Avondale is an industrial neighborhood counted among the 77 communities on Chicago’s North Side. Houses for sale in Avondale are in an area in which Addison Street forms the northern border with the Chicago River to the East and N. Pulaski Road to the west, down to Belmont Avenue. A portion of the western edge extends along the Union Pacific/Northwest Line to the southern border on Diversey Avenue.
Everyday modes of transportation in Avondale include various bus routes by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as well as Chicago ‘L’ stations Belmont and Addison on the Blue Line. Second City Trolley offers a unique Chicago experience. Fully enclosed trolleys that provide protection from the weather are available for rent, and they range in size from 25 to 40-passenger capacity. Perimeter seating is included as well as air conditioning, heating, ready smartphone cables, a speaker sound system, and features for weddings.
The volume of commercial real estate in Avondale is such that about half of the workers within the area commute from outside of Chicago and about 59% of those workers live within the community. The top employment industry sectors in Avondale include administration, retail, manufacturing, utilities, and construction. The top three sectors providing employment for the residents of Avondale, at approximately 11% of the population each, are accomodation and food service, retail, and healthcare.
Avondale’s green spaces are limited, and they include Brands Park. Avondale Park shrunk to approximately an acre in size when the Kennedy Expressway was built. There are numerous green spaces in surrounding communities, however, making Avondale houses for sale plenty popular among those who appreciate parks and other natural areas.
Strong, diverse cultural centers in Avondale abound. The Hairpin Arts Center in Avondale, for example, is located in a historic structure, the Morris B. Sachs building. The community art center on the second floor of the 8,000-square-foot building provides exhibit and performance space with the capacity for multiple stage configurations. The flexibility of the space makes it ideal for use as an improv, dance, poetry performance, film, and theater venue.
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