Welcome to Wrigleyville

A lively, pocketed community within the greater Lakeview neighborhood and home to Wrigley Field, Wrigleyville is as dedicated to the lifestyle of twenty-somethings and families as it is to die-hard Cubs fans.

Key Details

Attributes

nightlife, sports, entertainment, live music, young professionals, public transit, lakefront, affordable, vintage buildings, university

LOCATED IN NORTH CHICAGO

Commute Times
The Loop 31m by train, 21m by car
Merchandise Mart 25m by train, 20m by car
Union Station 32m by train, 23m by car
Millennium Park 35m by train, 16m by car
Boundaries
East to West Fremont Street to Southport Avenue
North to South Irving Park Road to Roscoe Street
Nearby Neighborhoods Lakeview, Lincoln Park, North Center, Uptown, Bucktown, and Roscoe Village

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Wrigleyville:
Peppered with bars and eateries around Wrigley Field, this slice of Lakeview fuels younger crowds as well as “college kids-at-heart.”

With the second-oldest active major league ballpark (and beloved Chicago Cubs) at its core, Wrigleyville is a magnet for sports fans, college students, and young professionals, particularly singles who favor bar-hopping. The community also caters to families and those who share a fondness for public park and lakefront activities.

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What to expect:
A “sports and spirits” energy that can go from day to night.

It’s rarely quiet during Cubs (or Blackhawks, Bulls, or Bears) season, and Wrigleyville draws a rambunctious crowd for everything from game viewing to live music after hours. While nights and weekends attract college-age crowds from all over the city, particularly along sports bar-riddled Clark Street, new park and restaurant developments at Wrigley Field are drawing young families to movie viewings in the park, farmers markets, and free music, yoga, and bootcamp classes during the week.

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The lifestyle:
A flurry of game day and lakefront activity.

If there’s a game—day or night—the streets swell with fans looking to celebrate a Cubs win. Nowadays, families visit the Park at Wrigley for a full roster of warm weather activities on off-game days. During the downtime, picnickers, runners, joggers, walkers, bikers, rollerbladers, and even brave swimmers hit up the nearby lakefront parks and trail.

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Unexpected appeal:
Phenomenal entertainment at historic venues.

The nearby Southport Corridor area and developing retail sector cropping up around "The Friendly Confines" supply the neighborhood with shopping options during the day. But come nighttime, folks from all over are ready to hit up the neighborhood's main attractions—beer-focused bars and infamous venues like Wrigley Field, Metro, and Music Box Theatre—for premiere entertainment year-round.

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The market:
Affordable walk-ups, pricier single-family homes and condos, and a burgeoning array of high-end, mixed-use developments.

Beautiful, historic homes are scattered throughout the neighborhood, including the Alta Vista Terrace District, which was built to resemble London’s rowhouses. Lately, luxury single-family homes and new condo development construction has been fairly widespread, but there are still plenty of more affordable options within multi-unit, vintage buildings.

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You'll fall in love with:
Palpable energy and terrific access to the lake.

Wrigleyville residents live a stone’s throw away from Wrigley Field as well as Lake Michigan, providing great access to Lake Shore Drive for commutes and the shoreline trail for outdoor recreation, including Belmont Harbor sailing (or boat watching), golfing, and tennis matches. The park space and trails are perfect for solo runs or walks, family picnics, or furry friends eager to unleash some pent up energy.

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