Let’s say you’re on the city of Chicago’s payroll with roughly 20 years left until you can retire. By residency laws, you have to live in Chicago. While working for the city pays pretty well and you have a nice pension to look forward to, if you’ve got mouths to feed and Catholic school tuitions to pay, it’s not as if you’ll be moving to Burling Street in Lincoln Park any time soon. So we thought we’d give you a quick look at some houses that are relatively affordable, at least as far as the city goes.
If you fancy the Northwest Side, this three-bedroom two-bath single-family home at 6238 W Giddings St near Portage Park and Edison Park might be for you. The ’50s-style tri-level features a sloped driveway that leads to a partly submerged garage.
The eat-in kitchen features Corian counters and stainless steel appliances, and the bathrooms have been updated. The first floor has hardwood floors and the bedrooms are carpeted. The home seems well suited for gatherings, as the family room adjoins a yard and patio via a sliding glass door.