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Built in North Side, Chicago, as the city center was becoming increasingly crowded in the early 1900s, Sauganash still has the original characteristic spacious lawns and diagonal streets. Sauganash real estate is often handed down from generation to generation, but it’s still possible to find homes for sale in the area. The borders are The Edens Expressway aka N Cicero Ave to the west, Devon Avenue to the north, Byrn Mawr Avenue to the south, and N Pulaski Rd and Valley Line bike trail in the eastern portions, with W Peterson Ave connecting the bike trail and N Pulaski Rd. Just south of Sauganash is 160-acre LaBagh Woods.

Among the churches in Sauganash is beautiful Queen of All Saints, a Roman Catholic Basilica that was founded in 1929 and built in 1956-1960 in Gothic Revival style. The beautiful towering structure provides a nice photo op for residents and visitors alike.

Sauganash is part of the Sauganash Historic District, which was built between 1912 and 1950 to provide a safe haven for middle class families fleeing the teeming city center. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the Chicago area in the decades leading up to this period. With its streetscapes and meticulously designed public spaces, Sauganash has a distinct style which continues to set it apart as a one-of-a-kind suburb in Chicago. The Sauganash Historic District has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since 2010.

Sauganash Park provides many of the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in this distinctive suburb. The 5.25-acre park is where youth play flag football, t-ball baseball, outdoor tennis, volleyball, and basketball. There are indoor facilities, as well, including an assembly hall/auditorium with a stage and a gymnasium. The Chicago tradition of offering plenty of culture is included at Sauganash Park, where there are music lessons for all ages as well as tap, ballet, acting, piano, and guitar classes.

Easily accessible by Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses, Metra rail, and Edens Expressway, Sauganash’s homes for sale are sought by families desiring convenient urban access, retirees in search of a quiet forever neighborhood with plenty of amenities, and professionals who appreciate a serene escape from the city. English Tudors and unique brick bungalows in the area from the 1920s continue to influence modern construction projects in the region.

The culinary scene is vibrant in Sauganash, though the area is void of major shopping malls featuring major chains. Instead, places like Alarmist Brewing & Taproom Head are frequented by locals. Alarmist Brewing is a brewery offering English-style beer and a tasting room with a funky warehouse motif and plenty of seating.

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