Bronzeville

Community Area: Grand Boulevard
Located on Chicago's South Side, along the main drag of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and 47th Street, Bronzeville is one of the nation's most significant areas in African-American urban history. In its heyday, from the 1920s to the 1950s, the neighborhood was the stomping ground of famous African-American musicians, intellectuals and artists such as Ida B. Wells, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. Today, Bronzeville is enjoying large-scale renewal as a new generation of residents rediscovers the neighborhood.

The renewed energy around Bronzeville is evident in the single-family homes and duplexes popping up along Prairie and Indiana avenues as well as a boom of condominium and loft housing in the area. Many of the lovely greystones and brownstones lining King Drive and surrounding streets have also been renovated.

Dubbed the "Black Metropolis" during the 1920s for its clubs, retail shops, music and publications geared toward the African-American population, Bronzeville today is home to a new generation of restaurants, cafes and art galleries that are reinvigorating the area. Restored landmarks such as the Parkway Ballroom, as well as public art throughout the community, serve as reminders of the neighborhood's rich cultural and artistic heritage. Proximity to Lake Michigan as well as downtown Chicago is attracting singles and young couples as well as families to the area.





Nearby Public Transportation

CTA Rail

at 43rd, 47th, 51st, Indiana, Sox/35th

Metra
Metra Electric Main Branch, South Shore

at McCormick Place Metra, 27th St Metra, McCormick Place



607 E 48th Street Chicago, Illinois 60615
$385,000 | Townhome | 4 Beds | 3.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, June 25th, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
634 E Bowen Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60653
$550,000 | Single Family | 5 Beds | 3.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, June 25th, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
452 E 42nd Street Chicago, Illinois 60653
$530,000 | Single Family | 5 Beds | 3.1 Baths
Open House: Sunday, June 25th, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm


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Average Sales Price

$213,017

Average Days on Market

124

Sales Prices vs. List Price

98%


Data represents the community area's average over the past 12 months. All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.




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The event at the high school on Father's Day is among several in the Chicago area.

City Grants Help Ice Cream Shop, Coffee Spot Open Early in Grand Boulevard  Jun 9th, 2017
City Grants Help Ice Cream Shop, Coffee Spot Open Early in Grand Boulevard

Both businesses said $100,000 Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants will speed up renovations.

Month-Long Blues Celebration Kicks Off Thursday With 1st Bronzeville Fest  Jun 7th, 2017
Month-Long Blues Celebration Kicks Off Thursday With 1st Bronzeville Fest

The first-ever “Blues'n Bronzeville” starts at 6 p.m. in Ellis Park.

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