The Beverly Neighborhood

A historic neighborhood with small-town charm and big-city resources

Smith Village is conveniently located in the beautiful Beverly neighborhood, a peaceful, quiet community located on Chicago’s South Side. Situated at the the southwestern edge of the city, Beverly sits on the Blue Island ridge, Chicago’s highest elevation.

Beverly is considered one of the top five largest historic districts in any major U.S. city and is known for its abundance of historic architecture. At the same time, the community manages to gracefully blend its small-town charm and historic sensitivity with modern conveniences and easy access to all that Chicago has to offer. It’s a community where families put down roots and multiple generations remain connected.

Residents of Smith Village enjoy many opportunities on our campus as well as throughout Beverly. Many choose to explore new interests through St. Xavier University’s adult education program and at The Beverly Arts Center, which plays host to concerts and art exhibitions. In the warmer months, there’s theater in the park, an annual bike race and swimming at Kennedy/Ridge Park.

Of course, your retirement dreams likely include exploration beyond Beverly, and you’ll find our location conducive to travel, with easy access to airports and major roads. So whether your plans take you across town, downtown or around the world, Smith Village is the perfect home base for all your adventures.

The following websites are offered as resources to jump-start your exploration of the Beverly area:

Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA)

19th Ward Online Service Office
Local News and Events:
Beverly Review

Beverly Arts Center
Lifelong Learning Programs:

Saint Xavier University’s Renaissance Academy offers a popular peer-learning program at its Chicago campus. Smith Village also hosts several Renaissance Academy courses.

Moraine Valley Community College offers a variety of classes and programs

Smith Village residents who are retired Chicago Public School teachers also appreciate numerous programs for lifelong learning available right on our campus, offered through the Retired Teachers Association of Chicago.
Convenient Shopping:

Chicago Ridge Mall

Main Lobby