Norwood Park is one of the 77 Chicago community areas with a population of 42,823. It encompasses the smaller neighborhoods of Big Oaks, Norwood Park East, Norwood Park West, Old Norwood Park, Oriole Park, and Union Ridge. It is split into six sections, each providing a unique lifestyle and better access to some amenities than others. The public schools in Norwood Park are above average. Norwood Park offers unique access to acres of green space within Chicago's borders. It covers a huge area, however, and presents homebuyers with a wide variety of homes, all offering a breath of fresh air in an urban landscape. Living in Norwood Park offers residents a dense suburban feel. In Norwood Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many of the neighborhood’s most-loved restaurants are located on Milwaukee Avenue, including the famous Superdawg Drive-in that’s been serving Chicago-style hot dogs since 1948. The city’s favorite international cuisines are also represented in this part of town, with the Red Apple offering Polish specialties buffet-style, NOK plating fine Persian food, and Pasta D’Arte serving refined Italian dishes in a cozy bistro setting. Vegans also appreciate Amitabul, which maintains a healthy and organic menu of Korean food. Other happening areas to grab a bite include Devon and Higgins Avenues as well as the Northwest Highway.