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Beverly-Chicago, Illinois Real Estate

Real estate options in Beverly include single-family homes, commercial properties, and townhouses and condominiums. Smaller homes are priced starting at $100,000 but many homes have four or more bedrooms and are priced starting at $140,000. Some large estates are priced starting at $550,000 to upwards of $1 million but change hands less frequently. Many houses in this part of Chicago were constructed between the turn of the 19th century and the 1930s. They are likely to have preserved vintage features such as stained glass, Vitrolite kitchens and bathrooms, ornate tile and woodwork, and several fireplaces. Homes in Beverly reflect a large variety of American architectural styles developed since 1844, such as Tudor, Georgian, Prairie, French Provincial, Renaissance, Gothic, Neoclassical, Italianate, Colonial Revival, Spanish/Mediterranean, Cotswold Cottage, and Victorian just to name a few.
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Beverly-Chicago Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Illinois

Beverly is one of the largest urban historic districts in the country and is located in the southwest corner of Chicago. Beverly is bordered by 87th and 111th Streets on the north and south and is accessible from Hwy 94 and Hwy 57. Ashland and Western serve as the east and west boundaries. Beverly is about 15 miles from downtown and 30 minutes on the Metra from the Loop. Just to the south of Beverly is Morgan Park.

Wooded oversized lots are the perfect setting for Beverly's magnificently diverse architecture, which reflects the community's history and a long-standing emphasis on quality housing stock. Brick, frame, cedar wood, stucco and stone homes designed by George Maher, Howard Van Doren Shaw, Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Burnham, and John & Murray Hetherington can be found in this beautiful tree-lined neighborhood on Chicago's south side. Many of the homes in this community of 20,000 were constructed around the 1930s and are of historic significance.

Before 1839, landholding was not regularized and John Blackstone bought 3,000 acres (which comprise today's Beverly/Morgan Park) from the US government. Five years later, Blackstone sold most of the property to Thomas Morgan who farmed and hunted the area from 91st to 119th Street with his family. In 1867, Morgan's property was sold to the Blue Island Land and Building Company, which was backed by many Rock Island Railroad executives. A commuter line was then rerouted to serve the community, then called Beverly Hills, which was annexed to the City of Chicago the same year and a large variety of architects went to work developing this early "suburb".

Community attractions include the annual Home Tour, Falling Leaf Festival and the History Mystery Bike Tour.

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