If you're a first-time buyer that desires to live in an area that prioritizes a community feel, great transit options, parks, and affordability, then this listing of neighborhoods is perfect for you. Whether you’re a first-time home-buyer, or looking to upgrade into a larger yet affordable space, here are 3 affordable communities to consider in 2020.
Bridgeport is a walk-able neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Throughout the area, buyers will find charming cottages, landscaped row homes, and simple brick two-flats. With more than half the properties built before 1940, Bridgeport is prefect for those after a residence with some historic charm. Bridgeport is close to both Pilsen and Chinatown, which puts you close to a variety of ethnic restaurants. The acclaimed Bridgeport Arts Center boasts a full roster of classes and events. There are areas like Palmisano Park for biking, picnicking, and the proposed Paseo Trail project, similar to the 606, running north of the neighborhood, is moving along!
Beverly is ideal if you're a buyer that values a larger home and accompanying traditional backyard space. The neighborhood's historic district along Longwood Drive offers a range of architectural styles including; Carpenter Gothic, Queen Anne, and Prairie School, houses mostly all built between 1890 and 1930. Beverley has one of the highest rates of home-ownership in all of Chicago in which 76% of residents own their home; therefore buyers looking to cultivate a community feel will fit in perfectly here. Spacious, historic, and affordable, single-family homes in the Beverly area currently reflect an average sale price in the mid $300,000's.
With it's rich arts culture, tree lined streets, and recreational opportunities, Humboldt Park is a very popular west side neighborhood. The area is home to a 207 acre park named for the area, the 606 trail, as well as Garfield Park. The swan pedal boats at Humboldt Park Lagoon are a must do!There is mural art everywhere you look creating a lively aesthetic. Many of the two-flat brick and grey0stones buildings were built prior to 1940 which means more square footage for potential homeowners looking to spread out or find an affordable unit in a idyllic Chicago building.