By Kristin Boza
Brady Ruel and Nina Moore moved to North Beverly in September 2019, giving them just enough time to explore all the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood has to offer before the coronavirus forced everyone inside. Both lifelong Chicagoans – Ruel born and raised in Beverly/Morgan Park and Moore born and raised in Logan Square – the couple became engaged in 2019 and soon after chose a home in our community.
“I am a third-generation Beverly resident,” Ruel said. “There is no other place in Chicago I would like to live. The sense of community and commitment is very strong in Beverly.”
As the couple prepared to look for a house after their engagement, Moore made a list of what she needed in a neighborhood.
“I always knew that I wanted to have a family that can grow up on a block or neighborhood that I felt was safe and nurturing, and a neighborhood that had single-family homes and the residents took great pride of their home and cherished community,” she said. “My love of my life shared countless stories of his fulfilling childhood and it differed from mine; once we were engaged, we took a road trip to see the lavish gardens, the castle-like houses, and the spectacular Dan Ryan Woods. How could you not fall in love with this community?”
Ruel is an advertising executive and avid outdoorsman and golfer. He enjoys music, playing the guitar, and is experimenting with carpentry around their new home. Moore, a City employee, shares Ruel’s love of the outdoors and is a certified scuba diver with plans to dive the Blue Hole in 2021, when she’s not riding her motorcycle throughout the neighborhood, teaching kids how to golf, or competitively body building.
“Once I moved to Beverly, I felt I needed to pass on my skills and knowledge to others,” said Moore, who also holds a doctoral degree in business administration and is a published researcher. “In October 2019, BAPA was offering an event for ‘Newcomers to the Neighborhood’ at a local bar on Western, and I learned there was a group starting a Rotary Club. I became the secretary of the Rotary Club of Beverly Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood; this platform will bring the community together with all of our Jack/Jane of-all-trades, and we are committed to implementing growth and knowledge for all.”
The couple loves living in the community and staying close with old friends while making many new ones. They enjoy their proximity to the Dan Ryan Woods, often exercising and meditating in the serenity of the area.
Ruel is excited to see the music scene coming to life and all of the new businesses that opened since he last lived here. The couple frequents Americanos, Open Outcry, Horse Thief Hollow, and Two-Mile Coffee, and enjoys spending time at the Ridge Historical Society, the Beverly Arts Center, and local home tours.
“Our main goal is to give back to the community and showcase the foundation we have built to demonstrate our ultimate confidence in our commitment to Beverly and our family,” Moore said.
Are you new to the Beverly/Morgan Park or do you know someone who recently moved here? Let BAPA know! BAPA welcomes new residents to the community and shares information about local organizations, schools, businesses, events and more to help new neighbors become a part of our community. Send contact information to Mary Jo Viero, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-233-3100.