Deriving its moniker form the wedge shaped Park that sits at its center, this rejuvenated neighborhood has become one of Chicago’s most popular. Transformed by an ever growing number of homes being built and businesses opening, this once sullen neighborhood is now energized. Surrounding the actual park on all three sides, Milwaukee Avenue, Division Street and Damen Ave are the neighborhoods larger commercial districts. Along these streets you will find tons of dining options, unique shops ranging from thrift to trendy and an abundance of local watering holes to match any mood. Located along the Blue line, public transit in and out of this neighborhood is accessible and effortless. Side streets of each main strip offer more subdued residential areas with great rental options, but they don’t last long!
Located just to the north of North Ave, and bordered on the sides by the Dan Ryan Expressway and Western Avenue, the much desired and cozy neighborhood is accented by its beautiful tree lined streets and small community parks. With apartments intermixed with the numerous condos and single family homes, rentals are in high demand. Though many residents of Bucktown wander down to neighboring Wicker Park on the weekends, the neighborhood comes alive with its own shopping, dining and entertainment. High Fashion boutiques, exceptional fine dining, and mellow corner bars line Damen Avenue which splits the neighborhood in half. With the Blue Line crossing the neighborhood as well, public transportation from this neighborhood is a breeze!
Located south of Division Street between Western Ave and the Dan Ryan Expressway, Ukrainian Village, East Village and Noble Square form the collection of neighborhoods known altogether as West Town. Feeling the results of the popularity boom of its nearby neighbors (Wicker Park and Bucktown), this picturesque neighborhood is rich with greenery. An alternative to the higher rental rates of its nearby neighbors, this prime location still puts its residents within walking distance of the Blue Line of the public transportation system or comparably accessible bus routes. This tri-neighborhood area its own distinct shopping and dining while still having immediate access to the even greater options just a short walk (or ride) to the north.
One of Chicago’s largest by area, this expansive neighborhood has its own sub-neighborhoods! Encompassing Lakeview East, Roscoe Village, the Southport Corridor, and Wrigleyville, this far-reaching neighborhood offers an abundance of living options. From the fast paced and dynamic nightlife around Wrigley Field to the more calm and subdued corner bars distributed throughout the area, this neighborhood offers varying levels of excitement. With an abundance of shopping, dining and nightlife and vibrant street festivals almost every summer weekend, you would not expect such peaceful neighborhood streets just behind its major intersections. With more stops along the Red Line than any other north side neighborhood, access to downtown in effortless.
Known nationwide and always a top choice for people moving to Chicago for the first time, Lincoln Park is one of Chicago’s most richly green neighborhoods! Every street protected under the canopy of the tree tops, this neighborhood is desirable because of its proximity to downtown, walkability, and historic architecture. DePaul University is a major staple and even has been designated as its own sub-neighborhood. With the Red Line splitting this neighborhood in half, walking to public transportation is always available. However, leaving the neighborhood is not always necessary with a variety of posh boutiques, salons and day spas, coffee bars, fine dining, sprawling parks and more! One of Chicago’s oldest neighborhoods, its age can be seen in the Victorian architecture that adorns many of the buildings in the area. Spend just a little time here and you will see why it is one of Chicagoans favorites!