Ford City

Ford City

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Ford City

Ford City is a small neighborhood located on the southwest side of Chicago. The neighborhood acquired its name, because it was once home to the Ford Aircraft plant, which is long since closed. The Orange Line gets you close to the neighborhood, but a bus is required to get you all the way into this family-friendly neighborhood.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $38,000 to $229,900

Closed Prices: $27,000 to $359,000

Median Sale Price: $205,000

Average $ per sq ft: $99

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $441/mo, $0 to $6

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

Age: 1947 to 2006

Sq. Ft.: 1947 to 2006 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 3 Bathrooms

Getting Around Ford City

Around Ford City

Ford City has a mix of condos, townhouses, and one and two story brick bungalows. Pulaski is one of the neighborhood’s main streets, but overall, this is a pretty low-key neighborhood. Buses are plentiful, but if you work downtown and don’t drive, the closer to the Orange Line, the better. The Orange Line stops at Midway Airport, so you will have to take a bus to get to the train.

The culinary scene in Ford City is a reflection of the neighborhood’s residents. You will find plenty of traditional American restaurants, but also a nice mix of Polish, Irish, Mexican, and Latin American food. Casual dining is the primary option, and most restaurants, bakeries, and bars are locally owned.

This is a family-friendly neighborhood. Expect to see kids playing outside, dogs in the yard, and even indoor/outdoor cats, which is rare in most Chicago neighborhoods. Since the train doesn’t make it all the way to the neighborhood, it has a bit of a small town/suburban feel to it.

There is not much in terms of nightlife in the neighborhood. A few places serve Friday Night Fish Fry or head to Ford City Mall to see a movie. Most restaurants close at the same time on Friday as they do during the week, but you will find a few neighborhood bars and casual late night spots.

Sunday is the perfect day to stay in with the family, head to the park, or head over to Ford City Mall to get some shopping done. Ford City Mall had over 130 retailers and restaurants, making it one of the largest mall in the city.

Locals Love

  • Neighborhood restaurants and retailers.
  • Family friendly, laidback neighborhood.
  • Easy and free/inexpensive street parking.

Locals Don't Love

  • Not much in terms of fine dining or night life.
  • No direct train access.

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