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.
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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$122,500 to $549,000
  • Closed Prices:$94,000 to $572,500
  • Median Sale Price:$307,500
  • Average $ per sq ft:$256
  • Association Fee Ranges:$224 to $390/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1872 to 2017
  • Sq. Ft.:589 to 5,280Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 5Bathrooms


You can find home designs and prices to accommodate your budget in the community of Big Oaks. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $224 to $384, and taxes for the year range from as low as $3,019 to as high as $8,590. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $224 to $384, and taxes for the year range from as low as $1,235 to as high as $1,591. Homes in the community generally have finished basements. The community has homesites around a quarter acre in size. While many of these residences feature garages, side apron parking is also available for residents.

What You'll See

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.

Friday Night Fun

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.

The Perfect Sunday

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.

Where to Live

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.

Where to Eat

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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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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