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University Village Chicago Neighborhood

As you might expect, University Village is located near a university. Which school, you ask? The University of Illinois at Chicago, a sprawling campus situated off the southwest corner of the Loop. It has roughly 25,000 students in any given year and is considered a prominent institution for health care education. The school is a big part of University Village’s identity and has helped shape the area into a thriving community with a good inventory of residential real estate options.

University Village condos for sale include a lot of new construction properties. Several developments went up in recent years that offer great deals on loft-style spaces. These units have all the features today’s home buyers are looking for, plus a convenient location near downtown, public transit, expressways, UIC cultural venues, and much more. For the most part, University Village condos for sale offer open layouts, decked out kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, private balconies, and chic big city design elements. The loft look is very popular in this section of Chicago so many University Village condos for sale have exposed ductwork, cement pillars, tall ceilings, large windows expanses, and partial interior walls.

Price points for attached properties in the neighborhood vary from the upper $100,000s for a one-bedroom place to the high $600,000s for a three-bedroom townhouse. There are a number of half-duplexes on the market, which offer a good amount of space and are pretty comparable in price to the townhouses. University Village condos for sale generally have conveniences like in-unit washer and dryer, parking for your car, and quality stainless steel kitchen appliances.

Part of University Village’s appeal is its established dining district. There is a cluster of Italian restaurants along Taylor Street in the area known as Little Italy. This stretch of authentic eateries harnesses the flavor of regional fare from the old country and gives people a reason to loosen that belt buckle. In the summertime, lines outside Mario’s Italian Lemonade block the sidewalk with folks waiting for a taste of their homemade fruit ice slushy. And there’s never a bad time for a red hot from Al’s #1 Italian Beef, Jim’s Original Hot Dog or Maxwell Street Express Grill –neighborhood favorites that are all arguably the best around.

Granted there are a lot of college kids in the neighborhood. For that reason University Village has its share of places to hangout with friends. Much of the entertainment is actually found on campus. Knock down some pins at the UIC Bowling Alley, take in a show at the UIC Theatre, or catch a soccer game at the UIC Pavilion. For a nightcap you’ll have to venture off school grounds. A bunch of taverns are situated on Taylor Street, like Hawkeye’s Bar & Grill, Illinois Bar & Grill, Bar Louie, Beviamo Wine Bar, and Little Joe’s Circle Lounge, and a few more local haunts dot Halsted and Maxwell streets on the eastern edge of the neighborhood.

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