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Roscoe Village
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information


Roscoe Village Overview

Nestled on between North Center and Lakeview, Roscoe Village is a quaint north side neighborhood full of charm. Known to locals as a “village within the city,” Roscoe Village boasts a collection of laidback taverns, cozy cafes, plentiful dining options, and funky boutiques. Originally settled in the 19th century, Roscoe Village was once home to the world’s largest amusement park—Riverview Park—which opened its gates in 1903. The area has long held to its vintage appeal, with a variety of classic frame and brick homes peppered throughout the neighborhood. A lively community, Roscoe Village boasts a variety of large and small scale area events, adding to the bubbly personality of this popular neighborhood.

Roscoe Village History

In the latter part of the 19th century, immigrant German and Swedish workers settled in Roscoe Village, split between the industrial depots along the Chicago River at the western most point of the village, and the plants and factories on the eastern border. The post-war economic boom of the 1920s brought more development to the area with brick buildings springing up, often creating entire blocks of identical two-story brownstones lining the streets. Practically impossible to distinguish one building from another, some of Roscoe Village's residential blocks still maintain this Old World architectural charm.

Because much of the economy collapsed during the Great Depression, many of the warehouses and factories ceased operation, and their spaces went unoccupied. Still, the character and history of Roscoe Village remained, as colorful politicians such as 'Burgermeister' Charlie Weber wore lederhosen during parades as a way to keep residents upbeat and optimistic.

After the federal interstate highway initiative in the 1950s made travel between the suburbs and city that much easier, many villagers left the struggling community for the inexpensive homes and good schools of the suburban 'collar counties.' By the late 1970s, residential developers started to take notice of the locational advantages of Roscoe Village with its proximity to many other up-and-coming neighborhoods, and looked to the old industrial corridors for urban pioneering.

With the housing explosion of the 1980s, much of the industrial space had been converted into loft condominiums, including the conversion of the Eversharp Pencil Factory at Roscoe and Ravenswood, which because of its size (nearly a full city block) and history caught the attention of the entire city. All the new rehabs and additional restoration of walk-ups caused real estate values to shoot up as did property taxes, forcing much of the working class out and bringing a more affluent class in.

Dream Town Knows Roscoe Village

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

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2016 West Melrose, Chicago IL, 60618 #
Sold For $1,639,000
1800 West Roscoe, Chicago IL, 60657 #427
Sold For $249,000
2033 West ROSCOE, Chicago IL, 60618 #2
Sold For $669,000
2348 West ROSCOE, Chicago IL, 60618 #3E
Sold For $445,000
1949 West ROSCOE, Chicago IL, 60657 #2C
Sold For $269,000
1800 West Roscoe, Chicago IL, 60657 #418
Sold For $344,000
1916 West School, Chicago IL, 60657 #
Sold For $640,000
1949 West ROSCOE, Chicago IL, 60657 #1F
Sold For $350,000
2238 West Belmont, Chicago IL, 60618 #3C
Sold For $375,000

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Schools In The Roscoe Village Area

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

School Type Grade Rating

McPherson Elementary School

4728 N Wolcott Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
5

Inter-American Elementary Magnet School

851 West Waveland Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Prescott Elementary School

1632 West Wrightwood Avenue - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
9

Reilly Elementary School

3650 West School St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
3

Roosevelt High School

3436 West Wilson Ave - public

High 9-12
2

Waters Elementary School

4540 N. Campbell Ave - public

Elementary - Middle K-8
5

Bateman Elementary School

4220 N Richmond St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
4

Our Lady Of Lourdes

4641 North Ashland Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Queen Of Angels Elementary School

4520 North Western Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Park View Lutheran School

3919 North Monticello Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

North Park Elementary School

2017 West Montrose Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Lawrence Hall Youth Services

4833 North Francisco Avenue - private

High 9-12
NR

Chicago Montessori

1713 West Cullom Avenue - private

Preschool - Elementary PK-2
NR

German International School Chicago

1726 West Berteau Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Thresholds-James House

4448 North Kimball Avenue - private

Elementary - High n/a
NR

Greenfields Academy

3232 N. Elston Ave. - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Linne Elementary School

3221 North Sacramento Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
6

Lane Technical High School

2501 West Addison St - public

Middle - High 7-12
10

Pulaski International School of Chicago

2230 West McLean Avenue - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

Ravenswood Elementary School

4332 North Paulina St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
7

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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