The neighborhoods to buy property in now
Realtors predict which ’hoods will be the next Logan Square.
Neighborhood | Bridgeport
Number of 2-bedroom condos sold in past six months 5
Average price of 2-bedroom condo $197,969 list; $141,700 sale
Advantages Close to public transportation (Orange Line, multiple bus routes); home to 20-acre McGuane Park; easy access to downtown and expressways; emerging artists’ community
Disadvantages Many homes lack front yards and are narrow with small bedrooms.
Frontier-worthiness As prices begin to rise in Logan Square, says LivingRoom Realty’s Elizabeth Dudek, “people are starting to look in different areas and ask, ‘What do you think of Bridgeport?’ The energy driven by the artist community is expanding and making the neighborhood more approachable.”
A local says “In 2011, I ventured to the [near] South Side and bought a 1950s raised ranch in Bridgeport. I love my backyard. I also like feeling like a member of the community, working with a diverse group of neighbors to continually improve the space around us. Art is abundant, and Palmisano Park, my favorite place maybe in all of Chicago, is just a hop and a skip away.”—Samantha Mattone, 32