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McKinley Park is Community Area 59 of the 77 official city neighborhoods.

McKinley Park is bounded by Pershing Rd (3900 S) on the south, the Stevenson Expy on the north, the Chicago River on the east and RR tracks west of Western Ave (2400 W) on the west. ZIP codes: 60608, 60609.

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ChicagoSouth Side

New construction in McKinley Park for $439K

Brighton Park video

Yesterday’s new listings alert included a 3-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home, one of several new homes on a bleak stretch of 32nd St in McKinley Park. The home was listed for sale at $439,000 and listed as under contract within a day. I don’t have any specific information about this property, but I have seen ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 31, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

From $370K to $54K to $115K in Brighton Park

Brighton Park video

A 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 4016 S Western Ave was recently reduced to $115,000. It had been purchased for $54,000 in April of 2011. In February of 2008 it had sold for $370,000. The Brighton Park building has no functioning condo association and any sale must be all cash. Remember when the Sun-Times proclaimed that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 6, 2013
ChicagoWest / Southwest

McKinley Gardens II is back from the deadpool

McKinley Gardens II

When we last looked in on McKinley Gardens II on what we called a magical misery tour of near southwest developments, the project had been stalled for five years. You’ll get a close look at the location and the state of the project at that time in the above video. There’s been a recent spate ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 2, 2013
ChicagoWest / Southwest

A marginal misery tour of Brighton Park condos

Brighton Park video

The middle of the last decade surfaced a number of ambitious new residential developments on or near Western Avenue in Chicago’s heavily Latino Brighton Park neighborhood. The developments typically took their names from the nearby McKinley Park neighborhood and park, and they all turned out to be failures to a greater or lesser degree. Join ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 6, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Sellers still feeling the pain at McKinley Park Lofts

McKinley Park Lofts

We’ve written about McKinley Park Lofts off and on for over 7 years, beginning in February of 2005, and most recently in January of last year, when we reported that: Times are tough at McKinley Park Lofts. Two of the three units that closed there last year sold for 77% and 46% below their 2007 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 5, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

Lofty letdowns in McKinley Park

McKinley Park Lofts, Chicago

Times are tough at McKinley Park Lofts. Two of the three units that closed there last year sold for 77% and 46% below their 2007 sale prices. (The third, interestingly enough, sold for $199,000 in July 2010, after being purchased in January 2009 for $133,500.) Six of the seven lofts currently listed for sale in ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 7, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Neighborhoods for the rest of us: McKinley Park

Taking its name from the 69-acre public space bounded by 37th Street, Pershing Road, and Damen, Western, and Archer avenues (itself named after President William McKinley), the McKinley Park community area has an early history not unlike neighboring Bridgeport. Its settlement in the mid-1800s was tied to the construction of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 19, 2009