West Garfield Park
Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

Overview

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Quick Facts

  • Current Prices:$94,250 to $350,000
  • Closed Prices:$72,500 to $324,500
  • Median Sale Price:$115,000
  • Average $ per sq ft:$143
  • Association Fee Ranges:$125/mo,$0
(based on data from the last 12 months)
  • Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
  • Age:1890 to 2011
  • Sq. Ft.:960 to 7,234Sq. Ft.
  • Bedrooms:2 to 6Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms:1 to 3Bathrooms

Homes for Sale

West Garfield Park offers home designs and prices to match most any requirement on just about any budget. Most common in this neighborhood are single-family homes, which usually have home owner association fees ranging from $150 to $314, master fees around $100, and taxes for the year range from as low as $1,182 to as high as $3,822. There are also a variety of attached homes. Those usually have home owner association fees ranging from $150 to $314, and taxes for the year range from as low as $534 to as high as $5,852. Homes in the community generally have unfinished basements. Lots in this community are typically around a quarter acre.

Where to Live

Much of the available real estate includes attached homes that can often be purchased at a reasonable price. The Eisenhower Expressway cuts through the neighborhood, and units near the road allow for easy access to downtown and the outside suburbs. The Blue Line is also within walking distance of this central area, while the Green Line is accessible on the north side of the neighborhood.

Where to Eat

Local eateries here generally prepare tasty comfort food. Southern-style chicken, barbecue, and Jamaican-inspired jerk cuisine is common and affordable. Food is generally made to order—you'll be better served taking your time and enjoying some conversation before taking on your hot meal straight out of the kitchen.

What You'll See

Residents here are often locally raised, coming from families that grew up in the neighborhood. Having been here for some time, they are familiar with the waves of economic hardship that have swept through the area. It gives the community here a tough soul and a sense of pride. They are more than welcoming to friendly newcomers, but highly wary of potential troublemakers.

Friday Night Fun

Take your time with a lengthy dinner and then explore some of West Garfield Park's nightlife offerings. Several lounges and dive bars dot the neighborhood and bring with them a strong local atmosphere. Expect to engage in a conversation here over several pints. Those interested in more energetic entertainment will be pleased by the neighborhood's underground scene, which includes several venues that host traveling radio shows, live music performances, and networking opportunities for local artists.

The Perfect Sunday

Stop by the Garfield Park Conservatory, a massive greenhouse which will delight nature-lovers looking to escape from the concrete monotony of the city. The Conservatory is a great place to take a solo walk and clear your mind, or bring along the whole family to participate in one of the kid's exhibits and special events.

Locals Love

Tight-knit community • Reasonable cost of living • Proximity to transportation.

Locals Don't Love

Vacant homes • Relatively few businesses.

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