Benton Park West

The Benton Park West Neighborhood

The Benton Park West Neighborhood

The are 2 main things that make me think BPW falls into the "up and coming" category.  1 is the continuing retail and business development along Cherokee and Jefferson, the other is the grass roots rehab efforts and artist community that has taken root here.  The 35% ownership rate recorded in 2000 will probably go up; hopefully so will the residential numbers.  I don't know what the perfect mix is between owner/renter, but it feels like it should be much higher than 35%, maybe 60-75%.

Cherokee is clearly one of the coolest streets in this town.  From the Casa Loma Ballroom to art galleries, bakeries, bookstores, coffee shops, clothing/accessories, bars, taquerias, independent grocery store...this place has a great feel.