The small neighborly community of Bowmanville sits just North of Foster Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Buyer clients of ours just purchased a single family home on one of it's quiet streets and are closing this week.
There is once again signs of single family home development and renovations all around the Bowmanville neighborhood. Many older frame homes are past their prime in this established and stable neighborhood. The full size Chicago lots, attractive streets, proximity to the Ravenswood Metra station, Andersonville shopping and dining and Lincoln Square parks and retail make this a ripe location for renovation or tear down home purchases. Prices are lower than just south of Foster, so you can get more house and get the same surrounding amenities.
The vacant lot pictured here was just last week a small brick bungalow on the 1800 block of West Farragut. I'm digging around looking for a photo I may have taken of the house. Although I always admired the corner lot and I'd like to see as many homes preserved as possible, I did feel the house really needed rehab or tear down one day. It was really small and would have needed major additions and renovation.