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Chicago neighborhoods

Chicago has always been a city of neighborhoods. We have 77 distinct communities that represent a diverse array of cultures, people, and experiences. You can visit an authentic taqueria in Pilsen, sip a cocktail in an Uptown jazz club, or explore the historic Pullman community. No matter where you go, there’s something new to see and do around every corner in this vibrant city.

Discover your own #ChicagoNeighborhoodGems.


Discover Chicago Neighborhoods

Lincoln Park
Lincoln Park

One of the city’s most picturesque areas, you’ll find boutiques, museums, dining, a zoo, and plenty of waterfront.


Home to one of Chicago’s largest LGBTQ+ communities, this charming community is full of pride and a shop local ethos.

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Old Town

Here you can find a legendary improv theatre, some of the city’s hottest bars, and loads of charm.

DuSable Museum
Washington Park / Woodlawn

These neighboring historic communities offer abundant green space, public artwork, and a thriving cultural legacy.


Discover historic homes and stunning architectural gems around every corner.


Explore vibrant street art, a diverse food scene, and a wealth of Mexican culture.

Live performance on a Chicago stage
River North

An urban nightlife mecca with plenty of dining and jaw-dropping architecture.


The city’s first National Monument is a must-see experience for history and architecture buffs.


This hidden gem has strong Irish roots, and an impressive display of residential architecture.

Carousel on Navy Pier

Soak in all the big city buzz in this dynamic neighborhood nestled near the lakefront’s Navy Pier.


The Austin community is home to a diverse collection of historic homes and green spaces that will impress any architecture buff.

Chicago Alfresco Chatham

Why we love it Chatham is a friendly neighborhood filled with rich African American history, distinctive architecture, Black arts and culture, and a culinary corridor…

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Home to the Chicago White Sox, this neighborhood has a burgeoning arts scene and excellent dining options.

South Loop Chicago
South Loop

Feast your eyes on massive murals, absorb fascinating history, and wander an iconic lakefront park.

Irving Park
Irving Park

Classic Chicago architecture, a craft cider house, and a boundary-pushing local theatre are just a few of its attractions.

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Jefferson Park

Home to ​​authentic Eastern European eats, you’ll also find the country’s largest Polish festival here.

A brewery in the Ravenswood neighborhood

Home to Malt Row, this neighborhood is a magnet for cool craft breweries and taprooms.

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Explore a living monument to African American history in the city’s “Black Metropolis.”

Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center
South Shore

Here you’ll find a spacious beach, historic cultural center, and a one-of-a-kind arts hub.

A residential street with bungalows
Belmont Cragin

This close-knit neighborhood is home to loads of Hispanic culture and a burgeoning arts community.

Old Main Chicago North Park University entrance
North Park

This quaint neighborhood has a sprawling natural area and offers a taste of its Swedish heritage.


Come for the baseball at historic Wrigley Field, stay for the bustling bars and restaurants.

Logan Square
Logan Square

Perennially hip, this artsy neighborhood is a go-to for cool nightlife, dining, breweries, and live music.


Home to locally loved events and restaurants, Englewood is known as a long-time hub for Black music and culture.

Garfield Park Conservatory
Garfield Park

A natural lover’s paradise, the namesake park holds a stunning botanical conservatory.


This city center is home to some of Chicago’s most iconic attractions and architecture.

Sidewalk and businesses in Portage Park
Portage Park

Heaps of history, a vintage theatre, and lots of green space are just a few of its finer points.

Rogers Park
Rogers Park

This diverse lakefront enclave has a cutting-edge theatre community.

Northalsted (Boystown)
Northalsted (Boystown)

The country’s oldest LGBTQ+ neighborhood is still one of the most vibrant spots in town.


Roseland is home to beloved local businesses and bordered by sprawling outdoor spaces.

Lincoln Square

Explore the modern charm of this quaint neighborhood’s many local shops and restaurants.


This high-energy area is known for entertainment, shopping, and its lakefront locale.

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West Ridge

Travel the world in just a few blocks in this global melting pot of culture and cuisine.

Humboldt Park
Humboldt Park

Immerse yourself in natural beauty, colorful murals, and Puerto Rican culture.


This waterfront neighborhood attracts its fair share of antique shoppers and theatre lovers.

West Loop
West Loop

Former warehouses now house the city’s most buzzed-about dining scene.

Gold Coast
Gold Coast

Here you’ll find a luxe haven for designer showrooms and chic restaurants.

Hype Park
Hyde Park

This cultural hub is home to globally renowned museums and popular parks and beaches.

Revolution Tap Room in Avondale

Find under-the-radar eateries, a cool tiki bar, storefront theatre, and a casual vibe.

North Center
North Center

If you want a fringe theatre scene, cool boutiques, and locally loved bars, look no further.

West Town
West Town

Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of cool taprooms, trending restaurants, and Ukrainian culture.

Restaurant and bar in Roscoe Village
Roscoe Village

A village within a city, you’ll feel right at home amid cozy cafes and cute shops.

Little Village in Chicago
Little Village

This neighborhood is home to one of the country’s largest Mexican American communities, with plenty of authentic culture and cuisine.

Wicker Park / Bucktown
Wicker Park / Bucktown

Cool boutiques, eye-catching street art, and a lively bar scene are just a few of this neighborhood’s attractions.

Green Mill

This historic hot spot is known for dynamic entertainment and nightlife, with a thriving cultural corridor.

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