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Hermosa Overview

Home to beautiful parks, thriving businesses and family-oriented residents, Hermosa prides itself in maintaining a safe and diverse Chicago neighborhood with loads of recreation for a fun-filled lifestyle. Part of the enjoyment of residing in Hermosa, is the delicious assortment of restaurants at your fingertips. Head out your front door and take your pick of flavors, from Cantonese cuisine to thin crust pizza pie. However, as its Spanish name implies, Hermosa is also a haven for mouthwatering south-of-the-border fare. Stop by the corner taqueria for a quick bite, or dine in on fresh ceviche and homemade tostadas. Nightlife in Hermosa is fairly low-key, but there are a handful of bars that serve up spirits. The shopping scene in Hermosa is also pretty impressive with a handful of clothing and shoe stores, a neighborhood hardware stop, and even Home Depot, for the bigger home improvement jobs.

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If you were around for the Spanish lesson earlier, you know the name Hermosa says something about this northwest side Chicago neighborhood. And with new construction homes and a small wave of renovations going on among the area’s older houses, we think the founders got the name just right.

The majority of housing in Hermosa is found in the detached single-family form. More specifically, the neighborhood hosts a mixture of one- and two-story homes that range from brick ranches and bungalows to classic frame houses with siding. Many of these properties have modest lawn space, back patios great for cookouts, and good-size windows overlooking the front porch that let in plenty of light.

Some vintage lofts and apartments reside above storefronts, providing the feeling of small town living while others stand on green lots, giving residents a little extra space. Newer condominiums and townhomes add to the assortment of housing options in Hermosa neighborhood. Townhomes in the area are known to come complete with hardwood floors, granite countertops and private decks. Still, the old-school vintage-style lofts provide the uniqueness that some people look for when shopping for a home. Inside these elegant lofts, you will most likely find the original woodwork, hardwood floors, crown molding and even a fireplace great for those chilly Chicago winters.

No matter which type of dwelling suits your living style best, Hermosa is bound to have a place that fits your tastes—and your budget. The average sales price for a three-bedroom detached home in Hermosa is around $263,000, and not many go for over $350,000, but there are a few that sell for under $200,000. When a little more space is necessary, you can typically buy a house with four or five bedrooms in this neighborhood for between $250,000 and $350,000. A two-bedroom attached condo or loft sells for around $181,000, on average, although there are a few listings in the mid to upper $200,000s.

Hermosa History

Anyone who has taken first-year Spanish probably learned right away the word hermosa means 'beautiful.' Well, with the Spanish definition in mind, it is certainly a fitting name for this northwest side neighborhood that is full of greenery, children playing in park areas, and bungalow-style homes that are unique and distinct.

Hermosa first began as a mostly Swedish neighborhood that grew when a surge of immigrants (mainly Hispanic), came there to live. Influenced by the largely Latino population, the area was named Hermosa when the city of Chicago annexed it in 1889.

Evolving from hard times and lack of business development during the 1990s, Hermosa has since prospered to become a community with a booming population that emphasizes kinship. It was only recently that Hermosa has turned around to become the safe, family-friendly neighborhood that it is today. A place where Chicagoans can relax, raise their kids and partake in a slew of recreation within walking distance of their front doorstep. Thanks to the locals being persistent in their volunteer work to develop and beautify Hermosa, in addition to neighboring Kelvyn Park and Belmont Gardens, the communities are now home to beautiful parks, thriving businesses and proud residents.

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