Calumet Heights, located on the South Side of the city, is one of the 77 well defined community areas of Chicago, Illinois with a population of 12,815. Calumet Heights is is in Cook County, bounded by 87th Street on the north, South Chicago Avenue on the east, and railroad lines on the west and south. Suburban charm and urban culture coalesce in this south Chicago neighborhood. Dripping with history, civic pride and diversity, Calumet Heights offers an oasis for families and residents from all walks of life. This is one area of the city where the vast majority of the homes are owner-occupied, meaning those who move there tend to stay. The public schools in Calumet Heights are above average. Living in Calumet Heights offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Calumet Heights there are a lot of parks. When it comes to food, there is something for everyone in Calumet Heights. You will find vegetarian restaurants, soul food, Chicago classics, and traditional American food. There is even a nice mix of fusion and ethnic food from the melting pot of residents who live in Chicago. Most restaurants offer low- to mid-range food that is high quality yet affordable. There are, of course, several fast food options in the neighborhood as well.