Riding the Red Line: Cermak / Chinatown

My next stop on the way north via CTA’s Red Line was the Cermak / Chinatown station, located at 138 W Cermak Rd. Due to construction on the station’s Cermak side, I exited the station onto Archer Avenue and shot this profile from the intersection of Archer and Wentworth.

Just a handful of homes have sold in the immediate vicinity over the past year, at a median price of $218,000. The approximately 30 condos, single-families, and townhomes for sale within a few blocks of the station have a median price just below $250,000, two bedrooms and two baths on average, and an average time on market of 79 days.

Keep up with all of my Red Line segments with our Riding the Red Line playlist at YouTube. For more ‘L’ talk, check out the Chicago Reader’s new feature on ways to improve Red and Purple Line service on the city’s North Side.

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