Auburn-Gresham

Overview

Auburn-Gresham is a historic community on the South Side of Chicago. The development of this neighborhood over the past century have made it an authentically Chicago place to be. Several parks and small venues diversify this residential district. With a rapidly urbanizing commercial area in the neighborhood's southeast edge, locals can easily access a broader range of shopping, dining, and entertainment.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$9,500 to $235,000
  • Closed Prices:$6,000 to $251,000
  • Median Sale Price:$72,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$77
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $275/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

The community of Auburn-gresham consists of home designs and prices that accommodate a range of price points. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $212 to $275, and taxes for the year range from as low as $256 to as high as $32,000. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $212 to $275, and taxes for the year can range from $841 to $1,686. It is typical for the homes in the community to have finished basements. The community has homesites around a quarter acre in size. Off-alley parking is common in most residences, many of which also have a garage.

Where to Live

Stretching from Wallace Street to Beverly Boulevard, this part of the South Side 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 chain restaurants and shopping centers. Some of the mid-range and upscale restaurants available are national chains. 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 churches and 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.

Friday Night Fun

The majority of entertainment around this area features upscale dining and clubs. A Friday night could easily start out with casual bar hopping and transform into a night out cruising through Auburn-Gresham to the lounges and music venues on the west side. While there are several hotspots, this is definitely a good place to get started before heading to neighboring areas for more lounges and venues.

The Perfect Sunday

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

Locals Love

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

Locals Don't Love

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

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GreatSchools Rating & School NameSchool FactsParent Ratings
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades PK-8
  • 408 Students
(4 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades PK-8
  • 292 Students
(6 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades 9-12
  • 455 Students
(2 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades PK-8
  • 319 Students
(1 Review)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades 7-12
  • 1190 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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