The small neighborhood of Marynook, which is part of the Avalon Park community area, is one of Chicago's more unique neighborhoods. The community is "a quirky 1950s suburban-style subdivision" that was a developer’s "attempt at keeping city residents from fleeing" in the years following World War II. Primarily made up of single family homes, many of which have "jauntily angled roofs, big front picture windows, driveways, and wrought-iron railings," Marynook's cul-de-sacs and curved streets are a departure from the typical grid-like layout that is prominent throughout the city, furthering its "postwar suburban tract" feel.