The real estate community has certainly latched onto Pullman's recent American Planning Association distinction as a "top 10 great American neighborhood", and you can't blame them. There's a lot of potential to arouse. Renovators are at play all across Pullman— almost every new listing we encounter is a recent rehab or a DIY dream. But the neighborhood is a little spotty and row house prices usually stay below $200K. This 2-bed 1,100-square-foot number, at $128,900, is actually right at the neighborhood median. The sellers purchased the home in November for just $41K and brought it up to move-in condition. It's not oozing opulence, buy hey, neither are most of us. The list of new stuff reads: oak flooring; granite kitchen; baths; and central air. Otherwise, it's still got the facade and vintage woodwork of most other 1880s Pullman homes. A long and slender back yard is cleanly landscaped with bushes, trees, and a meandering path. A little extra privacy is all that's called for. Directly opposite a small park, the home is but a few blocks from the Metra and much bigger Palmer Park.
·Listing: 11230 S Langley Ave. [Coldwell Banker]