Big Oaks

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Big Oaks

This area is located near Norridge Park and is outlined as one of the predominant areas in its vicinity. Bordered by neighboring Norridge Park's facilities, there are several key benefits to living in Big Oaks. A large population of the city is ethnically diverse, while many police officers from the area choose to live in Big Oaks as well. The convenient location and access to key schools make this a versatile and family-friendly part of town.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $150,000 to $698,000

Closed Prices: $100,001 to $755,625

Median Sale Price: $350,000

Average $ per sq ft: $273

Association Fee Ranges: $230 to $390/mo, $0

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

Age: 1916 to 2014

Sq. Ft.: 1916 to 2014 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 5 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Getting Around Big Oaks

Around Big Oaks

Most residents are in their mid-40s and up, making for a quiet demographic in this part of Chicago's Norridge Park. The ease of access to I-90 and surrounding neighborhoods east of Oriole allow for a lot of traffic during peak hours. There are lots of neighborhoods and homes in this area that promote a unique sense of warmth and family-friendly dynamics.

Many restaurants are locally owned in Big Oaks, contributing to an intimate community feel in this area. The residential favorites include Italian and Mexican diners in Big Oaks and neighboring parts of Norridge Park. Often featuring live music and dancing, these areas are consistently packed on Friday nights and can be an engaging evening out.

With parks and streets lined with trees, the seasons bring different shades to the greenery in Big Oaks. Many families enjoy recreational activities through the park district and community engagement programs in this area. The availability of parks throughout the subdivisions of Big Oaks make for a wonderful change of pace on Sunday afternoon.

Foster Avenue outlines the north area of Big Oaks while Nagle Avenue is towards the east. Living closer to the Kennedy Expressway is easily possible in this area for those interested in car travel. The surrounding golf courses also create a scenic neighborhood environment for couples or singles within this laid-back neighborhood.

With recent developments over the past two decades, this area features a number of dining spots. There are some restaurants near Harlem Avenue while other spots towards Gunnison Street can be accessed by a short walk or car ride. Brunch spots and casual American dining are found throughout the area.

Locals Love

  • Easily transportation with routes to the I-90 expressway
  • Access to schools

Locals Don't Love

  • Limited renovation on older units throughout the neighborhood
  • Lack of diverse nightlife options
  • High rental prices

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