Hegewisch

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$90,000 to $225,000
  • Closed Prices:$39,900 to $265,000
  • Median Sale Price:$147,200
  • Average $ per sq ft:$130
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0,$200/mo
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1885 to 2008
  • Sq. Ft.:672 to 2,957Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3Bathrooms

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Homes for Sale

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

Hegewisch Attractions

At the center of the neighborhood is Mann Park, a public city park that houses a multi-purpose recreational facility that offers a variety of activities and programs throughout the year. This central hub of activity has outdoor areas like baseball/soccer fields, a playground, paved trails, and ample greenspace. The field house features indoor facilities such as a large swimming pool, basketball court, and rec rooms that can be rented for private events. Mann Park also hosts family-friendly community events like Movies in the Park during the summer. If you're looking to explore the outdoors more, visit the nearby Powderhorn Prairie Marsh Nature Preserve or the Illinois State Park William W. Powers State Recreation Area. These places offer biking trails, fishing ponds, plenty of open greenspace, and a tranquil atmosphere.

Besides parks and nature preserves, the neighborhood is also home to the Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library, which has been in the community since 1991. The library hosts events year-round ranging from storytime for toddlers to adult book clubs.

Hegewisch Culture

Hegewisch features mostly single-family homes with a few multi-family residences situated along tree-lined streets. This quiet residential area is made up of affordable one and two-story homes that typically have spacious backyards and garages. You can find a majority of residences scattered throughout the neighborhood except on Brainard Avenue, which is the neighborhood’s commercial center that includes local businesses, storefronts, and restaurants. Hegewisch also sits next to the large Ford manufacturing plant, making it a convenient commute for those who work in the area.

Hegewisch Restaurants & Nightlife

In Hegewisch, Brainard and Baltimore avenues are bustling with local shops and eateries. Many of the restaurants are small family-owned businesses, so you won’t see any chain restaurants in the community. While restaurant options may seem limited, you’ll still be able to find a variety of comfort foods like pizza and burgers to authentic cuisines like Mexican, American, and Greek, which are all great for a quick lunch or dinner.

Hegewisch is also known more for its residential vibe than its Friday night scene. The neighborhood has a handful of small dive bars that can be found along Brainard Avenue, as well as a few scattered on Baltimore Avenue, which are frequent social spots for many locals and long-time residents.

Hegewisch Transportation

Although most residents depend on their cars to get around town, Hegewisch is fairly bike- and pedestrian-friendly. Take a walk along the sidewalks throughout the neighborhood, go for a jog on the paved trails in Mann Park, or rent a dockless bike to get around the area. For public transit options, there is one CTA bus that runs along Baltimore Avenue and connects to other CTA bus lines that get passengers to nearby communities like the East Side and South Chicago. The neighborhood is also home to the South Shore train line, which takes commuters to Chicago’s downtown Millennium station in about 35 minutes. Brainard Avenue also connects drivers to Interstate 94, which leads into other major freeways that go into the city or the south suburbs.

Locals Love

Easy parking • Low cost of living • Small, friendly neighborhood.

Locals Don't Love

Distance from Loop • Lack of nightlife • Lack of public transportation.

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