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Fuller Park Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Get to know Fuller Park

Fuller Park is a slender 15-block south side community that hugs the west side of the Dan Ryan Expressway between Pershing Road and Garfield Boulevard. The neighborhood is named after Melville Fuller, a Chicago resident who served as the Chief Justice of the United States between 1888 and 1910. But the area's history is only the base on which this stretching neighborhood was built. Today Fuller Park inhabitants enjoy recreational community programs and activities offered at the namesake park. When the weather is nice, the outdoor baseball fields, tennis courts, playground, and kiddie spraypool are always in use. But for the winter months, the indoor gymnasium is in full swing, keeping everyone active throughout the hibernation season.

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Fuller Park Real Estate

Small one- and two-story single-family frame houses are common along the residential streets of Fuller Park neighborhood. While several homes have been renovated with modern updates, there are still plenty of those lovely fixer-uppers that need a bit of work and a fresh coat of paint. Most three- or four-bedroom detached dwellings in Fuller Park are listed for less than $200,000 with many options in the low $100,000s. You can even buy vacant properties for as little as $50,000 here. As for multi-unit residences, the amount of available housing is more limited. Still there are older attached townhomes with two bedrooms for between $70,000 and $80,000, and some newer model condos and half-duplexes for between $220,000 and $340,000.

Though the housing market in Fuller Park is experiencing an uptick, it is still primarily a rental market, with more than two-thirds of the properties in the neighborhood housing rental units. And while there are many simple sided homes, the neighborhood boasts a rich architectural legacy, as several buildings have survived from before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Notably, there are several frame houses that still stand on Wells Street and Princeton Avenue, as well as several in the romantic Queen Ann style that were designed by Henry Newhouse in the 1880s.


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