|Rogers Park Overview
Rogers Park is actually the northernmost community in Chicago to border Lake Michigan. It offers some of the most accessible lakefront beaches available on the north side. There are three-story apartment buildings directly adjacent to a number of smaller lakefront parks and beaches. Loyola University has its main campus here, and the very busy Sheridan Road provides a plethora of reasonably-priced shops, cafés, and restaurants. The heart of the Rogers Park neighborhood is roughly nine miles from downtown Chicago and The Loop.
Most of the Rogers Park residences are three to six-story mid-rise and courtyard apartment buildings and condos. Many of the older buildings have undergone extensive renovation in recent years. Vintage frame Queen Anne and Victorian houses, not to mention a few brick colonials and American Four-Square homes, many which have been extensively restored, primarily make up the Rogers Park homes for sale.
Rogers Park Homes for Sale
Plentiful, affordable housing has helped keep to Rogers Park one of the most diverse communities in the Midwest. Residents cut across nearly every racial and ethnic group, young and old. It’s proximity to Lake Michigan, and to the historic community of Evanston to the north (but at a more reasonable price) has attracted many young singles and families to Rogers Park over the last ten years.
Going to The Chicago Loop from Rogers Park? Catch the Red Line L at the Loyola, Morse, Jarvis, or Howard Street Stations. METRA Commuter Rail has its Rogers Park Stop near Clark Street and Lunt Avenue. Those who choose to make the drive can head south down Sheridan Road to Hollywood Avenue, then make a quick left to get on the famed Lake Shore Drive for a wonderfully picturesque ride right along the lake. It's about a 45-minute train ride downtown – a little over an hour, during busy periods, on “The Drive.”
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