- Current Prices:$259,000 to $649,000
- Closed Prices:$83,000 to $525,000
- Median Sale Price:$275,000
- Average $ per sq ft:$212
- Association Fee Ranges:$145 to $225/mo,$0
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1860 to 2018
- Sq. Ft.:550 to 4,800Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:1 to 7Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:1 to 4Bathrooms
The style of homes in Union Ridge run the gamut, making it easier for any buyer to find what they're looking for. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $165 to $204, and taxes for the year range from as low as $2,148 to as high as $6,617. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $165 to $204, and taxes for the year range from as low as $972 to as high as $2,504. Homes in the community generally have finished basements. The area features homesites averaging around a quarter acre in size. Many of the residences located within this community come with garages as well as assigned parking.
Where to Live
Residents of Union Ridge’s northwest corner can easily walk to the neighborhood’s Blue Line train station. Higgins Avenue runs at a diagonal through the center of the neighborhood and hosts some of the areas restaurants and businesses. John W. Garvy Elementary School is near the southern border of Union Ridge, while Taft High School is just north in Old Norwood Park.
Where to Eat
Union Ridge residents enjoy a variety of restaurants in the area offering comfort food and international cuisine. Big Top Restaurant is the neighborhood’s old-school diner serving omelettes, burgers, and more around the clock. Dino’s Italian Restaurant is the place to go for a tasty pizza, Taco Burrito King is great for Mexican fare, and Royal Sushi offers a long list of sushi. Popular chains such as Portillo’s Hot Dogs can also be found in nearby neighborhoods.
What You'll See
Union Ridge has a residential feel with shady trees and unique homes that give the neighborhood color and character. Chicagoans settled in Union Ridge pursue a life that's a bit less bustling than the city’s center. Street parking is easy to find and traffic is mild. While the neighborhood’s nightlife is fairly sleepy, the community fosters a peaceful environment for enjoying the outdoors.
Friday Night Fun
This residential neighborhood might not be the best place to seek out a big night out, but Union Ridge does have a few neighborhood haunts where locals gather. Concentrated in the northwest corner of the neighborhood on Higgins Avenue, these bars are ready to pour a few libations for commuters exiting the Blue Line after a hard day’s work.
The Perfect Sunday
A stroll or bike ride through Union Ridge’s tree-lined streets is always a fine way to enjoy nice weather. Residents might unwind at Norwood Park’s namesake park, which features tennis courts, a pool, and a dog-friendly area. The Norwood Park area is also a great destination for history buffs and fans of architecture. Chicago’s oldest existing building, the Noble–Seymour–Crippen House, can be viewed just north of Union Ridge.
Access to Blue Line and Expressway • Good schools • Quiet, friendly neighborhood.
Locals Don't Love
Distance from Downtown • Limited dining options • Sleepy nightlife.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.