Overview

Beverly is famous for its architecture, extensive green spaces, and historical charm. This neighborhood on Chicago's South Side is known for its Irish-style pubs along Western Avenue as well as its unique shopping district that stretches down 103rd Street. Beverly offers an eclectic environment like a big city, yet provides a small-town vibe. The neighborhood has a variety of homes with plenty of backyard space for outdoor recreation.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$134,900 to $995,000
  • Closed Prices:$29,700 to $776,500
  • Median Sale Price:$310,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$173
  • Association Fee Ranges:$100 to $265/mo,$0
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  • Age:1870 to 2015
  • Sq. Ft.:660 to 6,000Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 7Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 6Bathrooms

Homes

You can find a wide variety of home designs and prices in the wonderful community of Beverly. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $120 to $226, and taxes for the year range from as low as $1,875 to as high as $11,827. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $120 to $226, and taxes for the year can range from $1,257 to $4,776. It is typical for the homes in the community to have finished basements. The community has homesites around a quarter acre in size. Here there are many residences that include a driveway with a garage.

Where to Live

Beverly consists of your typical single-family homes and low-rise condos, but there are historic districts of single-family homes that were built during the Victorian era and World War II. Architectural styles like bungalows and Prairie-style houses can be seen throughout the neighborhood. Beverly's Ridge Historic District runs from 87th Street to 115th Street and west to Western Avenue. Famous architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Burley Griffin, George W. Maher, and Howard Van Doren Shaw designed some of the houses in Beverly that can still be seen today.

Where to Eat

Beverly is known for its Irish pubs down Western Avenue. Grab a corned beef sandwich and a Guinness for a hearty meal. Beverly also has traditional eating establishments that have been around since the early to mid 1900s and continue to be staples in the community today. Visit Top Notch on 95th Street and have a seat at the diner where you can order a round steak burger that's made-to-order along with a hand-dipped milkshake. If you're looking for dessert, check out the Original Rainbow Cone on Western Avenue, which has been a classic neighborhood ice cream shop since 1926. Relish in their namesake Rainbow Cone that is topped with five different ice cream flavors.

What You'll See

You'll see plenty of families and children residing in Beverly. This residential neighborhood has quiet, tree-lined streets with yards that are perfect for outdoor recreation. You'll also see people jogging, riding their bikes, or walking their dogs along the sidewalks on sunny days.

Friday Night Fun

Head to Western Avenue to have a drink at one of the many Irish bars. You can enjoy a casual atmosphere, good food, live music, and a fun crowd. During the summer months, delight in the festivities of carnivals, street festivals, and block parties that pop up in the neighborhood.

The Perfect Sunday

Check out the events at the Beverly Arts Center. This cultural and educational institution offers a variety of classes, activities, and events in the performing and visual arts fields. Art lovers can visit The Heritage Gallery, which has been in the community for more than 50 years. It showcases paintings of Chicago area landmarks and scenery by artist Jack Simmerling. For outdoor recreation, head to the Dan Ryan Forest Preserve that has miles of nature trails as well as paved bike paths and picnic areas. Also, if you're around during the month of March, catch a glimpse of the famous South Side Irish Parade that happens every year starting at 103rd Street down to Western Avenue and ends at 115th Street.

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  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades K-8
  • 756 Students
(26 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades K-8
  • 276 Students
(20 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades 7-12
  • 1571 Students
(25 Reviews)
  • Dist 299
  • Public
  • Grades PK-8
  • 295 Students
(4 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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"Charming 'hood!"

Super cute and charming neighborhood! Love the vibrant restaurant scene with many Irish pubs.