Avondale is a neighborhood within Chicago, Illinois.
Those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces will feel at home in Avondale. There are a large number of things to do in this area for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Even though there are few nearby entertainment venues, there are often many people around, and with its approximately 10 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. It is easy to access green spaces from the majority of locations within neighborhood since there are a few of them nearby for residents to enjoy.
In Avondale, about one third of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, while duplexes and single detached homes are also present in the housing stock. This area also has a choice of housing size options - it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 55% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home while owners make up the remainder. The properties in this area are very old, since most of its dwellings were built before the 1960s, while many of the remaining buildings were built in the 2000s.
It is usually practical for home buyers in this neighborhood to buy general and specialty groceries on foot. Nelson Street is among the best streets for groceries. Moreover, thanks to 50-odd restaurants and cafes in this part of Chicago, there is typically a spot to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. It is also easy to access a number of clothing stores on foot, for example on Addison Street. With respect to education, it is a short walk to reach primary as well as high schools from most houses for sale in this neighborhood.
Regardless of the means of transportation, it is very convenient to get around in Avondale. The public transit system in this area is very accessible. There are a few bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and it is very convenient to reach a nearby bus stop from most homes. Avondale is also quite car friendly. Nearby highways, such as Interstate 90, are especially easy to drive to from any location in this area. Avondale will appeal to physically active house buyers since it is very conducive to traveling on foot; most daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle, and there are also a fair number of businesses nearby.