Auburn-Gresham

Overview

Auburn-Gresham is a historic community on the South Side of Chicago. While the neighborhood has witnessed ongoing development over the past century, it has remained rooted in its distinct history and culture. Though the area is primarily residential, several parks and small venues break up the pockets of homes. With a rapidly urbanizing commercial area in the neighborhood's southeast edge, locals can easily access a broad range of shopping, dining, and entertainment.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$14,500 to $249,900
  • Closed Prices:$6,000 to $240,000
  • Median Sale Price:$92,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$76
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $140/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1858 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:497 to 14,000Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 12Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 9Bathrooms

Homes

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

Stretching from Wallace Street to Beverly Boulevard, this South Side neighborhood has flats as well as single-family homes. The majority of houses between Damen and Ashland Avenues have larger units. The main access points to shopping and entertainment can be found between 79th Street and Ashland Avenue. These are good places to live for commuters and those interested in accessing local conveniences without a car.

Where to Eat

Characteristic of the South Side lifestyle, this area features several home-style casual dining options. The north and southeast parts of Auburn-Gresham have some larger restaurants and shopping centers. Several mid-range and upscale chain restaurants are interspersed between local establishments. Whether it's Chinese food or burgers, these new developments have something for everyone.

What You'll See

This area has a large population that is connected through several prominent community organizations. Expect to see a great deal of pedestrian traffic in the southeast end of this neighborhood where commercial and recreational developments are prominent. Auburn-Gresham is also home to several large green spaces, including the 17-acre Dawes Park and the amenity-packed Foster Park. The neighborhood's bungalow-style, single-family homes make for a picturesque, residential atmosphere.

Friday Night Fun

The majority of entertainment around this area features laid-back bars and cocktail lounges. A Friday night could easily include casual bar hopping through the neighborhood or venturing to nearby areas for more clubs and music venues. Regardless, if you are looking for a casual Friday kickback or hoping for a night on the town, Auburn-Gresham hosts its own entertainment options and offers convenient access to other popular neighborhoods.

The Perfect Sunday

Weekends are relatively quiet in this neighborhood with consistent community programs engaging many of the residents. A quiet stroll through the residential areas of Auburn-Gresham or the many small and centralized parks is a Sunday favorite for locals.

Locals Love

Numerous housing styles and options • New restaurants and commercial development • City parks throughout the residential communities.

Locals Don't Love

Traffic on Halsted and Ashland during peak hours • Limited employment opportunities because of few operating businesses • Few family friendly areas for children.

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