Our recent post on development in Avondale sparked a lively discussion about the merits of the neighborhood west of the Kennedy Expressway. Yo readers termed the area “kinda nice,” “a sort of mini Old Irving for single family homes” and a place where “lurking under the surface radar is a very strong and committed longtime older resident population that has no intention of being bullied out of their neighborhood after overcoming the worst of the gang-infestation years.”
Not surprisingly given those descriptions, Avondale west has fewer new developments than its eastern counterpart, and the flood of new condo buildings on Belmont in Lake View slows to a trickle. We spotted three developments on Belmont between the Kennedy and the Metra tracks:
3641 W Belmont Ave: three bedrooms and two baths, $320s
Shoemaker Lofts, 3963 W Belmont Ave: 175 lofts with one or two bedrooms and one or two baths, from the $250s to the $400s
Belmont Lofts, 4131 W Belmont Ave: 54 lofts with one or two bedrooms. Three units remain, priced from the $240s to the $270s.