No sign of ‘others’ in Mount Greenwood

10654 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago

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 population. The community area on Chicago’s far Southwest Side now counts among its ranks of almost 20,000 residents 918 African-Americans and 1,135 Hispanics. Not a lot, you say? Remember that the neighborhood was 98% white as recently as 1980.

The smaller minority groups have totally disappeared, though — the 61 Asians and 159 people identified as “some other race alone” in the 2000 Census have all left.

Back in 2006, Joe Zekas noted that the Census tract that includes “Tally’s Corner” (identified on Big Stick Inc’s famous Chicago Neighborhood Maps as the nook of Mount Greenwood mostly occupied by Saint Xavier University) was the most racially segregated in the entire community area as of 2000. Today, it’s not — that designation is reserved for the 97%-white tract bounded by 107th and 111th streets, Kedzie Avenue, and Pulaski Road.

156 single-family homes and condos sold in Mount Greenwood in 2010, at a median price of $219,250. One home sold in the $600s, one in the $400s, 17 in the $300s, 77 in the $200s, 48 in the $100s, and 12 below $100,000.

87 homes are currently listed for sale, at a median price of $199,999, represented since October by a 750 square-foot, three-bedroom home at 10654 S Kedzie Ave, one block east of McKiernan Park. The brick home sits on a corner lot, features an updated eat-in kitchen with ceramic floors, new windows, an updated bath with jacuzzi tub, a newer furnace and air conditioner, and a garage with concrete covered patio. 2008 taxes are $1,799.39 with a homeowner exemption.

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