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Bridgeport
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Bridgeport Overview

Age-old beauty and a rich history give Bridgeport an edge over many Chicago neighborhoods. Built on the backs of Irish, German, and Norwegian immigrants, Bridgeport is a stronghold of elegant working-class culture. Welcoming an even more diverse mix of residents today, the shopping, dining and culture here overflow with options for amazing international cuisine, independent boutiques and global festivals. And who could forget, Bridgeport is where the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox play their home games. (So don't expect to see many Cubs fans around these parts!) Any time the Sox hit a home run, fireworks shoot out from the stadium as the roar of the crowd serenades the colorful display.


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103 Bridgeport Homes For Sale

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Bridgeport is a neighborhood for the average Joe with an elegant edge. Its vibrant personality shines brightly through generations of hard work and rich history. Tall, leafy trees dot the streets, and wide open parks are scattered between the concrete blocks. Old churches still stand from the original immigrant settlers, and young families walk the same avenues their grandparents did. Bridgeport is a Chicago community of long-standing roots and new buds. A recent kick of modernization and round of respectable rehabbing has added a contemporary twist to an old school neighborhood.

Bridgeport's real estate includes condominiums, apartments, low-rise flats, and two- and three-story walk-ups. A variety of smaller houses and private homes are also available, all examples of the blend of contemporary to classic building styles represented in this south side Chicago neighborhood. Bridgeport residences are being rehabbed left and right, many with sturdy brick facades that have stood the test of time (not too much aluminum siding here!).

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Bridgeport History

The year 1836 saw the ground breaking of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. This man-made endeavor created a connection between the Chicago River and the Illinois River, 96 miles apart. Immigrants flooded the area for construction jobs at the canal site and as a result, Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood was born. Irish, German and Norwegian canal dredgers made their homes along Archer Avenue named for William Beatty Archer, who oversaw the waterway's construction. In 1848 the canal was finished and opened for business. Suddenly Bridgeport was a bustling community of lumber yards, industrial factories and meatpacking plants. Archer Avenue became the main strip, and meatpacking industries became the major employer of the immigrant residents.

Although the population was diverse, each ethnic community built its own enclave. The Irish, German, Poles, Czechs and Lithuanians all constructed their own parishes, which became the moral center of each sub-neighborhood. Around these churches, two-flat houses and quaint brick cottages were built. Such a stable development led to strong businesses and soon enough, saloons, schools, and small retail, grocer, and industrial merchants came onto the scene. In the 1880s streetcars appeared on Halsted Street, boosting it to main drag status over Archer Avenue.

Today industry continues to thrive in Chicago's Bridgeport area. For over 150 years, this neighborhood has given Chicago and the surrounding areas some of its strongest workers. Not to mention some of its most influential. Five Chicago mayors have either come from Bridgeport or made it their main residence over the years.

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As Chicago neighborhood experts, Dream Town has successfully sold properties in Bridgeport. 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 Bridgeport home. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Dream Town drives more sales than any other Chicago brokerage.

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Schools In The Bridgeport Area

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

School Type Grade Rating

Juarez Community Academy High School

2150 South Laflin St - public

High 9-12
3

Drake Elementary School

2710 South Dearborn St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
1

Greene N Elementary School

3525 South Honore St - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-5
4

Spry Elementary Community School

2400 South Marshall Blvd - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
2

Orozco Elementary Fine Arts & Sciences

1940 West 18th St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Ruiz Elementary School

2410 South Leavitt St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
4

York Alternative High School

2700 South California Ave - public

High 9-12
NR

Namaste Elementary Charter School

3737 South Paulina St - charter

Elementary - Middle K-8
4

Santa Lucia School

3017 South Wells Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

St. Jerome School

2801 S Princeton Ave - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Williams Multiplex Elementary School

2710 South Dearborn St - public

Preschool - Elementary PK-5
NR

Jane Addams High School

1814 S Union Ave - private

High 9-12
NR

Horizon Science Academy-Mckinley Park

4527 S. Mozart St. - charter

Elementary - Middle K-8
6

Hammond Elementary School

2819 West 21st Place - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy

1420 West 17th St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Jungman Elementary School

1746 South Miller St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
4

Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy

2850 West 24th Blvd - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Montefiore Special Elementary School

1310 South Ashland Ave - public

Elementary - Middle 3-8
NR

St Therese School

247 West 23rd Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Spry Community Links High School

2400 South Marshall Blvd - public

High 9-12
2

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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