The very model of a classic Chicago neighborhood is historic Bridgeport. Since the 1830’s, Bridgeport real estate has featured quiet streets lined with well-kept single-family homes. The community also offers a thriving shopping and restaurant district along Halsted Street, and an exceptionally convenient location not far from downtown. Bridgeport’s roots are deep and today it’s not unusual to see one-time residents who once left the community for trendier neighborhoods returning. As a result, Bridgeport is undergoing a period of strong revitalization, with an abundance of new construction and new development bringing with it increased property values.
As the location of U.S. Cellular Field, Bridgeport is well known to sports fans all around the area as the home of the Chicago White Sox, major league baseball’s 2005 World Champions. The community is also famous for its politicians, and for being the home of a number of Chicago mayors, including the incumbent Richard M. Daley and his father Richard J. Daley. Bridgeport has also been the home of ex-mayors Edward Kelley, Martin Kennelly and Michael Bilandic.