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Brainerd Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Get to know Brainerd

Nestled along the eastern border of Chicago's well-known Beverly neighborhood, Brainerd is a largely residential community that carries a proud torch for its Irish-American heritage. Home to one of the area's most vibrant parks, Brainerd is a charming melting pot of history and close communal bonds, which is celebrated every June with the much-anticipated neighborhood picnic. When they're not throwing big community get-togethers, local families go to the park for the wide assortment of activities available to kids and adults alike. Recreational programs, children's sports leagues, day camps, and a lengthy outdoor walking and jogging path are enough to keep this neighborhood full of life, no matter what the time of year.

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Brainerd Real Estate

European immigrants who were attracted to the area for its railroad jobs originally settled in Brainerd, and much of the housing and architecture still reflect the 1920s and ‘30s era. The residential streets are lined with a melange of traditional Chicago bungalows, brick raised ranches and split-level homes, while other dwellings uphold a more classic Georgian style. And while the majority of housing options in the neighborhood are detached single-family homes, there are some vintage courtyard condominiums and low-rise residential buildings throughout Brainerd that start at $90,000 and go as high as $200,000. Single-family homes in this south side Chicago neighborhood cover a wide span of price ranges. Some one-story homes are listed in the low to mid $100,000s while other Brainerd properties are put on the market for around $225,000.

Low real estate prices tied to the area are attracting a new wave of developers. New residential construction in Brainerd has become a common site as developers are taking advantage of the modest real estate prices and large vacant lots. With the direction things are going, it is likely that modern condo and townhome units will become more commonplace in Brainerd in the coming decades.

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