Overview

Quiet and calm, Dunning provides a peaceful retreat in Chicago's northwest region for those looking to remove themselves from the noise and crowds of the downtown and Wrigleyville areas. Neighboring the expansive Schiller Woods, Dunning is a large neighborhood that supports many local businesses and a number of middle­ class families, who find a satisfying balance between this area's comforts and the bustle of the city proper.

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$92,000 to $589,000
  • Closed Prices:$69,900 to $580,000
  • Median Sale Price:$262,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$198
  • Association Fee Ranges:$109 to $471/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1893 to 2018
  • Sq. Ft.:1 to 4,960Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:1 to 7Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:0 to 4Bathrooms
  • Lot Sizes: - 5+ acres

Homes

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

Where to Live

Houses are the most common residential choice within the blocks of this neighborhood, although there is a smattering of condos and apartments available for those seeking smaller quarters. Renters will have more options on the east end of the neighborhood, while those looking to settle down might prefer the clusters of small homes in the west.

Where to Eat

Dunning provides a blend of different food styles, including Mexican, Italian, sushi, and pizza. Many of the eateries are locally owned, so expect a true Chicago flavoring to any of your orders. The neighborhood is also the home of Eli's Cheesecake Factory, which sells baked goods around the world but makes their fresh items available in Dunning.

What You'll See

Dunning houses a large population of families and is known as the home for many city employees, including police officers and firefighters. In recent decades, the neighborhood has been growing in terms of both total population and diversity. Anyone looking for a secure and calm neighborhood will surely be welcomed into the fold of an open community that will continue to transform in the coming years.

Friday Night Fun

Try a late dinner and drinks at one of the grills and sports bars that line Irving Park Road. Stick around for a long night of appetizers and game-watching if your team is playing. Otherwise, make a move towards the southern portion of the neighborhood to seek out one of the lounges or hidden nightclubs.

The Perfect Sunday

Take some classes or catch a daytime showing at one of the theater companies in the area, or receive some musical or dance training to hone your expressive skills. Then step into one of the many privately-owned coffee shops for an espresso and a pastry. Feel free to lounge and enjoy some discussion or deep thinking; the atmosphere in these places won't encourage you to rush out the door.

Locals Love

Locally-based shops • Proximity to Schiller Woods. • Quiet atmosphere.

Locals Don't Love

Distance from Lake Michigan. • Little access to highways • Scarce access to public transit.

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Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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