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Norwood Park Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Get to know Norwood Park

An abundantly green north side Chicago neighborhood, Norwood Park boasts strong community ties and is filled with fantastic older residences that are ideal for raising a family. Norwood Park resists the typical Chicago grid system in favor of more winding roads. Along these curving drives, homebuyers will find a wonderful variety of properties. Nineteenth-century houses, Cape Cods, ranches, condominiums and new construction developments sum up the real estate opportunities, which fall in just as broad a range of prices. The neighborhood features a small, yet satisfying assortment of dining options within its borders and there is even a unique boutique or two. When it comes to nightlife in Norwood Park, pubs are it. Neighborhood regulars meet up for whatever is on tap and a bit of that community bonding.

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The Norwood Park neighborhood is unique in layout. Modeled after Frederick Law Olmsted’s Riverside community on the east side of the city, Norwood Park’s residential area bucks the typical city grid pattern for winding roads, interspersed with angled streets and mini-subdivisions. Additionally, as the area is filled with trees and other greenery, walking through the neighborhood’s meandering streets is quite literally like a walk in the park.

The neighborhood real estate in Norwood Park varies quite extensively. Homes range from well-maintained nineteenth-century Victorian houses to brick bungalows, Georgians, ranches, and Cape Cods. Also common are single-family condominiums which run the gamut from new construction developments to older brick buildings. As we have mentioned a number of times before (and are continually impressed with), the entire area is fairly green so no matter where you live in Norwood Park, most residences look out onto some kind of green space.

Generally speaking, a smaller home in Norwood Park starts in the mid-$100,000s, but the average sales price for a one- or two-bedroom detached house is $345,000. Places with a little more space (say three or four bedrooms) jump up in average sales price to around $420,000. And the value for some of the more historic properties can be even higher.

A one-bedroom condo or attached unit in Norwood Park starts in the low to mid-$100,000. Two-bedroom units in the neighborhood range between $185,000 and $340,000 with an average sales price around $212,000.

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