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About Roseland

An expansive area encompassing six neighborhoods, Roseland is home to the Chicago State University campus, several small parks, and a huge variety of homes. A laid-back slice of Chicago on the far end of the South Side, Roseland offers a lifestyle similar to a suburb with many urban amenities. The quiet atmosphere found in this neighborhood has attracted many Chicagoans looking to settle down within the city limits.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $26,000 to $358,000

Closed Prices: $18,000 to $320,000

Median Sale Price: $150,000

Average $ per sq ft: $118

Association Fee Ranges: $0/quarter, $0, $0 to $431/mo, $0

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

Age: 1875 to 2009

Sq. Ft.: 1875 to 2009 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Around Roseland

Fernwood, a western locality within Roseland, is known for new developments and modern housing options. This dynamic community allows for a unique vantage point within the community with easy access to necessary resources and amenities. Rosemoor offers housing east of Michigan Avenue that consists largely of well-established single-family homes. On the north end of Roseland, Princeton Park and Lilydale offer homeowners easy access to the expressway and Red Line trains, while to the south, Sheldon Heights and West Roseland are in close proximity to Gwendolyn Brooks Prep School, Palmer Water Park, and Michigan Avenue.

Roseland offers a diverse range of dining options between 102nd Street and 108th Streets. Most of these venues serve sandwiches, pastries, and other diner-style food. Upscale and ethnic cuisine can be found on the periphery of the neighborhood between Halsted and Cottage Grove Avenues. Diners and grills are the most prominent type of culinary options in this area, with neighboring Washington Heights and Cottage Grove presenting more options to locals as well.

This is a very cosmopolitan community, with many locally owned businesses and restaurants that can suit any taste or need. Chicago State University sits on the neighborhood's northeasternmost point, so expect to see students bustling to and from class. Roseland also has Palmer Park and Abbott Park within its borders.

Roseland features a handful of bars and eateries around the prominent university in this area. A Friday night can start out at one of these popular dive bars. There are also cocktail bars, sports bars, and even a brewery. Easy access via train and car allow for commuting to and from events in other parts of the city.

An ideal weekend outing in Roseland can feature shopping and dining near 111th Street. Palmer Park offers recreational activities near Gwendolyn Brooks College. With strong community ties with local churches, expect to see several festivities and events on the weekends.

Locals Love

  • Proximity to routes for accessing downtown
  • Local universities and schools
  • Diverse dining and shopping options

Locals Don't Love

  • Limited housing development on the southern half of the area
  • High traffic during peak hours

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