Chicago is home to 77 defined neighborhoods — each with something unique to offer. We have extensive experience across the city’s diverse neighborhoods and can help find the perfect community for you. Explore some of our favorites, and Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods below…
In Chicago’s Gold Coast, you’ll find some of the city’s most famous residents and the world-class real estate they call home. Within one square mile, the Gold Coast offers designer boutiques, incredible cuisine, vibrant nightlife and access to Oak Street Beach. It also has a number of top public and private schools, beautiful parks, and cultural attractions.
Lincoln Park residents have it all right in their backyard. It’s no wonder the North Side neighborhood is one of the most sought after in the U.S.. Lincoln Park offers beautiful tree-lined residential blocks, DePaul University, two major museums, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Then there’s the parks, farmers’ markets, festivals and shops, ranging from upscale boutiques on Armitage to larger retailers at the Clybourn Corridor.
West of the Magnificent Mile, River North is where you’ll find the city’s bustle — from shopping and entertainment to nightlife. Dozens of residential developments in recent years give buyers a lot of choices. Development has also pushed west of the Chicago River into an area dubbed River West, which includes a number of new condominium buildings.
Bucktown is undisputedly one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods. Residents enjoy a unique mix of restaurants, bars, galleries, theaters, and upscale retailers focused along Damen Avenue. Bucktown also boasts the 606 Trail, a running and biking path through the neighborhood. Here you’ll find a variety of housing including new construction, stately brownstones and loft apartments.
Few Chicago neighborhoods have undergone as dramatic a transformation in such a short amount of time as the West Loop. The West Loop is home to a thriving restaurant district on Randolph Street, along with corporate HQs like Google. Residents also enjoy proximity to nearby Fulton Market, Greektown, Little Italy, and The Loop.
Chicagoans flock to the hip, urban neighborhood for its eateries, arts and entertainment. Residents and visitors love Wicker Park’s eclectic assortment of cafes, independent stores, dive bars, vintage boutiques, art galleries and city parks, including the popular four-acre Wicker Park.
Chicagoans will find more than a few of their favorite things in Lakeview, one of the largest neighborhoods on the city’s North Side. There’s Lakeview’s proximity to the beach and Chicago harbors, residential streets, thriving restaurant and bar scene and Wrigley Field, for starters. Lakeview also encompasses subset areas, like Wrigleyville and Boystown.
Major development in recent years has put Streeterville trending on the map. In the past two decades alone, dozens of new buildings, high-rises, hotels, stores and institutions have sprung up, bringing with them a flock of residents to the high-energy community. Streeterville is home to such notable attractions as The Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Just blocks from the lakefront, Andersonville offers residents a vibrant, self-sustaining community. At the forefront of the “shop local” movement, the historic business district along Clark Street is a mecca of locally-owned businesses including independent shops, restaurants, bars and bistros. Tree-lined streets, walkable schools, playgrounds and parks make this a popular neighborhood to call home.
South Loop is a neighborhood noted for its access to the lakefront, Museum Campus and The Loop. South Loop continues to evolve in the midst of a major transformation, with residential construction booming. Large developments underway include mixed-use projects along the Chicago River and a number of skyscrapers, plus new apartment buildings bringing thousands of rental units to South Loop.
Located between Lincoln Park and Gold Coast, Old Town continues to capture the interest of homebuyers with its diverse collection of restaurants and entertainment venues, like Second City. Residents enjoy the neighborhood’s walkability, central location, and vibrant summer scene, marked by The Old Town Art Fair and Wells Street Art Festival.
Having a quaint village atmosphere right in the middle of the city is no easy task, but Roscoe Village pulls it off. The neighborhood offers residents a mix of businesses, residences and parks just six miles northwest of Chicago’s downtown. Roscoe Village is dominated by single-family homes with beautiful gardens. There are also classic three-story walkups and duplexes along with luxury new construction.