A wide range of housing options, just east of downtown
Elmwood Park is a hidden gem in the city. The neighborhood is bounded by Mt. Elliott on the east, St. Aubin on the west, Vernor Highway to the north and East Jefferson to the south. This small community is filled with a diverse mix of condos, co-ops, townhomes, and apartment buildings and offers a more affordable alternative to downtown. Although Elmwood Park is just a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of the Central Business District, the neighborhood’s tree-lined winding roads provide a quiet neighborhood feel. The heart of the neighborhood is primarily residential, but nearby amenities include a full-service grocery store, convenience stores, a library, restaurants, bars, and more.
The Nitty Gritty
Elmwood Park is dense with housing options, offering a wide variety of townhomes, condos, and co-ops at a variety of price points. Units on the market in late 2017 ranged from $45,000 to $190,000. If you’re looking to purchase in this area, give yourself some lead time, as the properties are highly sought after. Make sure to ask your realtor about financing options, there may be some additional challenges or requirements associated with purchasing a co-op property. If you’re in the market to rent, check out rental buildings like Elmwood Park Plaza or the quiet and gated Circle Drive Commons. You can also find units rented by owners through property management, Craigslist, or other online sites.
Check It Out
- Grab your swimsuit and take a dip at the Coleman A. Young Community Center
- Take a walk through the historic Elmwood Cemetery
- Play basketball or have a picnic at one of five local parks—Elmwood Central (1499 Chene), Young Park (2751 Robert Bradby Drive), Bristol Park (2781 Larned), Dues Park (1991 Antietam), Lafayette-St. Aubin (2101 Larned)
- Get your hands on some new books at the Elmwood Park Library