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Scottsdale
Real Estate and Neighborhood Information

Scottsdale Overview

Scottsdale is a part of Ashburn.

With its winding streets, cul-de-sacs and ranch-style homes, Scottsdale brings a little touch of the suburbs to the southwest side of Chicago. Neighborhood parks and playlots dot the blocks, offering a place get in some exercise, participate in sports and let the kids burn off excess energy. While Scottsdale's interior residential streets are quiet and sheltered, Cicero Avenue (Scottsdale's high-traffic border street) is chockfull of different restaurants, businesses and shops. Indulge your tastebuds with an array of international cuisine, or allow your eye for fashion to peruse the racks at the selection of furniture and clothing stores in the area.

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Scottsdale’s neighborhood boundaries are busy commercial thoroughfares, particularly Cicero Avenue on its western edge which bears a heavy traffic volume. But just one block off that busy street you’d think you’re in a quiet suburb. Scottsdale is characterized by the sort of winding streets, cul-de-sacs, sloping curbs and speed bumps that you just don’t see that often in the city.

You won’t find many multi-unit dwellings along the neighborhood’s meandering roads, most of the condo buildings and attached housing are located on Scottsdale’s border streets such as Cicero Avenue, Ford City Drive, 87th Street and Pulaski Road. These units start at $50,000 for a one-bedroom with no garage parking, and go up to $170,000 for a two-bedroom with a garage space.

Many of the detached single-family homes that you will see further into the reaches of the neighborhood are one-story or ranch-style houses, which helps give Scottsdale a unique look for Chicago’s southwest side, typically dominated by bungalows. Still, there are a good number of split-levels and two-story designs, adding to the architectural diversity of the residential streets here. On the high end, you might pay $380,000 for a nice four-bedroom split-level with attached garage and large front yard; on the other hand, a smaller, one-story house with two or three bedrooms could cost as little as $150,000.


Scottsdale History

The small area now known as Scottsdale spent the first portion of the 20th century as the unpopulated west side of the Ashburn neighborhood. Hardly anyone lived there, but that’s because it served a more important purpose as the site of Chicago’s first airport. Created in 1914 with two sod runways stretching across 67 acres southwest of Cicero Avenue and 83rd Street, the Ashburn Flying Field functioned as a WWI pilot training facility that drew many of America’s aviation pioneers, including 'Pop' Dickinson, the field’s developer, as well as a certain young flying enthusiast named Charles A. Lindbergh.

Twenty years later it was struggling in the shadow of the nearby and much larger Midway Airport, which already ranked as the world’s busiest airfield. In 1942 the U.S. Defense Department took over a public park in Scottsdale for Chrysler Corporation to build a bomber factory, and that helped keep the little Ashburn airport alive. Its runways remained in use until the early 1950s, when the post-WWII Baby Boom caught up with the Ashburn/Scottsdale area. Its population ballooned by a whopping 400 percent during that decade, and the urgent need for housing inspired a flurry of retail and residential construction that finally brought an end to the historic airport.

In 1952, a builder named Raymond Lutgert redeveloped the airfield as a new residential community which he named for his son, Scott. One of the area’s biggest attractions was—and still is—the Scottsdale Shopping Center, which was built in the mid 1950s and was the first strip mall-style shopping plaza in Chicago. Today, Scottsdale is a thriving community where thousands of people populate its quiet, winding streets.

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Schools In The Scottsdale Area

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

School Type Grade Rating

A E R O Educational Center

7600 Mason Ave - public

Preschool - High PK-12
NR

Dawes Elementary School

3810 West 81st Place - public

Preschool - Middle PK-8
5

Reavis High School

6034 West 77th St - public

High 9-12
5

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

Luther Burbank Elementary School

8235 Linder Ave - public

Elementary K-6
4

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

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

St Laurence High School

5556 West 77th Street - private

High 9-12
NR

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

Aquinas Academy

9003 South Kostner Avenue - private

High 9
NR

Joseph Academy At Hometown

9003 South Kostner Avenue - private

Elementary - High n/a
NR

Parkland Prep Academy South

8901 South 52nd Avenue - private

Elementary - High n/a
NR

J Covington Elementary School

9130 South 52nd Ave - public

Elementary K-5
6

J B Kennedy Elementary School

7644 Central Ave - public

Elementary K-6
7

Burbank School District 111

7600 Central Ave -

Preschool - Middle PK-8
NR

Grimes Elementary School

5450 West 64th Place - 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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