Chicago Neighborhoods

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Take a quick home search through our Chicago Neighborhoods realty section, and become well informed on all your options.

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Yet, before launching your home search plan, you may want to take a look at specific neighborhood information to find out all your options in Chicago.

Chicago offers a variety of eclectic and multicultural neighborhoods. If you are thinking about relocating to the Chicago area, here are some neighborhoods that you might want to check out:

The Loop

The Loop, named after the elevated rail system the L that circles downtown Chicago is one of the hottest zip codes in the Chicago area. Called the historical district of downtown Chicago, the Loop is the second-largest central business district in the United States. Bounded on the west and north by the Chicago River, east by Lake Michigan and South by Roosevelt Road. Close to Michigan Avenue shops and office buildings and the LaSalle Street financial district. Close to the City's theater and museums. Known for upscale real estate high rise condominiums, many with views of downtown such as The Heritage at Millenium Park, Watertower, mixed use building of retail, hotel, condominiums and office space, Legacy and Momo. Price ranges vary.

Printer's Row

Printer's Row is another area that is quite popular with condominiums and its South Loop Chicago lofts that were once warehouses, former printing plants and many historic buildings. The best real estate brokers in town will tell you that Printer's Row is a hot zip code.


Beverly is one of Chicago's South Side neighborhoods mixed with historic homes, beautiful tree-lined streets, lovely parks and churches. Truly one of Chicago's treasures.

Hyde Park and Kenwood

Hyde Park is located on the South Side of Chicago seven miles south of the Chicago Loop. You will find the University of Chicago in Hyde Park as well as the Hyde Park Art Center, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Oriental Institute and the Renaissance Society. Three U.S. Senators came from Hyde Park, Paul Douglas, Carol Moseley Braun and Barack Obama.

Wicker Park and Bucktown

Historic Wicker Park is known for its variety of architecture and eclectic mix of culture, art galleries and great restaurants. Many trendy retail-clothing boutiques have moved into Wicker Park and Bucktown. Realtors in the area will tell you that the Wicker Park area is one of the most desirable Chicago Realty Markets. Zip codes are 60614, 60622, 60639, 60647 and the Wicker Park area code is 773.

Bucktown was originally designed by architect Daniel Burnham in the 1890's. The name was derived from goats that were kept in residents' backyards. It is an eclectic mix of nationalities comprised of Eastern European, Latin and American. The best Chicago Real Estate Brokers will tell you that Bucktown is a trendy and upscale Chicago neighborhood mixed with old and new architecture. It has also transformed into an art community.

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is located on the North Side of Chicago above the loop. The lakefront and Lincoln Park encompass the area. It boasts some of the most desirable real estate in the Chicago area. Lincoln Park is popular amongst young singles, college students, young families and there are many well established residents who have lived in the area for a number of years too.

Known for its row houses, which include several small buildings attached to each other on the block There are two major parks in the area, Lincoln Park which includes the free Lincoln Park Zoo and Lincoln Park Conservatory and Oz Park. In the summer, there are free concerts held at the Park. De Paul University is located in Lincoln Park.


Lakeview is on the North Side of Chicago. Famous for hosting the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. The Hyde Park Hotel was a landmark social center until it burned in a fire in 1879.

The City was named for Hotel Lakeview which was built in 1853, so legends say. Lakeview has a diverse culture. The architecture is a mix of modern and buildings dating back to the 1800's. Charming with a city atmosphere, Lakeview attracts young professionals and 20+. Many families are making Lakeview their home too.


Edgewater is located six miles north of Chicago's loop along Lake Michigan. Developer John Lewis Cochran developed Edgewater between 1880 and 1890 when it joined the City of Chicago. The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Miami style hotel, is synonymous with Edgewater. Realtor's and buyers consider Edgewater's real estate to still be affordable Chicago real estate. The homes are a mix of Prairie style, bungalows, Victorian, stucco, wood frame and 4-plus 1.

Rogers Park

Rogers Park is located in the most northern section of Chicago. You will find spectacular view properties built next to the beach. It's the only community with direct access to Lake Michigan. Convenient access to downtown Chicago via Lake Shore Drive. CTA's Red Line and also access to the suburbs of Chicago. Metra's train line also offers transportation to downtown Chicago.

Rogers Park boasts eight gorgeous beaches. There are many recreational activities here such as swimming, boating, fishing and walking around numerous small parks along the lake.

Rogers Park is truly an eclectic neighborhood with great shopping, many cultural influences, great restaurants, and art and coffee houses, especially along Sheridan Road. In the summer, there are many family festivals.


Sauganash is located in northwest of downtown Chicago in the Jefferson Park area. It was named after the Sauganash Hotel (1831). Borders are Devon, Bryn Mawr, Polaski and Cicero. Many buyers choose Sauganash because of the variety of architectural styles available to them such as Vintage, Cape Cod, Georgian, bungalows, ranch, older frame homes, and of course condominiums and multi-units. Sauganash Park is in the heart of the area and provides a combination of art and sports to the community and many families choose to live here. Sauganash is conveniently located to the Kennedy Expressway (routes 90/94), CTA and the trains.

East Garfield

East Garfield, located on the West Side of Chicago, with its vintage housing, central location to downtown Chicago, access to two mass transit and great quality and affordable housing developments has transformed into one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods. Developers' rehabs of old vintage buildings and new high-end luxury condos dot the neighborhood.