Andersonville

Overview

This historically 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 a more settled crowd. If you're seeking a quiet pocket within a big, bustling city, Andersonville may be for you.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$110,000 to $1,599,000
  • Closed Prices:$101,664 to $1,550,000
  • Median Sale Price:$396,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$272
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0,$79 to $763/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:
  • Age:1876 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:425 to 6,000Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 7Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms

Homes

Andersonville offers a wide array of housing designs suitable for any buyer. Most common in this neighborhood are attached homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $126 to $763, and taxes for the year range from as low as $1,676 to as high as $11,085. There are also a variety of single-family homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $126 to $763, and taxes for the year can range from $3,888 to $22,425. It is typical for the homes in the community to have unfinished basements. The community maintains a neighborhood feel with homesites around a quarter acre. A large number of the residences within this community include garages and assigned parking.

Where to Live

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.

Where to Eat

Andersonville is often lauded for its lack of chain restaurants, giving the area a more distinctive 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.

What You'll See

Independently owned specialty shops frequented by a diverse local crowd. Andersonville is home to one of the city's largest gay and lesbian populations, driving the local bar and retail scene. Don't expect to see crazy crowds of bar-hoppers, but you can expect a long wait at the popular brunch spots.

Friday Night Fun

Andersonville isn't your scene if you're one for clubbing, 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 in Hamburger Mary's. Thanks to the community's Swedish history, a few dive bars even serve “glogg” in the winter, a traditional mulled wine.

The Perfect Sunday

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 biggest feminist bookstore, Women & Children First, or experience authentic Swedish cuisine at any number of nearby bakeries.

Locals Love

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

Locals Don't Love

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

Schools

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GreatSchools Rating & School NameSchool FactsParent Ratings
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades PK-8
  • 448 Students
(17 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades PK-8
  • 976 Students
(28 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades 9-12
  • 1533 Students
(26 Reviews)
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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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"Highly walkable neighborhood with few chains "

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.
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"The Neighborhood to Watch!!"

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.
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