Avondale Real Estate Listings and Information


Avondale began as an early racially-integrated village in rural Jefferson Township. The area's initial growth started in earnest after the opening of a rail stop along the "Milwaukee Road" railway thanks in part to the clout of Michigan Senator Thomas W. Ferry, who owned land in the vicinity. However, it was not until Jefferson Township was annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889 that the area underwent its first true dense urban development.

Factories and other industries sprang up around the start of the 20th century thanks to Avondale's dense network of transportation corridors, both through rail as well as the North Branch of the Chicago River. The plentiful jobs available in the area were responsible for drawing the initial wave of European immigrants, mostly Poles and other East Europeans, as well as Scandinavians and Germans. A small but noticeable group of Italians would later settle in Avondale as well.

Beginning in the 1980s, Latino settlement began in Avondale. A multiplicity of other diverse Eastern European ethnicities came to the area following the End of Communism in 1989, leading to Avondale's nickname as the neighborhood "Where Eastern Europe meets Latin America".

Avondale was the site of one of Chicago's "Seven Lost Wonders", the Olson Park and Waterfall complex at Diversey and Pulaski.

Distance to Downtown Chicago 

6.5 miles

Average Drive Times

12 min to Chicago Loop/ 19 min to O’hare Airport/24 min to Midway Airport 


Avondale is serviced by the Chicago L Rapid Transit system at two stops along the CTA's Blue Line to O'Hare Airport. The Belmont CTA Station on its northeastern edge next to the Kennedy Expressway at the intersection of Kimball Avenue and Belmont, less than three blocks away from St. Hyacinth's former mission of Our Lady of Lourdes, while the Addison CTA Station is located in the median of the same expressway adjacent to the neighboring Villa District.

Avondale is also accessible by a number of bus routes run by the CTA


Addison Mall

Modest outdoor shopping mall counting eateries, shoe shops & a Target among its chain stores. Address: 2970 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60618


The substantial green spaces in the Avondale community area are Brands Park, followed by Avondale Park. Parks adjacent to Avondale such as Kosciuszko Park, Athletic Field Park and Ken-Well Park are heavily utilized by residents as well. Additionally, there are playlots under the supervision of other parks such as Grape Playlot, Park-view Playlot, Nelson Playlot, Elston Playlot, and Sacramento Playlot, found within Avondale.


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Active Market Stats
  • 167 Listings For Sale
  • $473,175 Average Listing Price
  • $296 Average Listing Price per Square Foot

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