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Chicago Neighborhoods
Discover the unique vibe of Chicago's communities with the handy alphabetical list below of all of our featured neighborhood guides. Then explore further with the interactive maps, business listings, events and itineraries.

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Albany Park
Albany Park
Since the 1970s, Albany Park has been a point of entry for immigrants from Asia and Latin America. As one of Chicago’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods, it boasts an unmatched array of multicultural restaurants, including local favorite Noon-O-Kabab and the celebrated falafel of Semiramis.  Read more
Andersonville
Andersonville
Anchored by the Swedish American Museum and home to one of the city’s largest gay and lesbian communities, Andersonville is recognized for its diversity. With a quirky atmosphere and distinctive flavor, the area has quickly become one of the North Side’s most popular neighborhoods. Read more
Avondale
Avondale
The Northwest Side neighborhood of Avondale is rich in working class traditions and low-key charm. Traditionally it is the heart of Chicago's Polish community. Along Milwaukee Avenue in “Polish Village”, you will find Kurowski's Sausage Shop — which is celebrated for having the best meats and rye bread this side of Warsaw — as well as local favorites like Endy’s Deli, Red Apple and Staropolska. Today a sizable Hispanic population makes up the largest ethnic contingent within Avondale, though a look at the medley of restaurants speaks to the diversity of this enclave. Worldly eats span from Russian to Romanian to Ecuadorian, Japanese, Irish & beyond. Read more
Beverly
Beverly
Beverly’s shamrock influence prevails on the pub-lined streets of Western Avenue’s ethnic business corridor, where there are more Irish-style bars than in any other neighborhood in Chicago. As the home of Chicago’s South Side Irish Parade, the Emerald Isle is almost palpable. Beverly’s most striking building, The Beverly Unitarian Church, borrows its design from a medieval castle once situated between Dublin and Belfast. The Beverly Arts Center, an epicenter for local culture, features a professional theater series and presents live music performances by nationally recognized acts.  Read more
Boystown
Boystown
The city’s Boystown neighborhood is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the United States. The neighborhood, located within the East Lakeview community, has profoundly affected the cultural fabric of Chicago with the Center on Halsted, a distinguished community center that welcomes over 1000 people per day.  Read more
Bridgeport
Bridgeport
Bridgeport is a working-class neighborhood on Chicago’s near South Side and, as the birthplace and home to five Chicago mayors, a reputed hotbed for city politics. In addition to its homegrown civic leaders, the neighborhood also claims the Chicago White Sox, one of Major League Baseball’s oldest franchises. Read more
Bronzeville
Bronzeville
Bronzeville’s 20th century resurgence, which rivaled the Harlem Renaissance, is responsible for tremendous cultural and social advances. Pulitzer Prize recipient Gwendolyn Brooks, civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, and legendary musician Louis Armstrong were profoundly responsible for the area’s development and subsequent cultural crusade, which included advances in civil rights, jazz, blues and gospel music.  Read more
Chinatown
Chinatown
With more than 65,000 Chinese residents, Chicago’s Chinatown is one of the largest neighborhoods of its kind in the United States. Located on the city’s near South Side, the vibrant and energetic culture is reflected in the area’s many specialty shops, authentic cultural cuisine and signature landmarks, like Ping Tom Memorial Park and a Buddhist Temple. Read more
Edgewater
Edgewater
Edgewater, as the name would imply, hugs the shores of Lake Michigan some seven miles north of downtown Chicago. Famous for its expansive beaches and sprawling park space, this neighborhood boasts an eclectic mix of urban gains and natural beauty. When strolling through Edgewater, expect to find families, a crowd of illustrious city landmarks and some of the Midwest’s best antique shopping. Read more
Gold Coast
Gold Coast
With streets that are lined with historic mansions and specialty boutiques, the Gold Coast is an intensely popular area for residents and visitors. A day of shopping on Oak Street becomes a night of revelry on the neighborhood’s fabled Rush Street. Amongst the prestigious hotels and celebrated eateries, you will find a trove of booming nightlife hot spots and high-energy events. Treat yourself to the Gold Coast, you deserve it.  Read more
Humboldt Park
Humboldt Park
Affixed with two enormous, metal Puerto Rican flags that measure almost 60 feet in height, Humboldt Park is rooted in a proud Latino tradition. With streets that are decorated in vibrant murals and air that smells of carne guisada, Humboldt Park is a Caribbean escape shrouded in urban charm. Read more
Hyde Park
Hyde Park
In 1893 Hyde Park hosted the Chicago’s World Fair (known as the Columbian Exposition) which, among other things, introduced the United States to electricity and the Ferris wheel. The event was so grand that it required more than 600 acres of space, the construction of 200 buildings and welcomed close to 30 million people. More than 120 years later, the area is still a profound hinge point of historical and social importance in Chicago. Read more
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