The Brighton Park neighborhood is located on Chicago's southwest side. The area is surrounded by train lines on three sides and the Stevenson Expressway to the north, giving residents a direct and easy commute to work. Brighton Park is also close to Midway Airport.
The Corwith Yards were built by Sante Fe Railroads in Brighton Park in 1887. At the time, the rail yard was one of the largest in the world. Manufacturing businesses flooded the area to have access to trains for shipping, drawing people who sought work. The Corwith Intermodal Facility is the new name of the yards, which still services trains.
This mostly residential neighborhood is home to singles and business professionals seeking to make Chicago their home. There are, however, a few families and seniors. The area is comprised of Hispanic residents and locals rave about the amount of authentic south-of-the-border restaurants in the neighborhood.
Brighton Park attracts renters because of its range of housing types. Brick bungalows and one- and two-story apartments are all over the neighborhood.
One of the more unique features of Brighton Park can be found at the Crawford Steel Company, where hundreds of graffiti artists have painted the walls. Various styles and signatures are all over, creating a veritable spray-painted Sistine Chapel. Residents all label it a must-see.