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Roscoe Village

Developers bought the land in Roscoe Village towards the end of the 19th Century, just west of Western Avenue to construct the world's largest amusement park - Riverview Park. Riverview opened its gates in 1903. Meanwhile, dozens of businesses were built along Belmont, Roscoe and Western, serving the needs of thousands of visitors who visited Riverview Park each year. Half of the businesses that sprang up were bars and taverns. Dozens of park workers ended up moving into Roscoe Village and built homes.

Several factors contributed to the decline of Roscoe Village in the late 1920's and early 30's including the Great Depression - The unemployment rate in Roscoe Village alone was over 40 percent. After World War II, the soldiers returning from the war no longer desired to live in Roscoe Village. The new expressway system and the GI Home Loan Program made it possible for residents to move to the suburbs. A number of garage fires in the late 70's inspired residents to form a block club to protect the neighborhood and keep teenagers off of the streets. 

In the late 80's and early 90's, Illinois residents began rediscovering the housing stock and convenient location of Roscoe Village. The neighborhood started attracting residents who bought two flats in Roscoe Village specifically to fix them, restore the units to their original glory and live in them. 

In 1986, Roscoe Village kicked off its first Roscoe Street Summer Festival. The festival was produced entirely by volunteers and brought attention to Roscoe Village. Soon, the summer festival changed its name to Retro on Roscoe, hired a producer, and soon turned the event into a major fundraiser. Proceeds from the festival finance Roscoe Village's programs including aid to local schools, Halloween Parade and Party, Winter Celebrations, and much more. 

 

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2856 North Hermitage Avenue, CHICAGO, IL - $4,250,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 10k SQFT
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An Architectural Masterpiece Spanning 10,000 Sf With Three Open Sides Of Light, Overlooking A Gorgeous Park. Built To Absolute Perfection With The Finest Attention To Detail. Extraordinary Outdoor Space W/huge Bluestone Patio, Built-in Grill, Perg...

3500 North Lake Shore Drive #17ph, CHICAGO, IL - $3,500,000

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  • 4 Beds
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  • 5,196 SQFT
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Beautiful Renovation Of A Rare, High Floor Duplex Penthouse In East Lakeview! No Details Spared And Spectacular Views From Every Room! Custom, Quality Finishes Throughout This Home Blend Preserved Vintage Details With Modern Conveniences. Private ...

1746 West Surf Street, CHICAGO, IL - $3,399,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 7,800 SQFT
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Stunning Home Built By Jdl Development On A Double Lot In The Heart Of Lakeview. Nestled On A Quiet Cul-de-sac Street, This Remarkable Home Features Breathtaking Architecture And Meticulous Construction. Overlook Your Private Back Yard With Xgrass...

1742 West Barry Avenue, CHICAGO, IL - $3,195,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 7,200 SQFT
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Designed By Gary Beyerl, This Handsome 7,200 Sqft Custom Home Is On A Beautifully Landscaped Double Lot With Spacious Terraces, A Large Private Side Yard With Lawn And Sport Court, And An Attached 2-car Garage. A Center Entry Leads Into Expansive ...

2900 North Hermitage Avenue, CHICAGO, IL - $3,150,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,500 SQFT
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Featured In Crain's, This Remarkable 6,500 Sqft Single Family Home Is Ideally Located In A Quiet Pocket Of Lakeview, A Block From Lincoln Park. The Neighborhood Has A Suburban Feel With Wide Tree-lined Streets, Masonry Homes And No Alleys. With Mi...

550 West Oakdale Avenue, CHICAGO, IL - $2,499,999

Residential, Detached Single
  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 7,000 SQFT
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Immaculate East Lakeview 4 Story, 7000 Sqft Rehabbed Greystone On An Oversized Lot. 6 Bedrooms, 4.3 Bathrooms, Finished Basement, 2 Car Garage And 4 Outdoor Spaces. Spacious Living Room And Dining Room And An Exquisite 53 Foot Custom Staircase Wh...

3410 North Halsted Street, CHICAGO, IL - $2,450,000

Residential, Two to Four Units
  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Baths
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Built In 2017. Excellent Location. Walk To Everything. Easy To Maintain. Easy To Rent. All Residential Units Are Oversized 2 Bed 2 Bath With 10 Ft Ceilings And High End Luxury Finishes: Hardwood Floors Throughout, Large Living Rooms With Fireplace...

3521 North Greenview Avenue, CHICAGO, IL - $2,350,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 4,800 SQFT
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Enjoy Garden Views From Every Window In This Southport Corridor Home On A Lot And Half. A Fresh Alternative To New Construction, This Sun-filled Home Offers Bright, Comfortable Living Space On Every Level. The Main Level Includes Living And Dining...

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1330 West Newport Avenue, CHICAGO, IL - $2,350,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
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Stunning Luxury Living Inthe Southport Corridor On Oversized Lot. This Classic Chicago Greystone Has Been Transformed To Meet All Your Clients' Needs. Builder Spared No Expense On The Amazing Millwork, Over-sized Moldings, Wainscoting, Custom Wro...

3647 North Leavitt Street, CHICAGO, IL - $2,300,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,000 SQFT
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New Construction Single-family Home From Bak Home Development. Move-in Ready. Perfect For Entertaining And Everyday Living. Rare 36' Wide Lot Home With True Backyard On Quiet Street Offers An Exceptional, Light-filled Open First Floor W/ Generous ...

3312 North Lakewood Avenue, CHICAGO, IL - $2,300,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,600 SQFT
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Another Luxury Home By Jet Construction & Development. Fabulous All Brick/masonry 3 Story Home + Basement - 4600 Sq Ft. Five Bedrooms - With 4 Ensuite Baths. Two Powder Rooms - On Main Floor And 3rd Floor. High-end Kitchen With Butler Pantry....

1330 West School Street, CHICAGO, IL - $2,225,000

Residential, Detached Single
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,800 SQFT
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See 3d Tour Button. Front Heated Steps Bring You Into This Beautiful Southport Corridor Custom Home With 6 Beds, 4.2 Baths & 4 Outdoor Spaces. Main Level Features Foyer, Living, Dining, & Family Rooms, With High-end Chef's Kitchen Complete With Bu...

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Listing information last updated on July 24th, 2019 at 4:35am CDT.