West Pullman

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About West Pullman

West Pullman has overcome quite a bit of adversity in its history as one of Chicago's 77 official neighborhoods. In the 1980s and 1990s, the area lost the majority of the jobs that attracted capital and community, and as the years went on without industry, it was discovered that the closed factories left behind pollutants that needed cleaning. Rising above even these circumstances—the solar panel industry booms here now—West Pullman has come out on the other side with a new, cleaner reputation in the 21st century.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $13,000 to $289,000

Closed Prices: $13,000 to $315,000

Median Sale Price: $139,450

Average $ per sq ft: $110

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $269/mo, $0

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

Age: 1878 to 2010

Sq. Ft.: 1878 to 2010 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 6 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around West Pullman

West Pullman sits on the far South Side of Chicago, which means that its real estate isn't in quite as high demand as condos and row homes in the center. You can find plenty of reasonably priced dwellings in this neighborhood, and a great variety of dwellings at that. Everything from affordable, attached units to single-family homes with four or more bedrooms stand in the West Pullman market.

As with most Chicago neighborhoods, you'll find the most culinary variety on West Pullman's busiest streets. Head to Halsted, 115th, or 119th Streets to find the area's eateries. West Pullman is large and its culinary draws match the neighborhood's size. You'll find everything from fried shrimp and chicken, to tacos, to meaty ribs.

West Pullman's on the Chicago grid, but it doesn't feel too cosmopolitan. It's covered almost entirely in houses, which lends the neighborhood a much more residential feel. You won't see as many people taking power lunches or window-shopping like you would downtown. Instead, expect families to walk to the neighborhood's parks and commuters to head to the Metra stations that dot West Pullman.

Although the neighborhood has plenty of restaurants within its borders, West Pullman is lacking a bit on nightlife. However, the neighborhood's major streets do hold several local bars, pubs, and dives that locals frequent. You could also opt for a night at the neighborhood bowling alley or billiards hall.

Within West Pullman’s borders, you will find the neighborhood’s namesake park. It’s part of the Chicago Park District, too, which means its facilities are plentiful and well-maintained. In fact, you could probably spend every Sunday here without getting bored: there’s an outdoor savannah area as well as tennis courts, baseball fields, basketball courts, and a splash pool for kiddos who need to cool down over the summer. If you’re looking for even more of an escape, hop just over the neighborhood’s southern border to the Whistler Woods Forest Preserve, which has become more of a draw thanks to ongoing rejuvenation efforts.

Locals Love

  • Abundance of single-family homes and apartments
  • City park and easy access to a forest preserve
  • Cost-effective housing options
  • Several neighborhood Metra stops

Locals Don't Love

  • Distance from downtown
  • Fewer nightlife options than in other areas
  • Lack of access to CTA trains and buses

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