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Ashburn
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Ashburn Overview

Ashburn consists of: Scottsdale, Marycrest and Parkview.

Close enough to busy retail corridors for convenience, yet far enough to offer its residents peace and quiet, Ashburn is a friendly little neighborhood of sturdy brick homes and shady, tree-lined streets that features handy commuter train access to downtown Chicago. Centered about family life, nice houses, good schools, and beautiful public playlots, Ashburn is a semi-suburban setting that caters to the city dweller who appreciates a little space. A community recreation building and over 15 acres of open parkland provide the ideal spot for kids to play after class and for residents of all ages to participate in workshops and city league sports. Tennis, swimming, jogging, basketball - this Chicago neighborhood has it all.

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The houses in Ashburn are distinctly different from those in its sister community of Scottsdale to the west. While you’ll still see many of the ranch-style homes that characterize Scottsdale’s residential streets, far more vintage brick houses are found in Ashburn, on blocks shaded by older and larger trees. You’ll also spot a number of split-levels and Cape Cod-style houses which usually have their own garages and front and back yards. Over 90 percent of the dwellings here are single-family, and fewer than nine percent are rentals.

Ashburn History

We’d love to say that Ashburn got its name from a beautiful grove of ash trees that flourished here until its tragic destruction during the Great Chicago Fire. However, since ash trees are not even native to the Midwest, we have to admit that the name has nothing to do with trees or tragedies. The fact is, Ashburn earned its moniker because it served as a dumping ground for Chicagoans’ furnace and fireplace ashes during the 1800s. Oh well, life can’t be all romance!

Even after it was annexed by Chicago in 1889, its lowly status, marked by scattered pyramids of soot and ash, kept the area sparsely populated for decades. In the mid-1890s struggling immigrants from Holland, Sweden and Ireland established a presence here, constructing a couple dozen homes, but it hardly represented a notable building boom.

By 1905 there were still fewer than 50 houses in Ashburn. The Chicago and Grand Trunk Railway laid down its tracks through the heart of the community but failed to inspire much related construction. In addition, Chicago’s first airport, the Ashburn Flying Field, kept 67 acres on the west side of Ashburn from being developed for homes or businesses until the 1950s. It wasn’t until the post-WWII era that Ashburn’s exploding population, growing from 7,000 residents to around 40,000 in a single decade, finally forced a transformation of the Ashburn neighborhood into the respectable, stable neighborhood that it is today.

Dream Town Knows Ashburn

As Chicago neighborhood experts, Dream Town has successfully sold over number properties in Ashburn. Dream Town holds a well-earned reputation for its impressive sales volume and dedication to personal, attentive service. Benefit from the Dream Town advantage when selling your Ashburn home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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The Sights of Ashburn

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Schools In The Ashburn Area

See grade levels, address, and scores for schools in the Ashburn area.

School Type Grade Rating

Dawes Elementary School

3810 West 81st Place - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
5

Eberhart Elementary School

3400 West 65th Place - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Nativity Bvm Elementary School

6820 South Washtenaw Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Ashburn Community Elementary School

8300 South Saint Louis Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Queen Of The Universe School

7130 South Hamlin Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

New Direction College Preparatory

2750 West Columbus Avenue - private

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

Bogan High School

3939 West 79th St - public

High 9-12
4

Hurley Elementary School

3849 West 69th Place - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
6

Peck Elementary School

3826 West 58th St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
6

Tonti Elementary School

5815 South Homan Ave - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-5
5

Hampton Elementary Fine & Perf Arts School

3434 West 77th St - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
3

Durkin Park Elementary School

8445 South Kolin Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
6

Ashburn Lutheran School

3345 West 83rd Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Tarkington Elementary School

3330 West 71st St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
4

Owen Elementary Scholastic Academy

8247 South Christiana Ave - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
5

Lee Elementary School

6448 South Tripp Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
5

Maria High School

6727 South California Avenue - private

High 9-12
NR

Queen Of Peace High School

7659 Linder Avenue - private

High 9-12
NR

Chipper Preschool and Kindergarten

8225 S Kedzie Ave 29 - private

Elementary K
NR

Catalyst Maria Charter School

6727 South California Ave - charter

Elementary - High K-12
4

School data provided by GreatSchools.School service boundaries are intended to be used as reference only. To verify enrollment eligibility for a property, contact the school directly. GreatSchools Ratings provided by GreatSchools.org.

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