courts, playground. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, auditorium, fields, dance studio and multi-purpose room.


Both the Red Line (Chicago Transit Authority) and Green Line (Chicago Transit Authority) run through Englewood, as does the Dan Ryan Expressway.

The railroad junction at Englewood, where Metra (the former Rock Island) crosses Norfolk Southern (the former Pennsylvania) has long been a cause of delay. In March 2010 a $133 million reconstruction project was announced which will improve operations by replacing the diamond crossing between Metra and NS with an overpass for Metra. The project is expected to be completed in 2014.


Population (2010)

• Total 18,508
• Density 5,800/sq mi (2,200/km2)

Demographics (2010)

• White 74.64%
• Black 0.74%
• Hispanic 11.49%
• Asian 10.75%
• Other 2.38%

Neighborhood Links

39th Ward & Alderman
• 41st Ward & Alderman
• 45th Ward & Alderman