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The Neighborhood Of Ashburn
Ashburn didn't have the best image back in the 1800s, when it came by its name. In those days, it served as a dumping ground for ashes from the furnaces of Chicago homeowners.

For most of the last half-century, however, the community bound by the B&O Railroad tracks, the city's Cicero Avenue border, and 77th and 87th Streets has been considered among Chicago's most liveable areas.

This isnít surprising, considering how Ashburn's history mirrors that of many near-Chicago suburbs. Annexed by the city in 1889, the community gained only 19 homes in the next 50 years. But in the 1940s and '50s, more than 2,400 homes were constructed.

Another 656 were added in the '60s and '70s. The diversity of home styles found in Ashburn has its roots in the suburban migration that followed World War II. Bucking the pattern in other outlying communities, the westernmost part of Ashburn was established first.

Many returning veterans and their wives settled in Scottsdale, a new subdivision on Ashburn's western border between Kostner and Cicero Avenues and 79th and 85th Streets. Here, homes were priced to fit modest budgets. The curving streets, novel for the city's Southwest Side, promised a rustic charm. The subdivision lured folks who had grown up in two- and three-flat buildings on Chicago's South Side and sought the American dream of home ownership. In many cases, newcomers convinced their siblings and high-school buddies to join them on the periphery of the city. They even had their own shopping mecca. Scottsdale Shopping Center, one of the first modern retail plazas in the city, was an anchor of the neighborhood.

An influx of new families helped spur construction of the new Wrightwood/Ashburn branch of the Chicago Public Library, which opened in 1997 at 8530 S. Kedzie. The opening of the CTA's Orange Line in the early 1990s gave the community the quick access to downtown it had long sought. This commuting convenience, along with the housing stock, should continue to make Ashburn an attractive place to live for decades to come.
Important Information For Ashburn:
Residential Parking Permits - Vehicle Stickers

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Law Offices of Roy Kessel
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Chicago Health Insurance
3000 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200 South
Bannockburn, IL 60015

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Utilities Serving Ashburn
Local Phone CompaniesAmeritech
30 South Wacker, 34th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Electric CompaniesComEd
P.O. Box 805379
Chicago, IL 60680-5379
Gas CompaniesNicor Gas
P.O. Box 190
Aurora, IL 60507-0190
Government Offices Serving Ashburn
Drivers Licenses and Vehicle Registration/ License PlatesChicago South Driver Services Facility
9901 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr
Chicago, IL 60628
Schools Serving Ashburn
Elementary Schools
Carroll Rosewald Elementary2601 W 80th St(773) 535-9356
Charles Carroll School2929 W 83rd St(773) 535-9414
Dawes Elementary School3810 W 81st Pl(773) 535-2350
Dawes Elementary School3810 W 81st Pl(773) 535-2350
Genesis School Central7831 S Lawndale Ave(773) 581-7427
Lenart School8445 S Kolin Ave(773) 535-2322
New Dawes Elementary School3434 W 77th St(773) 535-4030
Rosenwald Elementary School2601 W 80th St(773) 535-9355
Stevenson Elementary School8010 S Kostner Ave(773) 535-2280
William Bishop Owen School8247 S Christiana Ave(773) 535-9330
High Schools
John Hancock High School4350 W 79th St(773) 535-2410
Luther High School South3130 W 87th St # 1(773) 737-1416
William J Bogan High School3939 W 79th St(773) 535-2180

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