Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$49,900 to $229,900
  • Closed Prices:$15,000 to $239,000
  • Median Sale Price:$128,500
  • Average $ per sq ft:$98
  • Association Fee Ranges:$353,$0 to $450/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1892 to 2007
  • Sq. Ft.:672 to 3,875Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 5Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3Bathrooms

Homes for Sale

If you're in the market for a new home, Burnside has a fantastic variety of designs to choose from. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $275 to $433, and taxes for the year range from as low as $105 to as high as $3,830. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $275 to $433, and taxes for the year can range from $966 to $1,426. It is typical for the homes in the community to have finished basements. The homesites in the community are usually about a quarter acre in size. Here you will find that many residences include a garage as well as access to off-alley parking.

Where to Live

Houses for sale in the Burnside neighborhood flaunt price tags with varying numbers of zeroes. That variety gives you flexibility to choose a single-family home, condo or apartment to purchase. As for location, most hover at or near Cicero Avenue, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare.

Where to Eat

The grid-style streets that make Chicago famous stretch all the way south to Burnside. They give the neighborhood its own grid, which makes finding a restaurant easy if you stick to the main streets. East 87th Street, for example, is one of the more well-traveled roads and therefore has more restaurants. Keep an eye out for American, Caribbean, sandwich, soul food and pizza eateries.

What You'll See

You can't expect the Burnside neighborhood to be as buzzing as, say, the Loop on a workday morning, but it still has residents who walk its sidewalks and drive its streets. As for the way it looks, it resembles many of the other mostly residential neighborhoods that fill Chicago's sprawling surrounds.

Friday Night Fun

Burnside might not have as much nightlife as downtown Chicago, but a bit of exploring will reveal hole-in-the-wall bars and lounges where you can pop in for a relaxing beverage. Exploring just beyond the borders of Burnside might lead you to non-bar-based activities too. Neighboring areas have theaters, hobby classes and other leisure options if you want to have fun without imbibing.

The Perfect Sunday

The Chicago Park District has had the rights to Burnside Park since 1970, but only in 1998 was this green expanse given the same name as the neighborhood in which it lies. Burnside families flock to the park on days when it's not too rainy or cold to play on the fully stocked playground, as well as the baseball field and basketball courts. Head here on a sunny Sunday to see what all of the fuss is about.

Locals Love

Many food options and cuisines • Burnside Park • Affordable housing.

Locals Don't Love

Lack of access to CTA transit • Few nightlife options • Few entertainment options.

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