Is Bucktown Wicker Park’s best selling point?

1244 N Damen Ave, Chicago

Surely I’m reading too much into a Realtor’s dashed-off listing text, but I’ll share it anyway. This morning, while browsing the day’s list of newly discounted homes, I came across a single-family home on Damen Avenue, halfway between Potomac and Crystal, advertised as being “ideally located between Bucktown and Division Street.” Which is true, of course, just as it’s true for a lot of homes in Wicker Park, which is never mentioned by name in the listing. But is it the best way to describe the location? Do buyers simply associate the area as that place you have to pass through to get to boutiques and bars? Are those amenities not already implied in the name “Wicker Park”? Just wondering.

As for the home itself, it’s a four-bedroom / 2.5-bath with cherry trim, doors, and floors, built-in shelves, tray ceilings with recessed lighting, separate living and dining rooms, 42-inch maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, surround sound wiring, a 17′ x 7′ master walk-in closet, three-zone HVAC, two decks, and a two-car garage. It was listed almost a year ago for $785,000, and has dropped gradually to today’s new price of $725,000.

2009 taxes are $7,614 with a homeowner exemption. Jim Cahill of @properties has the listing.

1244 N Damen Ave, Chicago 1244 N Damen Ave, Chicago

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