About Roscoe Village
Current Prices: $209,000 to $1,799,900
Closed Prices: $159,000 to $2,850,000
Median Sale Price: $575,375
Average $ per sq ft: $350
Association Fee Ranges: $100 to $618/mo, $0
Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
Age: 1880 to 2022
Sq. Ft.: 700 to 8820 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 1 to 7 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms
Around Roscoe Village
Homes in Roscoe Village are largely bungalows, brownstones, and modern single-family constructions. However, renovations of luxury lofts in former industrial buildings and charming vintage homes over storefronts have created a wider variety of housing in the area. Residents on the east side of the neighborhood have convenient access to the Brown Line train while west-siders are closer to shopping at Roscoe Square.
Typical of Chicago's North Side, Roscoe Village has a handful of affordable pockets scattered throughout an otherwise pricey neighborhood. Those looking for bigger bang for their square-foot buck have Avondale to the west and the western portion of Lakeview to the south, but with this lower point-of-entry you sacrifice the more intimate, bucolic environment of Roscoe Village.
If you like brunch, you'll feel right at home in Roscoe Village. This neighborhood has many destination brunch spots as well as old-school institutions, but Roscoe Village isn't just serving up eggs and bacon. You can find everything from Cuban fare and sushi to Turkish cuisine and deep-dish pizza along Roscoe Street alone.
For such a small population, the Roscoe Village community has a wide variety of interests and professions that demand an array of services. Turn any corner and you might see a yoga, Pilates, or cycling studio next to a flower shop, vintage boutique, or photography studio. Chicago Music Exchange, the city’s premier source for guitars and music equipment, can be found in Roscoe Village on Lincoln Avenue.
A Friday night in this neighborhood is all about socializing. Between the many mixers that show off local businesses and the summer and fall street festivals that showcase the neighborhood’s goods and talents, residents of Roscoe Village have plenty of choices on any given Friday night. Several bars and taverns can be found along Roscoe Street, and residents can find live music and comedy at the Beat Kitchen on the neighborhood’s southern edge.
After grabbing a Bloody Mary and candied bacon at one of Roscoe Village's hopping breakfast joints, stop into one of the many specialty clothing, book, or stationary shops in the area. The neighborhood’s quiet streets are also great for bike rides, and the neighborhood bike shop can get your ride a tune-up. Roscoe Village also has a large playground, Feller Playlot Park, along its southern edge.
While day-to-day errands and going out could hardly be more convenient, your commute downtown is not so simple. On the far, far eastside of Roscoe Village are two Brown Line stations, which take you directly to the Loop in about 40 minutes. But those who live in the heart of the neighborhood will have to navigate the city's bus routes to get to the Downtown area, or at least be prepared for a decent walk to the train station. There is some good news here though: the interstate is just a few minutes to the west and south, so those who are in the habit of driving or ride sharing to work have little to worry about. And there's no denying that once you are back within the confines of Roscoe Village, you really don't need to leave, as all of your entertainment and shopping needs can be accomplished on foot.
- Community events
- Laid-back living
- Two local parks
Locals Don't Love
- Rising cost of living.
- Lack of Divvy Stations
- Lines for brunch
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