Avalon Park, located on the south side of the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois with a population of 9,713, is one of the city's 77 semi-official community areas and is named after its main park. Its boundaries are 76th St. to the north, South Chicago Ave. to the east and 87th St. to the south. Avalon Park is in Cook County and has undergone rapid change over the past few decades. The neighborhood is known for its green space and steady population as areas around it have fallen. Living in Avalon Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Avalon Park there are a lot of parks. From shanties on stilts to brick bungalows on solid ground, this small community has stood tall and strong on Chicago's south side over the years and it will continue to thrive for many more to come. Avalon Park is a classic Chicago neighborhood where rows of single-family homes stand on private lots, offering residents a place all their own. Barbecue is the neighborhood’s calling card. And if you're looking Southern inspiration, there are plentiful gumbo and fried chicken locales too. The neighborhood’s restaurants fill out Stone Island Avenue, giving a plethora of lunch and dinner options.