The Rogers Park neighborhood is one of the most diverse in the country, with over 70 nationalities and a wide range of ethnic restaurants and culture. It is also home to Loyola University, one of the nation's largest Jesuit Catholic universities, giving the east side of the community a college town feel. It is also one of the more affordable places to live in Chicago, which is noteworthy given its proximity to Lake Michigan's shores.
The Loop by train, by car
Merchandise Mart by train, by car
Union Station by train, by car
Millennium Park by train, by car
East to West -Lake Michigan to Ridge Boulevard
North to South -Evanston along Juneway Terrace and Howard Street to Edgewater
Nearby Neighborhoods - Edgewater, Little India,
$65,000 to $835,000
Median Sale Price:
Average $ per sq ft:
Association Fee Ranges:
$0 to $290, $0 to $803/mo
1 to 4000 Sq. Ft.
Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
$94,300 to $885,000
0 to 6 Bedrooms
1 to 5 Bathrooms
1885 to 2021
Today the community is populated by families with kids, young professionals, college students and active seniors while boasting a broad economic and political diversity.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Families with children, young professionals, college students, and active seniors make up the population.
An easy place to call home for many.
Rogers Park's affordability and proximity to Loyola University give it a creative vibe that complements the neighborhood's long-standing residents who have lived there for generations. The neighborhood's unrelenting dynamism makes it difficult to categorize its residents, making it an appealing place to live for many. The Loyola University campus is in the southeast corner of the neighborhood, where you'll find academic facilities and event spaces with interesting architecture.
A dynamic scene for all kinds of performances.
Rogers Park's creative community fosters a vibrant environment for all types of performances. On weekends, you'll find a variety of theaters throughout the neighborhood hosting live music, comedy, and drama. Locals frequent the pubs on Sheridan Avenue, Clark Street, and Morse Avenue for bar hopping.
One of the most eclectic areas in the city.
Attracting both locals and visitors from all over. Despite its proximity to Downtown Chicago, the neighborhood's distance from the city center lends it a "hidden gem" quality that makes it a popular destination among locals from throughout the city. The beaches in Rogers Park are less crowded, housing is less expensive, and amazing restaurants do not require reservations.
Wide variety of price ranges and home types, including everything from expansive single-family homes to economical one-bedroom condominium units.
Being one of the more reasonably priced neighborhoods in Chicago, both for rental and purchase, you would be hard pressed to find a community anywhere along the Great Lakes, let alone in Chicago, that is so affordable along such a beautiful and tranquil shoreline.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
With one of the most dog-friendly communities around.
A walk through its largest beachfront park, Loyola Park, on any given day will undoubtedly result in hearing multiple languages spoken, musicians, playing, parents strolling alongside their children, or a simple encounter with dozens upon dozens of residents out walking their dogs. In fact, many of canine caretakers refer to the area as “Doggie Heaven”
The Red Line runs through the heart of the neighborhood, carrying you north to nearby Evanston or south to your Downtown office and beyond. For a faster commute, the neighborhood's namesake Metra station will take you in about a half hour to the Ogilvie Transportation Center in the West Loop. North/south bus routes run along Sheridan Road and Clark Street, while east/west routes run along Howard Street, Lunt Avenue, Morse Avenue, Pratt Boulevard, and Devon Avenue. The abundance of public transportation options makes it easy to navigate the surrounding areas, reducing the need for a car. If driving is more your style, there is plenty of parking in this area and you should be safe from too much traffic during rush hour.
Rogers Park Music & Art Fest
The Rogers Park Music & Art Fest honors current and former residents of the Rogers Park neighborhood. Rogers Park is known for its ethnic diversity as well as its bohemian artistry. This neighborhood, which is located between Northwestern University and Loyola University and is a popular destination for new immigrants, has been home to many talented artists.