Tag: Neighborhoods

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West Loop evolves while retaining its character

West Loop evolves while retaining its character

Real estate development in the West Loop has seen a dramatic shift within the past two years. An oversupply of 1- and 2- bedroom units has been ab ...
The West Loop is in the news

The West Loop is in the news

Earlier this year we wondered whether the West Loop is the next hot neighborhood, and outlined some of the reasons it appeared poised for take-off ...

Immigration and Chicago neighborhoods

"This city is really defined by a south and a north. And they are two different worlds," says playwright Luis Alfaro in the video. Actress Char ...
Will the South and West sides take Chicago down?

Will the South and West sides take Chicago down?

Five years ago we were writing about some of the larger projects that promised to inject new life into parts of Chicago's South Side. In the inter ...
Is Chicago Avenue in River North the next hot neighborhood?

Is Chicago Avenue in River North the next hot neighborhood?

The "next hot neighborhood" is an occasional topic of intense speculation among real estate investors and home buyers. Buzz Ruttenberg and Alan ...
Innovative rowhomes at Backyard Andersonville

Innovative rowhomes at Backyard Andersonville

Backyard Andersonville is unusual in a number of respects. The development's 23 rowhomes are on a large site that belies its Clark Street addr ...
Chicago’s most authoritative neighborhood boundary descriptions

Chicago’s most authoritative neighborhood boundary descriptions

If you spend much time searching for real estate in Chicago, or reading about it at local websites, you'll see that confusion over neighborhood bo ...
Why Christine Hancock loves Chicago’s West Loop

Why Christine Hancock loves Chicago’s West Loop

The past few years have seen a quiet accumulation of infrastructure improvements, retail, commercial and office projects, and plans for new reside ...
ABC 7 visits Jefferson Park

ABC 7 visits Jefferson Park

ABC Channel 7 recently visited Jefferson Park and broadcast the above video overview. In many ways, Jefferson Park hasn’t changed since our now-de ...
Neighborhood Treasure, West Humboldt Park

Neighborhood Treasure, West Humboldt Park

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago is "a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthenin ...
Keeping watch on Ukrainian Village and East Village

Keeping watch on Ukrainian Village and East Village

With the recent demise of EveryBlock, Facebook is becoming a more active venue for sharing neighborhood information. Check out the very active ...
Accurate Chicago neighborhood maps and boundaries

Accurate Chicago neighborhood maps and boundaries

As the rental season heats up, a lot of Chicago newcomers, and long-time residents alike, are encountering unfamiliar neighborhood names, and are ...
If the Grand Avenue Corridor exists, where is it?

If the Grand Avenue Corridor exists, where is it?

If you do a Google search for the Chicago neighborhood that TimeOut calls the Grand Avenue Corridor you won't find many results. And you won't fin ...
Where does Wicker Park end and Bucktown begin?

Where does Wicker Park end and Bucktown begin?

The headline question is posed at Bucktown – Wicker Park Patch: The boundaries between Chicago's neighborhoods can be difficult to define, and ...
Arizona is almost in Indiana

Arizona is almost in Indiana

Arizona is one of Hegewisch's sub-neighborhooods, and Hegewisch is at the far southeast corner of the city, bordering Indiana. More than six ye ...
Are you ready for Humboldt Park?

Are you ready for Humboldt Park?

The blocks just south of North Avenue east of the park in Humboldt Park have seen a great deal of new construction activity in the past ten years, ...
A Wilmette teardown trio

A Wilmette teardown trio

Wilmette no longer makes available an online list of demolition permits, so I don't have accurate data about the current pace of teardowns in the ...
What’s up with Rogers Park at EveryBlock?

What’s up with Rogers Park at EveryBlock?

What's not up, apparently, is the tone of the discussions about Rogers Park that take place at EveryBlock, and that has led to cries of censorship ...
A map of Chicago’s no-go zones?

A map of Chicago’s no-go zones?

If you're risk-averse, and especially if you have children, the odds are that you'd rather not move to a Chicago neighborhood where gangs have an acti ...
A note on Chicago neighborhood names and boundaries

A note on Chicago neighborhood names and boundaries

Chicago has hundreds of neighborhoods. Chicagoans often identify fiercely with their neighborhood, and consider it a part of their identity. Ne ...
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