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Development in Chicago's Wrigleyville creates enticing homeowner options


Homebuyers have taken notice in Wrigleyville's has fast-paced development in the past few years. With new restaurants, shops, and families-centered activities, Chicago residents have found the historic neighborhood easier to call home.

Wrigleyville's  reputation as one of the epicenters of sports history hasn't changed with the upgrades. But if you continue your stroll outside of the heart of Wrigley, you’ll notice charming houses on quiet streets, a surplus of greystone buildings, and elementary schools.

Not to mention, all the real estate development has created a variety of home options. Let's take a look at what homeowners have just outside their front door in Wrigleyville.




Wrigleyville holds a high Walkscore of 95 out of 100. The neighborhood is dense. You’ll find public transit options and major roads flowing right through the area. And of course, the number of restaurants, bars, and shops is difficult to beat.


Niche Grade

Wrigleyville’s Niche Grade of an “A” shouldn’t come at too much of a surprise. Even the “bad” is fairly positive.

The good - Nightlife (A+), Good for Families (A-), Diversity (B)

The bad - Public schools (C+), Crime & Safety (C+), Housing (C+)

Keep in mind that Wrigleyville is near many other impressive northside neighborhoods that continue to develop and improve. Many people focus on the nightlife and lively atmosphere on the weekends. However, you’ll find green space nearby, schools tucked away in the residential areas, and reasonably priced housing near the lake.



Neighborhood Highlights

Curious about what it would be like to live in the neighborhood? Here are a few team favorites in Wrigleyville:

Bars - Guthrie’s Tavern, Murphy’s Bleachers, Nisei Lounge, Sheffield’s

Restaurants - Big Star, Tango Sur, Lucky’s Sandwich Company, Old Crow Smokehouse,

Neighborhood musts - Metro, Wrigley Field, Lucky Strike Social

Public transit options - Addison (Red Line), #22 Clark Bus, #152 Addison Bus


Home Examples

As we mentioned, there are endless rows of greystone buildings in the neighborhood. However, you’ll also see newer condos as well as renovated buildings. Here are a few home listings to give you an idea of what’s available:

1140 W Newport Ave, Unit E - 2 beds, 2 baths - $429,000

3720 N Fremont St, Unit 2 - 3 beds, 2 baths - $519,900

862 W Roscoe St, Unit 3 - 2 beds, 2 baths - $530,000

4008 N Clarendon Avev, Unit 1B - 3 beds, 3 baths - $539,000

1221 W School st, Unit 3 - 3 beds, 3 baths - $639,000

3351 N Southport Ave, Unit 3 - 3 beds, 3 baths - $649,900

3810 N Alta Vista Ter - 3 beds, 3 baths - $775,000


Interested in a home in the area? Check the Chicago Mortgage Calculator to see how much buying a home would cost.


Realtors that know Wrigleyville

Interested in viewing properties? Don’t take our examples as the only options. There are Chicago realtors who specialize in the Wrigleyville area who would be thrilled to help you with your home search.

Evelyn Clifford, @properties, evelyn@atproperties.com773.495.8159

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