Chinatown Real Estate
Located on the Windy City's near South Side and centered on Cermak Ave and Wentworth Avenue, Chicago's Chinatown is among the oldest such enclaves anywhere in the United States. The community built up around the Chinatown Gate has been a haven for Chinese immigrants moving to Illinois since 1905. Today, Chinatown's architectural flourishes, authentic Chinese shops and eateries attract residents, Chicagoans generally and of course tourists looking to bask in the unique part of the city. The residential real estate options in the neighborhood have expanded in recent years even though new construction has been limited. Prospective home buyers can find everything from two-flats and three-flats to row houses and traditional single-family homes.
Chinatown Neighborhood Information
It isn’t hard at all to find ways to spend a day or night in Chicago’s Chinatown. It hosts numerous traditional cultural festivals throughout the year including the Autumn Moon and Summer Fair and is flush with restaurants like Phoenix or Lao Sze Chuan as well as traditional tea houses and the boutiques and shops stuffed with imported goods on Wentworth Avenue. The neighborhood is home to a number of spectacular sights, from the intricate architecture and public murals to museums and galleries. Residents like tourists can hop on the Water Taxi at the pagoda in Ping Tom Park or check out nearby Reggie's Rock Club, Zero Degree Karaoke, and Skylark.
The Cermak-Chinatown station for the Red Line L Train is in the heart of the neighborhood and goes through the downtown Loop and north to Howard Street. The Stevenson Expressway is just blocks away for highway commuters and the community is serviced by several CTA Bus Routes.