Overview

Stretching across Chicago's southeast landscape, Douglas is a well-established part of Chicago South Side. One of the city's most treasured beaches — 31st St Beach — sits along the neighborhood's eastern edge, while the abundance of green spaces make it a picturesque place to call home. Minutes from downtown but in the heart of one of the city's most dynamic neighborhoods, Douglas residents enjoy the attractions of city life while having a quaint, residential pocket to call their own.

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$71,000 to $499,999
  • Closed Prices:$52,500 to $637,000
  • Median Sale Price:$160,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$150
  • Association Fee Ranges:$671,$0,$72 to $1145/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1871 to 2016
  • Sq. Ft.:374 to 5,000Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:0 to 7Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms

Homes

Homes in this area come in a wide range of prices, styles, and sizes.

Where to Live

Douglas has many condos and large apartment complexes that offer the same comforts as other Chicago neighborhoods but at more budget-friendly prices. Recent revitalization efforts in the area, particularly within "the Gap" in the northern zone of the neighborhood, have created a number of affordable apartment and condo options. In the southern zone of the neighborhood, many residents choose to settle near 47th street, the hub of the pocket district known as Grand Boulevard.

Where to Eat

In the past, Douglas has traditionally been populated by fast food outlets offering quick and greasy treats to go. While these stands still provide some tasty comfort for peckish residents, the area has recently seen growth in sit-down restaurants with more premium billing, creating a more diverse neighborhood menu of more slowly prepared classics in southern, creole, and barbecue stylings.

What You'll See

Douglas citizens are generally Chicago locals with a strong work ethic and deep sense of connection with their neighborhood’s roots. They take a great amount of pride in the success the community has had overcoming the area's economic hardships. Newcomers with an appreciation for the history and culture here will fit in nicely.

Friday Night Fun

Take a stroll down to 47th street to see what Grand Boulevard has to offer. This neighborhood used to be well-known as a jazz capital, and while some of the older clubs have closed, there are still several places to grab a drink and listen to the sweet sounds of a saxophone. This area also has a worthwhile standup comedy scene for those that prefer jokes over jazz.

The Perfect Sunday

Get lost in Washington Park, a natural oasis that stretches across the southern border of the neighborhood. With plenty of room to roam, it's easy to spend an afternoon with the family tossing around a football, having a picnic, or just taking in the natural scenery. Afterwards, stop by one of the local exhibitions or storefronts to browse through some art and literature, created by Chicago artists and authors and heavily influenced by the neighborhood's cultural heartbeat.

Locals Love

Proximity to Lake Michigan. • Enjoying the offerings of local creative talent. • Being part of a neighborhood that holds a rich and storied chapter in black history..

Locals Don't Love

Traffic noise from the highway and Lake Shore Drive. • Lowering population numbers. • Congested traffic..

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