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Avondale is Community Area 21 on the city's official list.

It spans the area from Diversey Ave (2800 N) north to Addison St (3600 N), from the Chicago River west to the Metra tracks south of Belmont and to Pulaski Rd (4000 W) north of Belmont. Avondale includes the Belmont Gardens and Polish Village / Jackowo neighborhoods.

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ChicagoNorthwest Side

Has Riverview Terrace cut its rents far enough?

Riverview Terrace

Just over a month ago we noted that the failed condo project at 2609 W Belmont had come back to life as Riverview Terrace, a rental building. We suggested at the time that quoted rents were “aggressive for the location.” Yesterday’s email brought news that 3-bedroom, 2-bath units that had previously been offered for $3,850 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 11, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

North River Court tries to depart the deadpool as Riverview Terrace

2609 Belmont

It’s been more than eight years since we first noted the development at 2609 W Belmont Ave in Avondale. At the time it was called North River Court and offered for sale as condominiums. The building sat vacant and in a state of disarray for years as it wended its way through the foreclosure process, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Wide and sunny townhomes at Cornelia on the Park

Cornelia on the Park

A furnished model just opened at the rapidly-selling Cornelia on the Park townhomes, 3022 W Newport in Chicago. The wide home is unusually bright and sunny for a townhome. It boasts high ceilings and a very high level of finishes. in an open floor plan that is ideal for entertaining. The home has 3 bedrooms ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 1, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Phase I of Cornelia on the Park sells pre-construction

Cornelia on the Park

Five of the six new townhomes nearing completion at Cornelia on the Park have sold pre-construction. The sixth home is the furnished model for the remaining units in the development, 3-bedroom plus den, 3-bath townhomes priced in the mid-$400s. I stopped by the grand opening party yesterday evening to check out the model, which was ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 19, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Extraordinary new townhomes at Cornelia on the Park

Cornelia on the Park

The townhomes under construction at Cornelia on the Park boast extraordinary access to outdoor space. The homes are arrayed around a private park, with a second-level deck fronting the park, and Juliet balconies off the kitchen and master bedroom. The 20-foot wide homes have 3 bedrooms, a den, 3 full baths, a 2-car garage, an ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 1, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Thirty new units headed for Irving Park

3408-34 Milwaukee Ave

Building permits were issued last week for the construction of 5 3-story 6-flats on a large tract of vacant land at 3408 – 3434 N Milwaukee Ave. We’ve placed calls, but have been unable to determine whether the units will be for sale or for rent. When we stopped by on Friday there was no ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 29, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Construction underway at Cornelia on the Park

Cornelia on the Park

Two townhomes were under construction at Cornelia on the Park when I stopped by the site late last week. The 3-bedroom plus den, 3-bath, 3-story units have two-car garages and are priced from the mid-$400s. The site plans offer a variety of options, including configuring the den as a fourth bedroom, adding a second-level powder ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 21, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

New townhomes planned for Avondale site

Cornelia on the Park

Belgravia Realty Group has just begun marketing Cornelia on the Park, the first phase of a new luxury townhome development surrounding a private, landscaped park. Phase I homes are at 3020-24 W Newport Ave and 3441-45 N Whipple St in Avondale. The approximately 2,400 square foot homes feature 3 bedrooms, a family room, 3 full ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 5, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Heading upriver to Chicago’s Northwest side

Chicago river home

We folded our New Homes Magazine several years ago, but still enjoy looking back on some of the lengthier stories we published about Chicago neighborhoods during its tenure. Five years ago we went upriver for a glimpse of Avondale, Irving Park, Albany Park, North Park and Sauganash. Development was booming in that stretch of Chicago’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 27, 2012
Northwest Side

Revisiting Roscoe Flats, five years on

Roscoe Flats

Five years ago we were reporting on Roscoe Flats, an 18-unit new construction condo development at 3028 W Roscoe in Avondale. A model that was attributed to Nate Berkus was one of the attractions at the development, where 12 2-bedroom, 2-bath units were still available for purchase at prices ranging from the $280s the $370s. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 30, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Rent a bright, stylish loft in a transit-friendly location

Belmont Lofts video

This bright, stylish 1-bedroom loft has everything that many renters are looking for: hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings, a sleek bath and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and an in-unit washer / dryer, all showcased in a concrete loft aesthetic. The $1,175 monthly rent includes parking and an additional space is available for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 15, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Large new Avondale 3-bedroom condos in the mid-$200s

3621 W Belmont video

You don’t have to go very far west in Chicago’s developing Avondale neighborhood to find new construction condos priced at nearly half what similar units sell for in Lincoln Park. The 4-flat that’s nearing completion at 3621 W Belmont Ave has 3-bedroom, 2-bath units approximately 1,500 feet in size that are priced in the mid-$200s. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 5, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Chicago Sun-Times BS gang story

Barry & Spaulding video

Earlier today I visited the intersection of Barry and Spaulding in Avondale for a look around, with a focus on a few recent real estate sales. What prompted my visit was a Chicago Sun-Times story today identifying the intersection as “Ground Zero in the Chicago Police Department’s all-out war on the Maniac Latin Disciples.” Let’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 21, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Running on empty on Elston

2964 N Elston Chicago

It’s easy enough to understand why someone would live on Elston Avenue, despite its generally bleak commercial and light industrial character. We all have our differing priorities, and some of us opt for what we perceive to be our best option close to something or other that matters to us. It’s far more difficult, at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 20, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Six months on, bank wants offer today on riverfront townhome

Riverwalk townhomes at Diversey

The 4-level, 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome at 2900 N Riverwalk Dr in Avondale has been on and off the market since August of last year. It last sold in July of 2007 for $590,000, financed with a $590,000 mortgage. The original listing price was $489,000 but it’s been reduced several times, most recently to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 10, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Is North River Court on Belmont coming back from the dead?

2609 W Belmont Chicago IL

YoChicago first mentioned North River Court, a condo development at 2609 W Belmont Ave in Avondale, nearly 5 years ago. When we last wrote about it, just over 3 years ago, 16 of the 46 units were reportedly under contract, and the sales agent was predicting that closings would begin in March of 2009. Work ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 28, 2011
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Ninety percent sold in Avondale, thirty percent still available

3535 N Pulaski Chicago

Three units in a newer 10-unit Avondale condo, at 3952 W Eddy, are listed for sale in the MLS, and one of those units describes the building as “90% Sold … Only 1 units Left!” Another listing says the building is “70% sold. Only 3 units left.” Both units were apparently listed on the same ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 19, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Neighborhood change – Pilsen, Avondale and West Englewood

Neighborhood video, Pilsen

For one Pilsen business owner, neighborhood change means that “no one is stealing my flowers.” A Schurz High School student sees Avondale as having “changed from bad to good in the past 30 years. My family and I changed along with the neighborhood.” In West Englewood, a network of block clubs is working to promote ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 13, 2011
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Avondale, one of YoChicago’s hottest neighborhoods of 2006

Shoemaker Lofts

We’re taking a brief look at the state of each of the eight neighborhoods we spotlighted as Chicago’s hottest back in June of 2006. We’ve already taken a fresh look at Woodlawn and Washington Park. It’s Avondale‘s turn. Remember West Roscoe Village? That’s the label that real estate agents were trying to attach to an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 8, 2011

Chicago’s once-hottest neighborhoods

South Chicago

YoChicago’s archived stories can be a reminder of how often Chicago real estate dreams turn to dust – and how quickly. Back in June of 2006 we noted that the new construction market was cooling after a lengthy boom, but continued our annual New Homes Magazine tradition of spotlighting Chicago’s “hottest neighborhoods.” We gathered information ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 26, 2011