Norwood Park

Far North Side

      Prayer Points

  • Thank the Lord for the economic stability in this community.


  • Pray for the churches this community to express a consistent and caring gospel witness to the residents in Norwood Park.


  • Pray for the established cultures within the community to sense their need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


  • Praise the Lord for the preservation of a strong neighborhood identity. Pray also for an openness toward the newer, incoming residents.

      Ethnic Breakdown

  • Asian (4.9%)
  • Black or African American (0.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.5%)
  • White (80.5%)

And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive - Matt. 21:22

Neighborhood Background

Early developers hoped to form Norwood Park into a resort, due to the area woodlands and hills. The subdivision of Norwood Park is curvilinear, rather than following the typical grid pattern. In the 1830s, English farmers settled in the area.


Over the years, German immigrants moved in, along with Poles and Scandinavians. In 1893, Norwood Park was annexed to Chicago. Nine train stops were built to help residents commute into the city, and most homes were built near the railroad. Between 1970 and 2000, the population of Norwood Park began to decline.


Housing types vary between Victorian houses to bungalows, ranches, and condominiums. Retail businesses line the Northwestern Highway, and residents of Norwood Park have easy access to major transportation systems, such as O’Hare Airport and trains. To this day, Norwood Park remains mostly residential in nature.

information courtesy of Moody Publishers

"Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide" by Dr. John Fuder with Elizabeth Koenig