Our friends over at Taylor Johnson Public Relations sent over a press release a couple of weeks ago that fell through the cracks. They were announcing that the newest phase of Lexington Square is now open.
It’s called Lexington Square2, and if you’re trying to place it on a map, think 3630 South Sangamon in Bridgeport.
We’re very familiar with the area, as we’ve been doing a photography project for a nearby factory for the last year or so. The area’s not bad at all. It’s mostly clean, quiet, and apparently safe. Not too far away, development from Chinatown is spilling across the river and the local Chase branch is branded all in Chinese. There’s also a heavy Hispanic influence from nearby Pilsen, and white people are flocking in searching for more space than the Loop can offer at a fraction of the price. The only downside is that nearby Bubbly Creek continue to reek, and sometimes the wind brings in some godawful smells. But if it blows the other way, the place smells like cookies because there’s also a bakery nearby.
The neighborhood character is… well… I hate to say it in public, but Bridgeport is rapidly becoming Chicago’s version of Brooklyn. Lots of cheap nannies pushing expensive baby buggies at the parks, and it seems like there are new townhouses, restaurants, and boutiques opening all the time, replacing the industrial and retail drek that once plagued the neighborhood.
Brooklyn-on-the-Prairie. There, I said it.
Read TJ’s complete press release after the photos:
Lexington Homes Opens Lexington Square2 in Bridgeport
New phase offers 24 rowhomes in prime location
CHICAGO (May 11, 2012) – In another sign that homebuilding is emerging from its slump, Chicago-based Lexington Homes announces the opening of a new phase of single-family rowhomes at Lexington Square called Lexington Square2, located in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. The builder plans to break ground on an initial portion of the homes later this spring.
Lexington Square2, located at 3630 S. Sangamon, is a new community of 24 rowhomes situated directly across from Donovan Park and eight blocks west of U.S. Cellular Field. The community will offer the same two floor plans that were built at Lexington Square, whichmeasure from 2,216 to 2,507 square feet and are base-priced from the $370,000s. The three-story homes come standard with three bedrooms, 2½ baths, rooftop decks and attached two-car garages. Options are available for a fourth bedroom and additional bath.
“We’re excited to be opening a new phase and feel the timing is right, as this is the first year in five years that we’ve felt the market is picking up,” said Jeff Benach, co-principal of Lexington Homes. “We’re actually seeing a spring market at our communities this year and feel homebuyers are more serious than they have been in recent years. We have nearly sold out of homes at Lexington Square, so we are thrilled to be able to bring more single-family rowhomes to market. We’re one of the only new-construction options in the city for buyers looking to move up to a more spacious home from a condo or apartment.”
Another big draw of the community is its convenient location to downtown and entertainment and cultural amenities.
“Many of our residents are White Sox season ticket holders, and they love being able to walk to the ballpark or watch the post-game fireworks from their private rooftop decks,” said Benach. “And, over the past few years since we opened Lexington Square, many new trendy restaurants and boutiques have cropped up in the area. Bridgeport also has become an artist community with many artists moving here for the great loft art studios. It’s becoming a more and more diverse, interesting and cultural neighborhood each day.”
For recreation, Lexington Square2 is located directly across the street from Donovan Park,a full-square-block city park with ball fields, basketball courts, and a soft-surface playground with spraypool.
Lexington Square2 also is in proximity to two lines of the “L” and a new Metra train station in the neighborhood, and it is easily accessible to all the city’s major expressways.
All rowhomes at Lexington Square2 include a private rooftop deck with full skyline views, a fenced-in front yard, and oversized private balconies off the kitchens. Homes also feature42-inch maple cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen; and hardwood flooring throughout the main level.
To visit Lexington Square2, exit I-90/94 at 35th Street and head west for eight blocks. Turn left at Halsted Street and continue for three blocks to 37th Street. Turn right at 37th Street and the sales center will be located just ahead at 37th and Sangamon streets. Sales center hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Lexington Square2, call (773) 523-5900 or visit www.lexingtonchicago.com.
A premier name in Chicago real estate, Lexington Homes is one of the city’s most successful builders. In the past four decades, Lexington Homes’ real estate development team has built more than 40,000 homes in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, solidifying its reputation for excellence and innovation in homebuilding.