LITTLE VILLAGE

When you see the terracotta archway with the welcoming "Bienvenidos a Little Village" sign, you'll know you've arrived in Little Village. Little Village, formerly known as South Lawndale, is located on Chicago's South Side and has a rich cultural history. The commercial district stretches down popular 26th Street and includes everything from authentic cuisine to locally owned grocery stores and small businesses. This is a vibrant neighborhood with a variety of housing styles, plenty of green space, and wide, scenic boulevards.

Commute Times

The Loop          by train,          by car

Merchandise Mart          by train,          by car

Union Station           by train,         by car

Millennium Park          by train,           by car

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28m

14m

41m

14m

Boundaries

East to West - Cicero Avenue to Western Avenue
North to South -BNSF train line to I55

Closed Prices:

$61,000 to $533,000

Median Sale Price:

$189,000

Average $ per sq ft:

$141

Association Fee Ranges:

$100 to $184/mo, $0

Square Footage:

630 to 4960 Sq. Ft.

Type:

Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Year Built:

Current Prices:

$89,000 to $264,900

Quick Facts

Bedrooms:

Bathrooms:

2 to 8 Bedrooms

1 to 4 Bathrooms

1885 to 2017

THE NEIGHBORS

Little Village is quickly becoming a popular neighborhood for young families looking for high-quality housing at a reasonable price. First-time homebuyers are drawn to new condominiums and vintage flats, while detached homes and brick bungalows appeal to families and those who prefer a little more space.

WHAT TO EXPECT

College students and young professionals as well as families.

Impressive collection of pocket parks within its borders

The neighborhood's largest park, Piotrowski Park, is 22 acres in size and includes multiple baseball diamonds, basketball courts, a skate park, and an outdoor pool. Residents can also enjoy a scenic jog along the trails that hug West 24th Boulevard, which is surrounded by greenery. Locals use West 26th Street to complete their daily shopping. But, for the most part, the scenery of Little Village is defined by its collection of modest, single-family homes.

THE LIFESTYLE

Mexican-American experiences without ever leaving the Chicago area

Little Village is a hidden gem in Chicago's South Lawndale neighborhood. Little Village, also known as the "Mexico of the Midwest," provides visitors with a variety of authentic Mexican experiences.

Chicken and Friends | © Terence Faircloth/Flickr

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UNEXPECTED APPEAL

The community has many resources, such as health clinics, nonprofits, and schools, as well as a long history of local activism and leadership.

This has resulted in significant progress, particularly in education and violence prevention. For example, the number of homicides per year has been decreasing over the last ten years.

THE MARKET

Variety of residential options with inviting lawns and green space.

Little Village has a variety of residential options, including two-flats, townhomes, bungalows, and single-family homes. The neighborhood has experienced an increase in the replacement of old wood-framed homes for new construction low-rise condos and modern multi-unit homes.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

“La Villita,” is the principal port-of-entry for Mexican immigrants to the Midwest.

The mix of multiple generations of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, other Latinos and African Americans living, working, and shopping together creates a unique culture that blends traditions.

TRANSPORTATION

Public Transport Passenger

ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Villapalooza

It is one of the most well-attended and diverse grassroots music festivals in Chicago. Villapalooza is a free, all-ages music festival that was founded in 2011. Villapalooza is one of Chicago's fastest growing grassroots music festivals, attracting both local and international musicians.