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Fifth City Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Get to know Fifth City

A petite, sub-neighborhood nestled within the larger borders of East Garfield Park, Fifth City's residential streets are located just minutes away from Chicago's bustling downtown. Fifth City offers folks affordable homes in classic brick flats, near to major transportation systems and one of the town's largest parks. More spacious and spread out than other Chicago neighborhoods, Fifth City has quite a bit of undeveloped land and open lots. A trim group of restaurants and businesses hug the community's eastern border, but residents can easily head across the street for additional dining and shopping.

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Fifth City Real Estate

Compared to many of Chicago’s neighborhoods, Fifth City is less densely developed, with the residential buildings and businesses spaced out throughout the community’s wide boulevards. The blocks are lined with century-old graystones and vintage brick apartment buildings, many of which have been rehabbed and updated. The neighborhood also offers a selection of recent constructions, including luxury condos, townhouses, mid-rises and affordable housing developments. A mix of old and new, Fifth City provides something for everyone and every budget.

A one- or two-bedroom condo in Fifth City neighborhood typically ranges from the low $100,000s to $200,000. These residences vary in style from brand new structures with modern designs to older redbrick buildings with remodeled interiors. Three-bedrooms generally up the price to between the mid $100,000s and the upper $200,000s, including some half-duplexes and refurbished condo lofts, all providing comfortable living spaces with contemporary style and amenities. Attached housing is much more common in this west side Chicago neighborhood, however there is a handful of detached single-family homes on the market here. But for the most part homebuyers will find the value is in the multi-unit real estate.


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