Neighborhoods in the City of Homes

Berwyn has been nicknamed, “Beautiful Berwyn” and the "City of Homes" for its tree-lined streets, sturdy brick bungalows, and Victorian “painted ladies.”

Residents of Berwyn enjoy some of the finest and most affordable housing available in the Chicagoland area. Predominantly single-family homes, the residential neighborhoods present a pleasant blend of old and new, situated along quiet tree-lined streets with meticulously maintained lawns and gardens. Here you will find sturdy and beautiful Chicago-style brick bungalows, which have long been associated with the city. In addition, there are handsome multi-unit apartment complexes constructed in the early 1900’s. And a stroll through the historic neighborhoods will also reveal stately Victorian, English Tudor, and Prairie School architecture. A wonderful place to live, work and raise a family, generation after generation continues to call Berwyn its home.

Berwyn’s Bungalows, the most significant collection of Chicago-style bungalows in the nation, were built from the 1920’s through the 1940’s. They range in style from the traditional one or one-and-a-half stories with two or three bedrooms, living and dining rooms and a basement and attic, to larger, “super” bungalows, with two full stories, glazed brick exteriors and tile roofs. Decorative details included oak woodwork and stained glass windows.

The city is filled with hard-working residents with their own Berwyn bungalow-restoration love stories.  A weekend of refinishing woodwork, restoring art glass windows, and picking out period-appropriate paint is not unusual, nor is finding that “rehabbed” home already perfect for move-in.

Many architecturally rich homes house some fancy woodwork and tricky details. You might find a Prairie School cottage from the American System Built Homes, a Frank Lloyd Wright design, or an Art Deco or Modern looking home tucked away on a tree-lined street.

Come drive through our community and contact a local real estate agent to view first-hand the beauty, variety, and affordability of today’s Berwyn.

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