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Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Rosemoor Overview

Rosemoor is a part of Roseland.

Rosemoor residents take pride in their local businesses, schools and churches. In fact, some Rosemoor families have been members of the community for generations. This diverse, yet tight-knit south side neighborhood is always welcoming of new neighbors and people of all walks of life. Mom-and-pop establishments and traditional Chicago homes are the stability and strength of Rosemoor. Nothing too fancy or luxurious, just a neighborhood of sensible houses with sturdy foundations and comfortable living spaces. When it is time to eat, Rosemoor restaurants are on hand, presenting a choice of quick bites, fast family meals or pleasant places to dine out.  

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No fancy new condos or trendy lofts here. Rosemoor neighborhood is comprised almost completely of single-family homes—with the occasional two-flat or townhouse thrown in the mix. The styles range from brick bungalows to simple frame structures to historical Dutch colonials. Because most of the residences in Rosemoor have been preserved over time (rather than torn down to make room for newer constructions), a walk down the streets is like a walk through Chicago’s architectural history. Rosemoor’s blocks also feature a slew of churches, mom-and-pop businesses and schools, all of which are as well cared for (if not more) as the homes in this area.

The color green abounds in this neighborhood in the form of trees, plants, and freshly cut lawns. Since the majority of homes here are single-family, Rosemoor is full of well-maintained backyards, ideal for children or the dog to run around. The streets of Rosemoor are mainly quiet, save for the casual activity of the neighbors.

In certain sections of Rosemoor you’ll see the occasional that could use a new paint job and a little TLC, but for the most part, the properties in this south side Chicago neighborhood are in beautiful condition with years of life left. Some of the area’s more expensive real estate includes 1950s-style split-levels and two-story homes, some that have been remodel inside to offer residents refurbished hardwood flooring and top-quality kitchen and bathroom amenities. These properties are generally listed in the low to mid $200,000s. There are several well-kept brick bungalows in this price range that have also seen interior renovations to give the older residence a whole new appeal. Remodeling aside, the average sales price for a two-bedroom home in Rosemoor is around $115,000, and for a three-bedroom place in the neighborhood the average price goes up to about $140,000.

Rosemoor History

Back in the 1800s, the area where Rosemoor neighborhood now stands was all farmland. Known then as the High Prairie (because of its location to the north of Lake Calumet), Pullman Railroad workers began to take up residence in this region as railroad industry grew, resulting in the emergence of a small settlement just south of the big city.

The community of Rosemoor was officially established in 1930, but the first major development boom didn’t occur until 1937 when new homes were built in the neighborhood for the first time since the Depression. Over the course of the 20th century, the area continued to grow as Polish, Irish, Italian, Dutch and Greek families all planted roots in Rosemoor for periods of time, establishing the community’s place as a bona fide Chicago neighborhood, before taking part in the suburban sprawl movement and leaving the area.

In the late 1960s, African American and Hispanic families began to move into the beautiful old homes that had been vacated by the Eastern European residents that had first settled the area. Today, the Rosemoor neighborhood is a tight-knit, diverse community made up of several different ethnic backgrounds that attracts people from around the Midwest and the world.

Dream Town Knows Rosemoor

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

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Schools In The Rosemoor Area

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

School Type Grade Rating

Bennett Elementary School

10115 South Prairie Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Dunne Technology Acad Elementary School

10845 South Union Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Kipling Elementary School

9351 South Lowe Ave - public

Elementary - Middle K-8

Mount Vernon Elementary School

10540 South Morgan St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Neil Elementary School

8555 South Michigan Ave - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Brooks College Prep Academy High School

250 East 111th St - public

High 9-12

Lenart Elementary Regional Gifted Center

8101 South La Salle St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

St Helena Of The Cross

10115 South Parnell Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Resurrection Lutheran School

9349 South Wentworth Avenue - private

Preschool - Elementary PK-6

Evangelical Christian School

9130 South Vincennes Avenue - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

CICS Longwood

1309 W. 95th Street - charter

Elementary - High 3-12

Milburn Alternative School

321 East 84th St - public

Middle - High 7-12

L L Performing Arts Academy

843 West 103rd Street - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Ryder Elementary Math & Sci Spec School

8716 South Wallace St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Jackson M Elementary School

917 West 88th St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Westcott Elementary School

409 West 80th St - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8

St. John de la Salle School

10212 S. Vernon - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Rescue Missionary Christian School

7740 South Eberhhart (former St. Dorothy School) - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Sanders Academy of Excellence

115 15th S Prairie Ave - private

Preschool - Middle PK-8

Nkrumah Academy Elementary School

8524 South Green St - charter

Elementary K-6

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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