Chicago is always called a city of neighborhoods, and it is so true. We love how each pocket of this big city can still feel like a cozy community with it's own unique restuarants, shops, playgrounds and more. Here are some of our favorite picks from neighborhoods around the city to help your family explore.
Wicker Park is known for its world-class restaurants and trendy
nightlife. But it is a very different scene by day. Parents push
strollers to the park. Kids ride bikes up and down the sidewalks.
Families take advantage of all that this neighborhood has to offer.
Wicker Park is relatively small, making it an ideal neighborhood
for a strolling tour.
The boundaries of Wicker Park are North Avenue to the north,
Division Street to the south, Ashland to the east and Western
Avenue to the west. Within those boundaries, there are many
wonderful spots for families to play, eat, shop and explore.
Roscoe Village has a reputation as prime real
estate for young families, which also means it's a retail mecca for
anyone with kids. The L-shaped stretch of Roscoe Street and Belmont
Avenue makes for a walkable day of shopping, fun for parents and
little ones alike. Here are some spots to hit. Check the last slide
for a map to see just how walkable the village is.
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