Andersonville

Andersonville

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Andersonville

This historic Swedish neighborhood brings a unique and enviable culture to the North Side, from its locally owned shops and restaurants to its quaint and affordable housing. Home to a variety of options from condos to brownstones, Andersonville tends to attract many types. If you're seeking a quiet pocket within a big, bustling city, Andersonville may be for you.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $325,000 to $779,900

Closed Prices: $137,500 to $2,875,000

Median Sale Price: $465,000

Average $ per sq ft: $309

Association Fee Ranges: $883/quarter, $0, $132 to $611/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1885 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 725 to 6000 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 6 Bathrooms

Getting Around Andersonville

Around Andersonville

The neighborhood long enjoyed a reputation as affordable, but as the word got out about Andersonville's many charms, prices have risen as buyers renovate the neighborhood's three-flats into luxurious single-family homes. Historic homes in Andersonville's Lakewood Balmoral Historic District typically command the highest prices. You can still find a single-family home for less you would in Lincoln Park, though. Condos in older buildings offer a more affordable option. Some newer condo and townhome developments asking higher prices are available on and around Clark Street.

Living closer to the commercial district on Clark Street will have you right in the thick of neighborhood activity, from festivals to just your average Saturday night out. For a quieter experience, residents can head a bit closer to the lakefront, or west of Clark.

Andersonville is known for its lack of chain restaurants, giving the area a more distinct feel. The main strip of restaurants is located on Clark Street, with everything available from traditional Swedish cuisine to trendier bars and brew houses. Hamburger Mary's is a neighborhood staple, known for its kitschy ambiance and delicious food.

Expect to see many independently owned specialty shops frequented by locals. Don't expect to see crazy crowds of bar-hoppers, but you can expect a long wait at the popular brunch spots.

Andersonville isn't necessarily the place for heavy partying, but the many bars dotting Clark Street have a friendly neighborhood feel that makes for a fun night. Head to a craft beer house for dinner and drinks with friends, followed by a show at the theater at Hamburger Mary's. Thanks to the community's Swedish history, a few dive bars even serve “glogg” in the winter, a traditional mulled wine.

Head to M. Henry for some of the best brunch on the North Side, then go for a stroll through the commercial district in search of eccentric shopping finds. Check out the city's most famous feminist bookstore, Women & Children First, or experience authentic Swedish cuisine at any number of nearby bakeries.

The Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stops on the Red Line of the CTA 'L' train serve Andersonville, offering an easy commute to the Loop. CTA bus lines serving the neighborhood include Clark Street, Foster Avenue, Broadway Street, and Ashland Avenue buses. Additionally, the neighborhood has several Divvy stations, proximity to the Ravenswood Metra station, and access to the Lakefront bike trail for a more adventurous commute. Traffic in the area is generally light, even along Clark Street, but can be somewhat congested during rush hour.

Locals Love

  • The unique, non-chain restaurants
  • The neighborhood history
  • The locally owned shops
  • It’s easier to have a car here

Locals Don't Love

  • Pricier local food and shopping
  • Far proximity from CTA train lines

Neighborhood Reviews

2 Reviews
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The Neighborhood to Watch!!

Kelsey S
Talk about Value! This neighborhood has been a secret favorite of Chicagoans for many years, and now that it was voted 7th hottest neighborhood in the nation by Redfin in 2015, the secret is out! Residents and renters alike love all things Andersonville. Convenient public transportation to both the suburbs and City and a short bike ride to the Lake, this neighborhood is a gem for both young professionals and families alike. As a real estate broker, I have found both renters and first time home buyers are very interested in this neighborhood given the uptick of fun and interesting new restaurants and shops, as well as seasoned buyers and sellers who are looking for great value potential.

Highly walkable neighborhood with few chains

Lauren L
You can pretty much get anything you need in Andersonville. The main drag of shops on N. Clark Street sell both practical things (there's a supermarket and several smaller markets) and impractical (fancy dog sweaters). There's also coffee shops, bakeries, and several ethnic restaurants. You're not going to find super-trendy restaurants like you would in Wicker Park or Logan Square, but the spots here are delicious and staffed with friendly servers and you can usually get a table pretty easily. Bars include the craft beer destination Hopleaf and the cash-only dive Simon's. The Berwyn Red Line stop is about a 10 minute walk from Clark Street, but about four bus lines run through the neighborhood. The residential architecture is gorgeous; mostly two- and three-flats with some more extravagant single-family homes, too. The neighborhood has some chains (Starbucks, Potbelly, Forever Yogurt, a couple chain clothing stores), but most spots here are locally owned. You're also close to the lake, the Lakeshore Trail, and the beaches of Edgewater. This is a great neighborhood for people of all ages.
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