Calumet Heights

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$42,000 to $259,000
  • Closed Prices:$30,000 to $309,000
  • Median Sale Price:$163,200
  • Average $ per sq ft:$113
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1880 to 2006
  • Sq. Ft.:660 to 7,250Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3Bathrooms

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Homes for Sale

The home designs and prices in the community of Calumet Heights are suitable for a range of price points. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes. Property taxes for the year range from as low as $359 to as high as $4,222. Homes in the community generally have finished basements. The neighborhood maintains a cozy feel with homesites averaging around a quarter acre. Off-alley parking is available to most residences in this community, which also typically have a garage.

Where to Live

The main streets in the neighborhood are Stony Island Avenue, 87th Street, and 95th Street. You have to take the bus to connect to the Red Line, but you can also get into the city or suburbs via the Metra. Two-story, single-family homes are prominent, but newer developments and remodeling allow for a nice selection of smaller condos.

Where to Eat

When it comes to food, there is something for everyone in Calumet Heights. You will find vegetarian restaurants, soul food, Chicago classics, and traditional American food. There is even a nice mix of fusion and ethnic food from the melting pot of residents who live in Chicago. Most restaurants offer low- to mid-range food that is high quality yet affordable. There are, of course, several fast food options in the neighborhood as well.

What You'll See

The cornerstone of the neighborhood is the 17-acre Jesse Owens Park, which features baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a playground, and a fieldhouse with an indoor basketball court. There are smaller parks that hug the southern border of the neighborhood, each featuring a modest amount of space for recreation or enjoying a picnic on a beautiful day. Bungalow-style homes with frontyards (which is rare in Chicago) sit on tree-lined streets, making Calumet Heights a suburban-like environment.

Friday Night Fun

The nightlife scene has improved over the years. A few bars have popped up along South Stony Island Avenue and East 87th Street. There are lots of great date night options and casual activities you can enjoy with friends and family. Don't forget to check out what is going on at the Jessie Owens Park, which was one of the Chicago parks that received a multimillion-dollar makeover when Chicago was bidding on the 2016 Olympics, even though the bid was not successful.

The Perfect Sunday

The outdoor areas of Jessie Owens Park are open on Sundays, and the less populated areas of Lake Michigan are only a short bus or car ride away. This is a dog-friendly neighborhood so head out for a stroll with your pet. Calumet Heights also has the Bronzeville Children's Museum.

Locals Love

Community feel • Lots of lush greenery throughout the neighborhood • Parking is easy compared to most Chicago neighborhoods..

Locals Don't Love

Limited Metra schedule on nights and weekends • No direct access to the Red Line.

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