Norwood Park

The Northwest side's Norwood Park is unlike most neighborhoods within the city's limits. Modeled after the Riverside community on Chicago's East side, "Norwood Park's residential area bucks the typical city grid pattern for winding roads, interspersed with angled streets and mini-subdivisions." The area is also filled with trees and other greenery, so "walking through the neighborhood's meandering streets is quite literally like a walk in the park."

Crooked streets and a beautiful residential area aren't Norwood Park's only claim to fame. The Noble-Seymour-Crippen House was built in 1833 and is recognized as Chicago oldest home. This landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, currently serves as the home of the Norwood Park Historical Society.