LANSING, IL | 1.75 acres | High End Neighborhood | City Park Across Street | Very Buildable For Sale

  • $59,900

NEW PRICE DROP! We had our competition beat at $89K, and now it’s a blowout at $59K!

Cheap Land in Lansing, Illinois

Owner Financing Available!

Come home and kick back next to a peaceful city park within a high-end enclave of the Chicago suburb of Lansing, Illinois.

  • High End Neighborhood
  • No Deed Restrictions
  • City Park Across Street
  • Unique Large Size for the Market
  • Priced to Sell Quickly
  • Very Buildable: Flat, No Floodplain

PROPERTY: Part of the city but sequestered in a peaceful country setting next to Erfert Park, this 1.75 acre lot is a hidden gem. The south half is partially cleared, while the north half boasts groves of maples, elms, and oaks, providing a nice insulation from the small amount of traffic on Chicago Avenue. has labeled this neighborhood as one of Lansing’s finest, and it’s flat topography and lack of floodplain encroachments make it a perfect spot to build your new home. Connect your driveway to Chicago Avenue, a public street lined with power. Given the exclusive feel of the area, you might expect an HOA or CC+R’s to ride with the land, but it comes with no deed restrictions, so let your imagination run wild! The only rules imposed on your build come from Lansing’s R1 Residential zoning, but those regulations are very flexible. Right outside your door, access the wonders of Lansing Woods just 2 minutes to the west, part of the Forest Preserve District, which includes the Thorn Creek Trail System. Go hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing, or drive 7 minutes farther to the tranquil waters of Wampum Lake, featuring shady picnic groves and year-round fishing opportunities along a one mile shoreline. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity at an unbeatable Acretown price – hit the Buy Now button today and open the next exciting chapter of your life!

The best and most updated source of information on this property will always be at

Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email if you have any questions or would like to make an offer. We’ve posted a lot of info below – including critical instructions for visiting the property – so please keep reading!

Best Deal in the Market – Check Zillow or Realtor and You’ll Agree!


After opening this map, you may see even more information about the area by clicking on Map Legend, then Overlays.


  • ADDRESS (street # estimated – use GPS for navigation): 18602 Chicago Avenue, Lansing IL 60438
  • SIZE: 1.75 acres
  • GPS COORDINATES: 41.556390, -87.544332
  • APN: 33-06-200-042-0000
  • FULL LEGAL DESCRIPTION: download here
  • PLAT MAP/SURVEY: none (get County’s boundary/KML file here – opens in Google Earth)
  • TITLE: General Warranty deed (clean – no back taxes, no liens)
  • MINERAL RIGHTS: any mineral rights we own will convey to buyer (we have no knowledge of severance of mineral rights by a previous owner)
  • DIMENSIONS (approximate): starting at NW corner, 385′ SE x 146′ S x 212′ W x 40′ N x 120′ W x 301′ N to POB
  • FLOODPLAIN: none, no wetlands
  • ELEVATION: 618 feet
  • TERRAIN: generally flat
  • CONDITION: undeveloped, wooded, some clearing
  • ACCESS: 531 feet of direct frontage on Chicago Avenue, a paved public street
  • POWER: available along street
  • WATER: well would be necessary
  • WASTEWATER: septic would need to be installed
    • The built-in savings you receive on all Acretown properties frees up extra money to install a variety of conventional and more modern, non-conventional septic systems, like mound systems, pressurized dosing, plastic chamber leach fields, aerobic treatment, etc. (which have become popular solutions to non-satisfactory perc tests).
  • TAXES: $4305.93 in 2021
  • HOA: none
  • RESTRICTIONS/ZONING: R1 – Single Family Residential (minimum lot size = 8,450 sf)
    • single family homes
    • setbacks: front = 25 feet, side = 20 feet, rear = 35 feet
    • maximum building height = 30 feet or 2.5 stories, whichever is lower
    • other uses allowed include: agriculture, day care, clubs, playgrounds, churches
    • see full zoning regs here
  • SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Nathan Hale (Elementary) – Hertiage (Middle School) – Thornton Fractional South (High School)
  • NEAREST CITIES: Lansing < Chicago
  • NEAREST AIRPORTS: Lansing Municipal (5 mins), Chicago Midway International (45 mins)

Owner Financed Land in Illinois | 30 mins from d'town Chicago | Next to Beautiful Park | 1.75 acres


You can go view the property at your convenience – owner does not need to accompany. Please call/text us to let us know you’re heading out, so we can (1) confirm its availability (our land does sell fast), and (2) ensure we have our phone on us in case you need help or have any questions. We’d appreciate a couple hours notice if possible. In case you lose cell phone service, it may be helpful to print off as many helpful documents as you can before you head out there.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Click HERE to open the destination in Google Maps, and simply enter your starting point to get step-by-step directions.

  • From this link, you can press “Directions” (on the left), enter your starting point, and Google Maps will provide you with step-by-step directions.
  • You can also click “Send to Phone” if you’re viewing this on your computer
  • And “Save” to download the directions so they’ll still work if you lose cell service.

If for some reason you’re having trouble with that link, you can navigate to GPS coordinates 41.556390, -87.544332.

WALKING THE PROPERTY LINES w/YOUR PHONE: We highly recommend downloading Google Earth to your phone if you don’t already have it. Then . . .

  1. Download the property boundary file (called a KML or KMZ file) here. You may be prompted to click “download” one more time, so do that . . . OR you may be prompted to immediately open the file with Google Earth and, in that case, do that and ignore the remaining steps. Otherwise . . .
  2. Open Google Earth
  3. Go to the main menu (the three horizontal lines at the top left of the screen), then Projects > Open > Import KML file > select the KML file you just downloaded (it should show up on that screen).

Now you should be able to see the property lines on the map, and the green dot represents where you’re currently standing. This is a very important tool to learn BEFORE you head out there. Please call us if you have any questions about it.


Access recreational wonders at your doorstep, with Lansing Woods just 2 minutes to the west, part of the Forest Preserve District with access to the Thorn Creek Trail System and offering opportunities for hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing, while 7 minutes ahead lie the tranquil waters of Wampum Lake, featuring shady picnic groves and year-round fishing opportunities along a one mile shoreline. Discover a diverse ecosystem at Indiana Dunes National Park, 28 minutes to the east, spanning 15,000 acres and home to stunning beaches and unique hiking trails amid beautiful sand dunes, serene woodlands, sunny prairies and rich wetlands. The city of Lansing is only three minutes away, hosting a Walmart, several grocery stores, local eateries, fast food chains and medical centers. Lansing is a suburb, of course, to one of the globe’s great cities – Chicago, Illinois – offering an endless array of world-class shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities.

NEARBY Lansing Woods (2 minutes), Erfert Park (2 minutes), Brownell Woods (10 minutes), Wampum Lake (7 minutes), Indiana Dunes National Park (28 minutes), William W. Powers State Recreation Area (17 minutes), Pullman National Historical Park (18 minutes), Iron Oaks Forest Preserve (22 minutes), Oak Ridge Prairie & Oak Savannah Trail (21 minutes), Grant Park (32 minutes), Field Museum (32 minutes), Cloud Gate (35 minutes), Wrigley Field (45 minutes), Beaubien Woods Boat Launch (17 minutes), Centennial Park Golf Course (9 minutes).

LANSING (3 minutes, nearest grocery store and Walmart)

  • RETAIL – Walmart, ALDI, Strack & Van Til, La Rosita Lansing, K&G Fashion Superstore, River Oaks West Shopping Center, Gus Bock’s Ace Hardware, The Home Depot, and many more.
  • RESTAURANTS – Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop, Lynnie Ques, Taqueria La Soga, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Culver’s, Sonic Drive-In, Burger King, and more.
  • MEDICAL SERVICES? Yes, Family Health Center, Lansing Chiropractic Clinic & Wellness Medical Center, Greenspon Medical Corporation, UChicago Medicine at Ingalls – South Holland, Walgreens, Quik Scripts.
  • RECREATIONAL – Lansing Woods, Lansing Historical Museum, Lan-Oak Park, Historic Ford Hangar, Erfert Park.

CHICAGO (33 minutes, nearest major city)


OWNER FINANCING: We do offer owner financing under the following terms:

  • Purchase Price = $65,800
  • Down Payment = $13,160
  • Monthly Payment = $757.14
  • Term = 120 months

If you’d like to buy this property via owner financing, call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email him at and we’ll get you set up!

OUTSIDE FINANCING: Your best deal for financing might come from a local bank or credit union and we can help you find a great deal. Land loans typically require about 15-25% down.

Rural 1st is America’s leading land lender for rural properties and they require as little as 15% down on a 10 or 15-year fixed land loan, with no PMI, and they prefer a credit score of 720 or better. Please contact Michael Wirth by phone or email at (502) 553-8152 or They do serve Illinois.


Call or text Scott directly at 314.639.9777 or email at if you’d like to discuss an offer.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: We are investors, and are selling this lot For-Sale-By-Owner. You do not need to submit your offer through a real estate agent, and in our experience we close transactions more quickly and easily by having our dedicated transaction coordinator work directly with the Title Company and Buyers. We will also both save money on commission/fees by cutting out agents as the middle men. However, if you feel strongly about working with a Realtor, then you’re welcome to have them contact us on your behalf.


WHY ARE YOU SELLING IT SO CHEAP? We are often asked why we price our properties at below market value, and the answer is really simple: because we can, and that’s our core business model. We are investors who purchase properties at a large volume and deeply liquidated rates, and by passing this discount on to our buyers, we can sell land quickly . . . and more of it! In fact, our average property only lasts 2-3 weeks on the market (vs. industry average of about 6 months).

DISCLAIMER: We attempt to provide detailed, accurate and up-to-date information in our listings, in order to help our buyers to the best of our ability. However, it ultimately remains the buyer’s responsibility to perform their own due diligence and double check any details that are of significant importance to you including acreage, utilities, build-ability, and approved/allowable use-age for the property. We are happy to help however we can.

18602 Chicago Ave
Lansing, IL 60438
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