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Douglas Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

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As one of Chicago's earliest settlements, Douglas has a rich and patriotic heritage. Conveniently located along the lakefront between the South Loop and Bronzeville, the neighborhood has the advantage of being a few short miles from downtown, while still sitting on Lake Michigan's beautiful shoreline. A number of public parks serve the community member's recreational needs. Beach access, baseball fields, bike paths, gardening clubs, softball leagues and summer day camps play a part in the daily Douglas lifestyle where neighbors assemble for old-fashioned fun and community bonding.

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Douglas Real Estate

The urban feel of this Chicago neighborhood is part of its charm. Long blocks are dotted with trees and edged by wide sidewalks where local children play alongside the community’s shared backyard—the namesake public park.

The majority of homes in Douglas Park neighborhood occupy multi-unit residential buildings, which include a large concentration of graystone row houses—remnants of the area’s first batch of inhabitants. Many of these stately residences have been divided up into two- and three-bedroom flats to create affordable properties with plenty of space to raise a family, starting around $70,000 per unit.

There’s a section of newer development along Fairfield Avenue, just north of one of the neighborhood’s hospitals. Recently constructed brick walkups line the adjacent residential streets. These single-family homes, starting closer to $200,000, typically offer three bedrooms and a contemporary layout with modern amenities. Additional projects are in the works along California Avenue and other parts of Douglas Park, bringing renewed interest to the neighborhood both from young families and first-time owners.

There are also a number of existing, yet recently built flats and half-duplexes that sell for between $300,000 and $400,000 in Douglas Park, in addition to rows of new townhouses on Albany Avenue (situated right on the edge of the park). Like other contemporary housing in Douglas Park neighborhood, these homes have beautiful finishes such as hardwood floors, granite kitchen countertops and rooftop decks—some with a magnificent view of the park, which is probably the biggest backyard you can get in the city of Chicago. Many of these properties start in the low $400,000s and go as high as $460,000.

Homebuyers will also discover detached single-family homes starting in the low $100,000s in Douglas Park. These include many older one- and two-story, simple frame houses and traditional brick structures with quaint front porches. But there’s versatility in the area’s real estate with some newer constructions designed in the traditional urban townhouse-style that start in the low to mid $200,000s. So families are sure to find plenty of affordable properties that provide sufficient room and privacy.

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