The neighborly sign on 95th Street reads "Welcome to Beverly Hills." What it doesn't say is that this particular neighborhood-commonly referred to simply as Beverly-is home to Chicago's only hills, an Irish castle, legendary burgers and one-of-a-kind ice cream cones.
Originally built by English engineers as an exclusive streetcar suburb, the landscape is dotted with a variety of older housing, from ridge-top mansions to bungalows. It has become one of the most racially and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the city and considered one of the best.
Here are some not-to-be-missed Beverly neighborhood pleasures.
Top Notch Beefburgers, 2116 W. 95th St., has been cooking really good burgers since 1942 using fresh beef ground in-house daily. This is a friendly, no-frills neighborhood burger joint with lots of seating. The service is fast and friendly. We suggest the ¼ pounder with fries or onion rings.