Bronzeville

Bronzeville

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Bronzeville

This neighborhood is known for its rich history and dynamic culture. After some renovations, the Near South Side and other areas have new commercial and recreational activities. There are now family-friendly activities, plentiful dining options, and newly renovated condominium complexes that make this part of Chicago a unique and popular place to live.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $90,000 to $799,000

Closed Prices: $69,900 to $889,649

Median Sale Price: $259,450

Average $ per sq ft: $175

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $512/mo, $0 to $999

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

Age: 1876 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1876 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 9 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 6 Bathrooms

Getting Around Bronzeville

Around Bronzeville

Slightly less expensive than surrounding areas like Kenwood, Bronzeville is filled with a mix of large single-family homes and spacious rowhomes. Many newly developed homes are intermixed with historic greystone buildings. Although more affordable compared to some other similar areas of Chicago, the closer you get to the lakefront, the more the prices of the homes go up. Bronzeville real estate prices are comparable to those in McKinley Park and Douglas, but less expensive than Bridgeport and Pilsen.

The area north of 47th Street and east of the Dan Ryan has various housing opportunities as well as centralized shops and restaurants. You will find several housing complexes and condos in Bronzeville. Living off of the major streets like Cottage Grove and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenues provide convenient access to public transportation routes to and from Downtown.

The south side of this area has diverse cuisine options for all types of cravings. Home cooking and casual dining venues are notorious in this area, with several more upscale chicken and grill establishments in proximity. Coffee houses and lounges are popular in this area as well, with several prominent venues featuring upscale American and Italian dining.

This neighborhood has a great deal of development east of Oakland and west of the highway. There are lots of shops and places to visit along South Martin Luther King Drive and South Cottage Grove Avenue. Expect to see lots of foot traffic and public transportation along these streets, connecting Bronzeville to surrounding neighborhoods.

With an active nightlife scene, Bronzeville has bars and hangout spots for all audiences, both large and small. Young professionals living in the city or surrounding neighborhoods often frequent the lounges and jazz clubs in this area. A fun Friday night might start with a local BBQ and end with live music and drinks.

The diverse heritage of this neighborhood presents itself in various forms. Cultural events, performances, and community activities create many options for family-friendly recreation. In addition, performances at live music and entertainment venues are plentiful on the weekends. Bronzeville's fun and friendly atmosphere makes the area's lounges and restaurants ideal weekend destinations.

The Red Line runs along the west border of Bronzeville, letting off at 35th-Sox and 47th Street. The Green Line train runs through the heart of the community, with stops at 35th-Bronzeville-IIT, Indiana, 43rd Street, 47th Street, and 51st Street, ensuring that you'll be able to be dropped off near your destination, wherever you're going. Driving north and south is easy due to Bronzeville's proximity to Interstate 90 and Lake Shore Drive. Major north/south bus routes include Martin Luther King Drive, State Street, LaSalle Avenue, and Indiana Avenue. Going east/west, residents can hop on a bus on East 35th Street, Pershing Road, 43rd Street, 47th Street, and 51st Street. Bronzeville's sheer size means that walking to your destination will not be easy, but the number of public transportation options in the neighborhood make it possible to get around.

Locals Love

  • Eclectic fried and home-style cooking
  • Newly renovated recreational environments

Locals Don't Love

  • Increased housing development in limited space
  • Traffic when entering through the expressway

Neighborhood Reviews

3 Reviews
4.5

Wonderful Neighborhood!

Barbara M
I love this neighborhood! I know al my neighbors!

Love Bronzeville

Denise F
Living in the area 50 years... transportation is the greatest and restaurants and mall, etc., are all walking distance.

Historic Neighborhood

Carlos R
Great historic neighborhood, some of the greatest jazz players called it home at one time. Close to downtown, close to every expressway, great residents, and diverse.
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