The neighborhood of South Austin is located in the city of Chicago, Illinois.
Home buyers who prefer a calm ambience will enjoy South Austin. This part of Chicago is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets tend to be tranquil - however noise can be an issue closer to Interstate 290 or one of the railway lines. Finally, getting to green spaces in the neighborhood, including Columbus Park, is easy since there are approximately 10 of them nearby for residents to explore.
About two thirds of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by renters while the remainder are occupied by owners. Roughly one third of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in this neighborhood, while large apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes are also present in the housing stock. Most housing in this part of Chicago was constructed prior to the 1960s, during its biggest housing boom. This neighborhood has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A supermarket is typically reachable within a very short walk from anywhere in this neighborhood. Additionally, a restaurant is typically just around the corner, and a limited variety of cafes can be found as well. It is also a rather short distance to a reasonable selection of clothing stores, for instance along Cicero Avenue. As far as education is concerned, in South Austin, locals will almost always be able to reach primary as well as high schools by walking. Besides public schools, there are also private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
South Austin will draw home owners that appreciate different means of transportation. This area is an extraordinarily convenient part of Chicago for pedestrians; all common errands can be run without the use of a vehicle, and plenty of businesses are reasonably close by. South Austin is transit friendly. In particular, the nearest rapid transit station, including Austin Station, Laramie Station and Central Station with access to the Green Line, is typically within walking distance from the bulk of residences in the neighborhood. The neighborhood is linked by about 10 bus lines, and bus stops are commonly nearby. A car is also a reasonably good means of transportation in South Austin. Most homes for sale are a rather short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 290.