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About Bridgeport

Located on Chicago's South Side, Bridgeport is a historic neighborhood with a burgeoning artistic movement and indie atmosphere. Home of the Chicago White Sox, Bridgeport is also renowned for its prominent role in shaping city politics and is the birthplace of five Chicago mayors. Bridgeport, once an industrial area, is evolving into a green community with beautiful streetscapes and parks.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $177,400 to $2,078,890

Closed Prices: $158,000 to $945,000

Median Sale Price: $417,000

Average $ per sq ft: $256

Association Fee Ranges: $200, $0 to $3272/mo, $0

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

Age: 1875 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 675 to 8800 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 3 acres

Getting Around Bridgeport

Around Bridgeport

There are a variety of housing styles mixed within Bridgeport. You can find low-rise condo buildings on the same street as single-family and two-flat homes. You'll find more low-rise condos, townhomes and two-flat homes closer to Guaranteed Rate Field and Interstate 90 and 94, so expect crowds, occasional event traffic, and more noise in these areas. Some condos near the ballpark enjoy views of the stadium and are more expensive because of it. The growing neighborhood also has sections of pricey new construction and custom-built homes located near the South Branch of the Chicago River.

If you are familiar with the Chicago housing market, there shouldn't be anything particularly surprising about Bridgeport's average home price. With prices comparable to what you'll find in University Village but a little higher than that of Pilsen or Chinatown, Bridgeport residents can expect to pay more for single-family homes (a bit of a rarity here) and newly constructed condos. However, buyers can find more affordable historic attached homes and condo buildings throughout the area.

From classic restaurants to casual eateries, Bridgeport has something for everyone's appetite. Check out the restaurants and diners along 31st Street and Halsted Street. You will be able to enjoy international cuisine, prix fixe dinners, and organic farm-to-table eating establishments. Surrounding the Sox stadium, you'll find more casual eateries as well as late-night delights and fast food spots where you can grab a Maxwell Street polish and fries at an affordable price.

While the industrial buildings and warehouses of Bridgeport's past are still prominently featured in the area, they have since been repurposed and restructured to be environmentally friendly. They now house art galleries, design studios, event space, and urban farms. The neighborhood has been the recipient of city beautification projects featuring bike trails, paved walking paths, and river views. Also expect to run into White Sox fans from across the city on game days.

Grab a slice of classic Chicago-style pizza on Archer Avenue or take a walk down South Halsted, which is Bridgeport's business corridor. There you will find restaurants, bars, and unique shops that will pique your interest. You can grab a craft beer or specialty cocktail while listening to the sounds of a DJ spinning a variety of beats or explore an apothecary, old-school record store, or a specialty store that carries vintage Godzilla toys. You can also check out the local art scene and see new exhibits at galleries on Morgan Street or 35th Street.

Start your morning by eating a hearty organic breakfast at one of the bakeries and coffee shops along Morgan Street or 31st Street that offer delicious baked goods and locally brewed coffee. Take a stroll at one of the parks and green spaces in the area where you can enjoy a scenic picnic lunch, walk your dog, go for a jog, play basketball or baseball, or swim in the indoor pools.

Bridgeport is serviced by two CTA train lines, the Orange Line and Red Line. The Sox-35th Street stop will drop you off just outside of Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the White Sox, while the Halsted Street and Ashland Avenue Orange Line stops are located along the northern border of Bridgeport. If you prefer to navigate by car, Halsted Street and 35th Street are the main arteries through the neighborhood and, along with the Red Line, Interstate 90 borders the east side of the neighborhood. Bus routes are plentiful with north/south lines running along Halsted Street, Wallace Street, and Wentworth Avenue and east/west lines running along 35th Street, 31st Street, and 26th Street. The neighborhood's sheer size means walking won't be your primary form of transportation, but the neighborhood's many parks offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity.

Locals Love

  • Welcoming neighbors
  • Parks and greens spaces
  • Local art scene
  • Diversity
  • Becoming more environmentally friendly

Locals Don't Love

  • Restricted areas of permit-only parking
  • Limited street parking
  • Event traffic
  • Crowds during baseball season

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