Neighborhoods for the rest of us: East Village

East Village

Between Division Street and Damen, Ashland and Grand avenues in the West Town community area, you’ll find the East Village neighborhood. West Town’s “walk score” of 88 owes a lot to the amenities of East Village, which has been a high-density area throughout its history. Coffee shops and restaurants are scattered mostly along Grand Avenue and Division Street, including Uncle Mike’s Place, a neighborhood restaurant which rates highly with 54 reviews on Yelp. For those who work downtown, living in East Village offers a short commute by car, bus, rail or bike.

To get an impression of the market in the East Village, here’s a quick look at the low, median, and high prices for two-bedroom / two-bath condos, which are the most common homes currently for sale in the neighborhood.

  • Low: Unit #3E at 839 N Marshfield Ave: This third-floor unit marketed by Gecan Realty Group is listed in the $270s and has granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. According to Google Maps, it’s a two minute walk from the grocery store and ten minutes to the “L.”
  • Median: Unit #3 at 1074 N Marshfield Ave: This “penthouse” unit marketed by @properties is listed in the $380s and comes with maple floors, vaulted ceilings with skylights, a fenced yard, a wood-burning / gas-starting fireplace, and an “oversized” rear deck. It’s located within a couple blocks of the “L” and just south of all the restaurants and boutiques of Division Street.
  • High: Unit #2N at 715 W Ohio St: This 1,800 square-foot unit marketed by @properties is listed in the high $490s. It’s located in a five-unit elevator building and features dark stained floors, a steam / rain shower, a jacuzzi, an indoor parking space, and two balconies.
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