South Deering
Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale


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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$39,900 to $199,900
  • Closed Prices:$22,000 to $218,000
  • Median Sale Price:$88,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$98
  • Association Fee Ranges:$0/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
  • Age:1888 to 1974
  • Sq. Ft.:675 to 4,370Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 8Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3Bathrooms

Homes for Sale

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

Where to Live

South Deering's housing prices are great for those looking to purchase property, as they often come at a fraction of the cost of a home in a more central neighborhood. And, despite the area's industrial past, you might just end up in a home with old-school charm and character in details like a gated courtyard. A Jewel-Osco grocery store is located on the northwest corner of the residential zone, while a Metra train station is accessible just northeast of the neighborhood.

Where to Eat

Calumet Fisheries is South Deering’s most famous establishment. Featured on the Travel Channel’s No Reservations, this family-owned seafood joint impressed Anthony Bourdain with their house-smoked fish and fried platters. While it’s certainly the neighborhood's must-try restaurant—Chicagoans from all across town make the pilgrimage—you'll also find diners, Mexican food, and lots of pizza in the neighborhood.

What You'll See

South Deering retains many remnants of its industrial past. While much of it has been converted into housing, parks, or nature preserves, you'll still see plenty of visual reminders of this neighborhood's roots. Steel bridges, railroad tracks, and factory structures stand out amongst the otherwise commonplace apartment buildings and homes in the area. Remember the bridge jump in the iconic Blues Brothers film? That took place over one of South Deering's very own industrial bridges.

Friday Night Fun

It's true that South Deering might not have as much entertainment to offer as some of Chicago's other, more central neighborhoods. Sure, it has its bars, pubs, and dives that locals go to (and most of them dot the neighborhood's northeastern corner). However, its southern location means residents have easy access to the nearby Indiana casinos if they want something a bit out of the ordinary. Neighboring areas also boast theaters and well-regarded museums.

The Perfect Sunday

It's hard to imagine–especially during the winter–but South Deering's best assets are its local parks and beaches. The most popular, Calumet Beach, lies just outside of the neighborhood's official confines, but it's worth the trek, especially on a sunny summer day. Pack a lunch and spend a peaceful Sunday here or at one of the neighborhood’s parks.

Locals Love

Short drive from beaches, Indiana casinos • Easy access to Highways 20, 90 and 94 • Delicious seafood restaurants • Ample access to CTA bus routes.

Locals Don't Love

Lack of job opportunities within the neighborhood • Lack of access to CTA trains • Fewer nightlife options.


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