Carl Sandburg Village Condominium Complex
Known to its residents as a “village within a city”, Carl Sandburg Village has the community and amenities (not to mention population) to earn this endearing moniker.
Nestled quietly in the Old Town neighborhood, the nine condominium high-rises and more than 60 townhouses are home to over 8,000 residents. Located at the center of one of the most exciting and historic areas in the city; nearby attractions include the “Magnificent Mile” shopping district, North Avenue Beach (known for its volleyball games), and the beautiful Lincoln Park. Transportation across Chicago (and beyond) is made easy by a number of bus lines, the CTA Red Line, and Lake Shore Drive.
Sandburg Village Living
Carl Sandburg Village offers a quiet hideaway in one of the most popular and exciting neighborhoods in the City.
The low brick wall surrounding the Village conceals its world-class amenities. What looks from the outside like a dense development is actually majority green and public space, including landscaped concourses and a village center. Amenities include two large outdoor swimming pool complexes (complete with attendants, locker rooms, and cabanas), four tennis courts, and a children’s play lot.
Completing the “village within a city” experience are an on-site dry-cleaners, doctor and dentist’s offices, hair salon, and child care facilities. The heated underground garages are essential in an otherwise difficult to park area.
Available units include two sizes of studios, generous-sized one-bedrooms, two bedrooms, and a few units with combined floor plans.
Sandburg Village History
Sandburg Village was built in the early 1960s as an urban renewal project. The goal for the development was to revitalize the Old Town neighborhood, which was perceived to be threatened by encroaching slums. The project was a runaway success. Today, Old Town is one of the most popular and prosperous neighborhoods in Chicago. A short walk around and you’ll be sure to see picturesque streets, well-maintained 19th-century mansions, and fine restaurants.
The development was named after prominent poet and writer Carl Sandburg, who blessed the project. The individual buildings were also named after esteemed American writers, including Emily Dickinson and William Faulkner.
The project was, at the time, one of the largest ever attempted. Its sheer scale and speed of completion drew experts in construction and housing from across the world. At its peak, the effort included 950 workers from 30 different trades with concrete trucks coming once per hour and pouring an average of 550 yards of concrete every day. In 1979, all rental units were converted to condos.