Another look at Marynook

A typical Marynook home

Last week we linked to a Dennis Byrne column that suggested suburbanizing might be in Chicago’s future. You can easily find pockets of suburbanization in Chicago’s past.

One of those pockets is Marynook. It’s a quirky 1950s suburban-style subdivision, that’s part of Chicago’s South Side Avalon Park Community Area. Marynook borders the beautiful park that gives the Avalon Park community its name.

When we looked in on Marynook in September of 2006, we noted that Zillow estimated home values in the neighborhood in the high $100s to low $200s. Zillow is currently estimating most Marynook home values in the mid-$100s.

A typical Marynook home is the three-bedroom / two-bath tri-level on a 35′ x 120′ lot at 8553 S Avalon Ave. It’s listed for sale at $149,000 with Prudential Rubloff’s Alice Jennett, whose listing copy notes that the lower level has been transformed into a spa.

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