Tag: West / Southwest Side

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Can a cluster of rehabs revive Chicago Lawn?

Can a cluster of rehabs revive Chicago Lawn?

A slideshow from Dennis Rodkin shows off the latest round of Chicago Lawn homes to be rehabbed through HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program. M ...
Near West Side grocer finally on its way

Near West Side grocer finally on its way

The Near West Side and East Garfield Park will move one step closer toward getting a much-needed grocery store next month, when Pete's Fresh Marke ...
A peek inside the Austin market

A peek inside the Austin market

They used to say that you could swap a pair of 501s for a car in Prague. In Austin, you should be able to swap a car for a home. The median sale p ...
No sign of ‘others’ in Mount Greenwood

No sign of ‘others’ in Mount Greenwood

Mount Greenwood has never been Chicago's best model of diversity, but the 2009 American Community Survey data do show signs of change amongst its ...
A quick glance at Garfield Ridge

A quick glance at Garfield Ridge

Despite seeing thousands of white and African-American residents leave, the Southwest Side neighborhood of Garfield Ridge actually grew in size by ...
Missing the mark in North Lawndale

Missing the mark in North Lawndale

There have been 114 home sales in North Lawndale over the past two years, and ninety-two of them were below $100,000, according to Redfin. In 2010 ...
Hispanics become the majority in Humboldt Park, even as their numbers decline

Hispanics become the majority in Humboldt Park, even as their numbers decline

The Hispanic population of Humboldt Park fell by 4% in the past decade, dropping from 31,607 to 30,337, according to new Census data. But due to a ...
Our other top video — a Little Village drive

Our other top video — a Little Village drive

Joe Zekas' Block 37 walk-through may have been the most-viewed video on our YouTube channel in 2010, but it actually dates back to late 2009. The ...
‘Gold Coast amenities’ at 2620 W Washington St? That IS Bold.

‘Gold Coast amenities’ at 2620 W Washington St? That IS Bold.

"The building, which was built in 1926, is located directly in the path of progress," says the website for Bold L&H Lofts. In the path? No wonder ...
Ed Smith isn’t coming back

Ed Smith isn’t coming back

...and the West Side might not, either. This week, the city's longest-serving black alderman submitted his resignation, effective at the end of No ...
Jeff Baird: Humboldt hit hard by recession

Jeff Baird: Humboldt hit hard by recession

Jeff Baird is a real estate valuation consultant based in Chicago. He founded Lakeshore Analytics to bring comprehensive, understandable housing data ...
An early look at Park Douglas

An early look at Park Douglas

Ground has broken on the first phase of Park Douglas, a new 137-unit mixed-income development at 12th Place and Talman Avenue in North Lawndale tha ...
From the vault: A drive through Marycrest

From the vault: A drive through Marycrest

Jump in the Yo-mobile and take a ride through Marycrest. Joe and Val Zekas drove through the residential and commercial parts of this 1990s subdivis ...
A new-construction fixer-upper with 5,800 square feet in West Garfield Park

A new-construction fixer-upper with 5,800 square feet in West Garfield Park

I look at this listing and ask two questions: Why was someone building a 5,600 square-foot single-family home in West Garfield Park in 2008, and wha ...
Stuff that sells: top two-bedroom sales from six city regions

Stuff that sells: top two-bedroom sales from six city regions

What's moving? Here are the top three closing prices for two-bedroom condos, single-families, and / or townhomes in each region of the city over the p ...
Finding the Wright home in Chicagoland

Finding the Wright home in Chicagoland

Last week Frank Lloyd Wright's old studio at 25 E Cedar St in the Gold Coast went on the market for $1.7 million. Wright didn't design the 6,000 squ ...

From hot to not: East Garfield Park

What our staff said about East Garfield Park in 2007: The streets are still tough here, but the tide has started to turn in recent years, with r ...
Another hard year for Austin homes

Another hard year for Austin homes

The Austin community area came in first among in foreclosures in 2009 and continues to be the leader of the pack going into this year. According to ...
Stabilization program to showcase eight rehabbed properties in Chicago Lawn

Stabilization program to showcase eight rehabbed properties in Chicago Lawn

Participants in the Chicago Neighborhood Stabilization Program have spent the past year purchasing and rehabbing dozens of bank-owned buildings compri ...
The homes and side streets of Little Village

The homes and side streets of Little Village

After running out of shops to look at along 26th Street, I spent the rest of my time in Little Village driving around some of the residential street ...
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