07/05/2011 09:47 am ET Updated Sep 04, 2011

Black Chicagoans Fuel Growth Of South Suburbs

One path that so many black middle-class home buyers have followed from Chicago's South Side in recent years ends just off Lincoln Highway, past the entrance to the Newbury Estates subdivision in Matteson.

On Willow Road, a boulevard lined with 3,200-square-foot houses, five of the nine buyers in the 1000 block moved to Newbury Estates from heavily black sections of the South Side. Buyers came from the Woodlawn, Park Manor, Morgan Park, Gresham and Englewood neighborhoods, property records show.

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