South Shore

South Shore

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About South Shore

South Shore has been home to well-established and reputable Chicago businesses for several generations. This beachfront neighborhood features some of the city's most diversified lakeside living options. With major retailers and malls available in the northeast region of South Shore, this urban center offers plenty of attractions and amenities on the city's South Side.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $34,900 to $649,000

Closed Prices: $20,625 to $810,000

Median Sale Price: $140,000

Average $ per sq ft: $115

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $1520/mo, $0 to $987

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

Age: 1880 to 2015

Sq. Ft.: 1880 to 2015 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 7 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Around South Shore

This neighborhood presents a range of housing options from condominiums to bungalow homes. The beautiful lakefront views make real estate closer to the east the most sought after. Most properties east of Jeffery Boulevard feature newer amenities and easier access to public services like community centers and schools. With seven Metra stations located in the area, South Shore residents throughout the neighborhood enjoy an easy commute.

South Shore has a handful of prominent restaurants along 71st and 75th Streets. Grills and family-owned fast food venues are the most common and offer everything from burgers to Chinese takeout. Finer restaurants in this area are found east of Jeffery Boulevard and generally close earlier in the evening. South Shore is best known for its deep-fried and grilled items with small family-owned restaurants also along 75th and 76th Streets. For something a bit healthier, check out the soulful vegan fare at Majani.

There are clusters of newer homes followed by well-established units just a few blocks away. Several malls and shopping centers are found throughout the neighborhood often tucked between stretches of residential buildings. Expect to find more recognizable urban chains and foot traffic the closer you are to the lake.

Diners and late-night fast food restaurants are plentiful in South Shore, so finding midnight snacks is easy in this neighborhood. There are a handful of clubs in this neighborhood for a more lively crowd, or you might enjoy a relaxing evening with a leisurely drive down South Shore Drive.

The South Shore Cultural Center features an array of events. A Sunday visit to 71st and Exchange Drive may turn into a beautiful trek through the South Shore Nature Sanctuary. The proximity of recreational facilities in this area makes a terrific afternoon outing. Alternatively, check out the numerous shopping plazas and malls that offer a wide selection of affordable products.

Locals Love

  • Proximity to the Lake
  • Affordable and diverse housing options
  • Historic neighborhood

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic from surrounding neighborhoods
  • Lack of cultural events and organizations
  • Fewer renovated apartments further from the lake.

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