Portage Park, a quiet and somewhat little known neighborhood outside of those who live here is making the news on a regular basis these days. In 2015 it was best new restaurant in Community Tavern and now its the remodeling of the Six Corners, the largest commercial corridor outside of the Loop.
Lots of neighborhoods reference a 'Six Corners', but none are this large and/or see roughly 120,000 cars through the intersection on a daily basis. A master plan was put into place and the fruits of these efforts, some of which I participated in the conversations, are now starting to take root. Though I have already written about the Binny’s and the Clark Street Development at the Six Corners, now the Chicago Tribune,Time Out magazine and DNAInfo are doing the same.
Fact is, we're growing. So what is all the hubbub about? Take a community on the northwest side with low crime, good schools, incredibly low density, mostly single family homes/bungalows and add restaurants, breweries, shops and more - and you get the next hot neighborhood.
Portage Park offers exceptional values for bungalows and other single family homes along with the best (in my humble opinion, and I’m not objective at barely 500 feet away) park in the city, and you get what Time Out magazine said almost 6 years ago…one of the Top 5 neighborhoods to rebound in real estate.
Consider this the average sale price for a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Portage Park for the last 12 months is $320,459. Most lots here are oversized starting a 30 feet wide, rather than the standard of 25 feet. Typically you're getting a 2 car garage. O’Hare and downtown without traffic are often accessed in as little as 15 minutes.
I’m just saying…we have everything! Happy to tell you more about my neighborhood and why I love so much.
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