This northwest side treasure has much to offer in the way of cultural attractions and Eastern European eateries. Art lovers can spend their time exploring exhibitions at the Ed Paschke Center and music fans can choose from a menu of concerts and performances at the Copernicus Center.
Famed for hosting the Northwest Chicago Irish Parade and the location of one of the few remaining drive-in hot dog stands, Norwood Park neighborhood is also home to the high school that gave Jim Jacobs the inspiration for his musical creation Grease.
Forming part of the Norwood Park neighborhood, the community area of Oriole Park is anchored by its namesake park and residential life here is largely centered on park activities and enjoying the laid-back pulse of the area’s quiet blocks.
Get your outdoor fix in a beautifully lush park that spans 36 acres and is among those listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spend your Sundays at the park shopping for local produce and goods during the Portage Park Farmers Market.
Neighborly, quiet and often referred to as “Chicago’s Finest Community,” Forest Glen is a pocket of Chicago that doesn’t embody the hustle and bustle, grit and urban rhythm that most think of or often associate with Chicago. The neighborhood area forms a sliver of the northwest side that is home to affluent families.
Elegance and quiet luxury are a couple of the standout traits of the Sauganash neighborhood. It’s suburban-like feel puts an emphasis on space - spacious homes and spacious streets. Weaving in and out of the blocks that make up this northwest community area is in many ways a tour of grandeur.
Housing the campuses of two universities, Northeastern Illinois University and North Park University, the North Park neighborhood blends family residential living and student life on the northwest side of Chicago.
A multitude of ethnic groups and cultures converge in this northwest side neighborhood, which is most representative in its dining scene. Seemingly eclectic at first glance, the combination of different traditions, cuisines, languages and cultural expressions makes living in Albany Park like exploring the various corners of the globe.
One of the largest community areas in Chicago, Irving Park encompasses a vast stretch of real estate west of the Chicago River. Two historic community areas, Villa District and Old Irving Park, fall within its boundaries, boasting grand, multi-level homes with welcoming front porches.
Tight-knit, quaint, and tucked away are some of the ways to describe the micro community known as the Villa District. History and architecture are two of the defining aspects of this small neighborhood. Learn more about residential life in Villa District with this local neighborhood real estate guide.