South Chicago

Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$35,000 to $304,900
  • Closed Prices:$15,000 to $414,900
  • Median Sale Price:$109,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$88
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0 to $200/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
  • Age:1885 to 2008
  • Sq. Ft.:684 to 5,952Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms

Homes for Sale

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

Where to Live

South Chicago is mostly made up of single-family homes, including bungalows and two-flats. A few multi-unit buildings like greystones, condos, and townhomes are scattered throughout the area. This blue-collar neighborhood has plenty of residential areas that provide families with spacious yards, covered patios, and garage parking. Homes along busy streets like Commercial Avenue or South Chicago Avenue will experience more traffic and noise as opposed to the quieter side streets. The Metra rail runs through the eastern half of the neighborhood, providing a relaxing commute to the Loop.

Where to Eat

While South Chicago isn’t particularly known for its food scene, the neighborhood does contain some hidden gems. Calumet Fisheries, visited by Anthony Bourdain in No Reservations, has been a destination for decades thanks to its smoked seafood and fried platters. Fantastic Mexican food is prevalent in the area, and Cocula leads the pack with authentic cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. During the summer months, residents also enjoy food-on-the-go from street vendors and food carts that sell items likes Mexican street corn and fresh fruit with all of the fixings. For great pizza anytime of year, check out Capri’s.

What You'll See

South Chicago is largely populated by working-class families and small-business owners. You'll see residents shopping along Commercial Avenue or jogging around the parks and lakefront. During the warmer months of the year, residents make the most of the weather by hosting barbecues or attending street festivals. In early mornings and late afternoons, you'll see kids walking to school or waiting by the bus stop as well as commuters heading toward the Metra train station.

Friday Night Fun

In the summer months, residents can check out a street festival or carnival for games, food, and rides. Local churches often host fundraisers with home-cooked cuisine and live entertainment to support good causes. Families can attend sidewalk sales and festivals where they can shop from local stores at bargain prices. You can also enjoy a traditional Mexican dinner and drinks while listening to the jukebox play Spanish hits at one of the restaurants on Commercial Avenue.

The Perfect Sunday

Sundays are perfect for exploring the parks or having a picnic near the lakefront. Rainbow Beach Park, just north of the neighborhood, offers a large stretch of sand for sunbathing and building castles. Seasonal events like Shakespeare theater or movies in the park are a great way to relax outdoors while enjoying free entertainment. Bargain hunters may enjoy perusing the shops and small businesses along Commercial Avenue.

Locals Love

Access to Metra trains • Parks and green spaces • Ample street parking • Access to the lakefront.

Locals Don't Love

Noise and traffic on busy streets • Outdated homes • Few grocery stores.

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