The Alexander Graham Bell School in St Ben’s is one of the city’s most desirable grade schools; among boundary-area schools, only Lincoln ranked higher in the Sun-Times’ latest list of the top 100 Chicago-area elementaries.
The median price of a Bell district home of any kind with at least two bedrooms is close to $450,000; condos start around $189,800, and a single-family can be found for as little as $229,500 (a short sale price).
If you’re looking to rent a place with two or more bedrooms, the lowest price among homes on the MLS appears to be $1,500, for a 1,700 square-foot two-bedroom / one-bath apartment at 3638 N Claremont Ave. According to the listing from Century 21 SGR, the home has hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, and a yard. Garage parking is available, but no additional costs are mentioned.
The home is three minutes from the Bell School by foot, according to Google Maps. It gets a “very walkable” Walk Score of 83, and a “good” Transit Score of 65. (The Western and Addison buses stop nearby, but the closest ‘L’ stop — the Addison Brown Line station — is a 14-minute walk away.)
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