Chicago Bears’ Shane Waldron drops $1.9M on Green Oaks home 

Offensive coordinator’s move prolongs trend of coaches, players living in north suburbs 

Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator, Shane Waldron (Getty)
Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator, Shane Waldron (Getty)

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Shane Waldron has new digs in the north suburbs to draw up plays for rookie quarterback Caleb Williams as he prepares for his first season on the job. 

Waldrom, whom the Bears hired in January, and his wife, Meghan, bought a six-bedroom, 4,400-square-foot house in Green Oaks for $1.85 million, or roughly $421 per square foot, the Chicago Tribune reported

The house went under contract shortly after it was listed on Jan. 11. The sale closed in March, with the Waldrons paying the full asking price. Jeff Ohm, president of Premier Realty Group, was the listing agent.

The Green Oaks residence, built in 1994, features a two-story foyer, a family room with a gas fireplace, a spacious living room, a screened porch and a primary suite with two walk-in closets and heated bathroom floors. The kitchen, remodeled in 2020, has high-end appliances, custom cabinets, quartzite countertops and a butler’s pantry.

The home’s lower level, completed in 2023, includes an exercise room, wine cellar, entertainment area, and a play space. The 0.92-acre property also has a brick patio and a saltwater pool.

It incurred a $21,822 tax bill in 2022, the outlet reported.

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Waldron has served as offensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks for the last three seasons. He and his wife recently sold their 3,200-square-foot house in the Seattle area for just over $2 million.

Residing in the north suburbs appears to be a common move among Bears players and coaches, who have to make frequent trips to the team’s practice facility in nearby Lake Forest. Waldron’s predecessor, Luke Getsy, lived in a six-bedroom, 5,600-square-foot house in Waukegan that he and his wife sold last month for $1.6 million. 

Earlier this year, former Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams and his wife, Lisa, listed their 4,450-square-foot house in Lake Forest for just shy of $2.8 million. Former Bears quarterback Andy Dalton and his wife, Jordan, put their 5,300-square-foot in Lake Bluff up for sale around the same time, asking $3.3 million.

Now, all eyes are on Williams, whom the Bears selected with the no.1 overall pick in April’s draft. A young buck like Williams may choose to live in the city, instead. If that’s the case, River North has been home to a number of professional athletes in Chicago, including ex-Bears running back Matt Forte and former Chicago Bulls player Jimmy Butler.

—Quinn Donoghue 

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