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McKinley Park Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Get to know McKinley Park

A short five miles southwest of the Loop, McKinley Park got its name from America's 35th president, William McKinley. McKinley Park boasts a thick working-class history and plenty of creature comforts like wide open spaces, cozy homes, and a newly renovated, absolutely gorgeous 69-acre park (also named McKinley Park). Picturesque lagoons provide a beautiful setting for picnicking in the summer and ice skating in the winter. The community park also hosts seasonal sports, day camps and other organized activities for residents of all ages. In addition to fun recreation options right in your own backyard, McKinley Parkers enjoy close proximity to several dozen restaurants, sandwich shops, bars and bakeries. McKinley Park is also one of the few Chicago neighborhoods to have a Target within its boundaries, but for anything else it's easy enough to jump on the Orange Line train or hop on the Stevenson Highway for a quick trip into downtown.    

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McKinley Park Real Estate

McKinley Park is a slow and steady kind of Chicago neighborhood—isn’t that the type that wins the race? But seriously, McKinley Park has been developing through generations of working-class families that first settled the land in the 1830s. Now, over a century later, McKinley Park is still a cozy, family-focused neighborhood with affordable housing, on the cusp of being on the rise. The residential streets reveal an appealing mix of old and new structures, where modern townhomes occasionally sit catty-corner to century-old homes.

New townhouses, smaller apartment complexes, and two- to four-story flats line the avenues next door to neighborhood parks. A variety of smaller bungalows, raised ranches, and single-family homes round out the housing options in McKinley Park. In general, the homes include spacious living areas, reasonable property values, and a short commute on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to downtown Chicago.

Generally, the average sales price for a one-bedroom condo in McKinley Park is $209,000, but you can easily find places in the mid to upper $100,000s. Two or three-bedroom units average around $278,000 with a few in the $350,000 to $375,000 range. Detached single-family homes with three bedrooms sell for as low as $90,000, but can reach into the $400,000s. While not common for the majority of McKinley Park housing, some of those century-old historic homes are valued at a million dollars.


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