I've long enjoyed area of Ravenswood near Winnemac Park and the Ravenswood Metra station. There are several town home communities that will give your family room to grow in this great Chicago neighborhood.
I've watched the Lincoln Square and Ravenswood neighborhood market like a hawk over the past four years. The best home value at $400,000 or less in my opinion are the Ravenswood Park town homes. Just this past month, several have been re-sold again as people are taking advantage of low mortgage interest rates. The development built in 1999 is attractive, well run, and in a great location.
If you are interested in an alternative to condo living under $400K, please call me for this option and others.