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Bridgeport is Community Area 61 of the city's 77 official neighborhoods.

Bridgeport encompasses the area from Pershing Rd (3900 S) north to the Chicago River, and the Dan Ryan Expy west to the Chicago River.

ZIP codes: 60608, 60616, 60609.

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ChicagoNorth Side

Views from the neighborhoods – and beyond

View from above 2800 LSD

You can find surprisingly good views of Chicago’s skyline in places where you aren’t expecting to find them. Start with the view above, which stretches from Rogers Park to the West Loop. It was shot from a roof deck of the six-story apartment building at 1157 W Diversey, at the northern edge of Lincoln Park. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

A 4-bedroom Bridgeport rowhome across from Donovan Park

Lexington Square rowhome

The contemporary 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath rowhome at 960 W 37th St is bright and airy, and across from popular http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Donovan-Playground-Park/. The home, built by Lexington Homes, is in the Lexington Square development in Bridgeport. The rooftop deck offers views of Chicago’s skyline. US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 30, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

Dubious Dubin developments descend definitively into deadpool

Lofts at Bridgeport Place

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported late last week on late-September federal court judgments against developer David Dubin. Dubin has been ordered to pay more than $15 million to PNC Bank in connection with failed developments in Bridgeport and Brighton Park. We’ve reported on the Lofts at Bridgeport Place (pictured above) for more than six ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 29, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Skyline views from the neighborhoods – and Skokie

Chicago skyline view

You can find surprisingly good views of Chicago’s skyline in places where you aren’t expecting to find them. Start with the view above, which stretches from Rogers Park to the West Loop. It was shot from a roof deck of the six-story apartment building at 1157 W Diversey, at the northern edge of Lincoln Park. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 16, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

A new single-family at Old Bridgeport’s RiverBend

RiverBend, Bridgeport

Old Bridgeport, the gritty area bounded by the Dan Ryan and Stevenson Expressways, Archer Ave and the Chicago River, boasts a surprising volume of newly-built homes. The area is also home to an unsurprising number of Bridgeport loyalists, some of whom have built $1 million homes in the area. I visited the area back in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 8, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Asking price for Bridgeport single-family drops to $2.287 million

3214 S Canal Chicago

Four years ago in June the asking price on 3214 S Canal St was $2.8 million. The home has been on and off the market since that time and the list price has slowly edged down to $2,287,000. At that price it’s still by far the most expensive home on the market in Bridgeport. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 5, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Looking back on Bridgeport’s Lowe Street Homes

Lowe Street Homes

Ten years ago the median price of a Bridgeport home was $155,000, the highest-priced sale in the area the previous year was $419,000, and Mayor Daley’s widow was still living in the family bungalow in the 3500 block of Lowe. Fast forward five years and a developer was offering six single-families further south on Lowe, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 26, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

An architect’s renovated home in Bridgeport

3134 S Union Chicago

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 3134 S Union in Bridgeport has been extensively renovated and reconfigured by its owner-architect. It’s listed for sale at $429,000. The showplace kitchen has an 18-foot long quartz island, high-end appliances and a wall of glass opening to an entertainment-centric back yard. There’s also a 4th guest bedroom and family ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 22, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

A quiet spot on the river in Bridgeport

Riverside Homes, Chicago

It’s hard to imagine a greater disconnect than that between the ad copy touting Riverside Homes and the actual development site at the northern edge of Bridgeport. Your Community Suddenly, it’s all within your reach. The space you’ve dreamed of, the luxury you crave, in the neighborhood you know and love … All in a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2012

Some questions about Humboldt Heights

Humboldt Heights sign

There’s a part of Bridgeport east of Halsted that some of the locals mockingly refer to as Bridgeport Heights in light of the area’s supersized homes. I’d never heard of “Humboldt Heights” before spying the above sign on the 3200 block of Potomac Ave, just off Humboldt Park. There are few references to Humboldt Heights ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 30, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Lender-owned Bridgeport condo asking $21K over 2007 price

Bridgeport Condominiums video

Five years ago, when we first checked on sales at Bridgeport Condominiums, 3450 S Halsted St, we were informed that the project was “about 50% sold” and the remaining 1- and 2-bedroom units were priced from the $240s. Two months later Chicago Magazine’s Dennis Rodkin touted the development “as a clear sign that this once ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 1, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Bridgeport buyers badly bruised at Morgan Street Lofts

Morgan Street Lofts

When Yo visited Morgan Street Lofts in Bridgeport, five years ago today, we were told that only 8 units remained available for sale. Five months later the developer, Anthony DeGrazia, was telling us that the 60-unit project was 70% sold. Do the math. In December of 2008 Cole Taylor Bank filed a foreclosure proceeding involving ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 13, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Good morning Bridgeport

South Halsted St in Bridgeport Chicago

If your current or next neighborhood doesn’t have a Sixth Ward or an Sloopin or an Uptown Update or a Center Square Journal, your best source of local information is likely to be EveryBlock Chicago. EveryBlock Chicago mashes together hyper-local data from a variety of sources ranging from crime reports to local blogs, and makes ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

An update on Bridgeport’s Union Lofts

Union Lofts Chicago

It’s been nearly 10 years since we first wrote about Union Lofts in our now-defunct New Homes Magazine. At the time, March of 2002, forty of the 71 units, at 3500 S Sangamon St in Bridgeport, were under contract prior to construction. Paul Marks, one of the developers, was bullish on Bridgeport: “We strongly believe ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 12, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Tour a Bridgeport retreat on three tree-shaded lots

3222 S Normal video

The current owners bought this Bridgeport home over 20 years ago after seeing an ad in the Chicago Reader that said “your dream north side house might be on the south side at one-third the price.” Today you might have to revise that ratio to ¼ or 1/5th the price. In the sponsored video Wally, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

An impressive architectural achievement in Bridgeport

Bridgeport spider web

You expect to find spider webs in dark corners and abandoned spaces. Finding this outstanding structure spun in the open air in a side yard, anchored only by a tree branch and the ground, was truly a surprise. Click the image for a closer look. Kudos to the creator.

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

WTTW visits Chicago’s fascinating little-known neighborhoods

WTTW video

WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer has taken us to many places throughout Chicagoland and told us their often wonderful stories. Architecture critic and WBEZ-blogger Lee Bey joins Baer in the video, contributing his unparalleled knowledge of Chicago’s South Side and the venues that deliver “a little bit of surprise and awe.” We’ve been to almost all of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 30, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Lofts at Bridgeport Place still a live deal

Lofts at Bridgeport Place

We first reported on Dubin Residential’s Lofts at Bridgeport Place more than 5 years ago, back in March of 2006, and we’ve periodically updated the status of the yet-to-begin-construction project, most recently last November. Unlike many projects that we reported on five years ago, this one isn’t ready to be added to the development deadpool. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 26, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Polo Café in Bridgeport – Number 1 on TripAdvisor

Polo Cafe, Bridgeport

I’ve known Dave Samber, the owner of Bridgeport‘s wonderful Polo Cafe for well over 30 years. Some of the best meals I’ve ever eaten were leftovers at Dave’s apartment – and some have been lunches at Polo Café. A while back I introduced the folks at Bridgeport’s Lexington Square to Dave in the above video. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 26, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

One, two, three, or four bedrooms, all near $2,000 a month

The median list price for a downtown rental listed on the MLS is holding firm at $2,000. In the past week 38 different properties in downtown’s 14 ZIP codes were listed within $250 of that median price. Here are four examples, representing one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom options. One bedroom: Unit 3406 at Harbor Point, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 29, 2011