Austin

Austin

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Austin

Sprawling across the western boundaries of the city, Austin is Chicago's most populous neighborhood yet still maintains a strong sense of community. The sheer size of the area, which spans from Garfield Park in the east to the edge of Oak Park in the west, makes it one of the most expansive in Chicago and home to a wide range of architecture, culture, and personality.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $52,500 to $429,000

Closed Prices: $42,000 to $425,000

Median Sale Price: $245,000

Average $ per sq ft: $136

Association Fee Ranges: $16, $0 to $349/mo, $0

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

Age: 1870 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1870 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 5 Bathrooms

Getting Around Austin

Around Austin

Austin offers a number of multi-room houses and smaller condominium complexes. Galewood, the northwest pocket of the neighborhood, is a popular destination for new residents and first-time homebuyers. "The Island," an isolated zone in the southwest corner, is also a common landing spot for those seeking a unique Austin experience.

Southern cuisine, Cajun, and soul food abound here, particularly in the southern area. However, the size of Austin means that a number of choices are available. On any given street you may find Mexican, Thai, or even Greek restaurants to check out. No matter where you are, expect your culinary options to be locally owned and customer-oriented.

The cornerstone of this neighborhood is Columbus Park, a 135-acre greenspace that was designed by world-renowned architect Jens Jensen and was deemed a National Historic Landmark in 2003. The neighborhood is rich in murals, architectural dynamism, and in locally owned stores and restaurants.

A number of bars and theaters dot the northern landscape in Austin, offering plenty of choices for those looking to unwind with an evening lager or a late night film. This active community often organizes opportunities for local artists, musicians, and poets to get together and perform, adding to the area's sense of unity and pride. Keep an eye on the neighborhood bulletins for a chance to catch one of these gatherings.

Take a stroll through the parks and stop by one of the playing fields or courts for a quick game of touch football or softball with friends. Chances are, you'll be joined by fellow members of the community, along with the many youth leagues that are sure to be active on a nice weekend.

Locals Love

  • The variety of an expansive neighborhood
  • Pockets of historic homes.
  • Convenient highway access and parking.

Locals Don't Love

  • Distance from Lake Michigan.
  • A long train ride to downtown and other areas of the city.

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