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Live Large For Much, Much Less on the Far South Side

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While posts on South Shore real estate will always elicit some crime-related snark, it's a neighborhood with heaps of promise— in housing stock, public amenities, and diversity. The snazziest quarter of the area runs along South Shore Drive, with vintage co-ops and mansions. The prosperity has greatly dimmed, but dwellings within a few blocks of the lakeshore are treated to the Cultural Center's public golf course & beach, Rainbow Beach, and the lakeshore trail. Metra stops make the downtown commute tolerable. On Constance Ave near 73rd, a 2,500-square-foot 3/3 single-family blends in with the thicket of brick homes and small apartment buildings. New-to-market, the 1920s home has some new features to flaunt, from the windows to the lighting to the custom built-ins. Most unexpected and extravagant is the finished basement's spa-calibur steam room. The new kitchen, fireplaces, and marbled master bathroom are nothing to scoff at either— especially at an asking price of $197K. Who's ready to commit to the South Side?
·Listing: 7310 S Constance Ave. [Prudential Rubloff]