Peppered with bars and eateries around Wrigley Field, this slice of Lakeview fuels younger crowds as well as “college kids-at-heart.”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.
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 a public park and lakefront activities.
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 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
$143,000 to $2,790,000
Median Sale Price:
Average $ per sq ft:
Association Fee Ranges:
$0 to $405/mo, $0
550 to 6025 Sq. Ft.
Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
$179,000 to $2,149,000
0 to 6 Bedrooms
1 to 7 Bathrooms
1890 to 2022
Students and post-college professionals tend to reside within this sub-sect of Lakeview because it boasts more affordable rents, a relatively quick train or bike ride to campus and the Loop, and substantial nightlife activity. Close to some of the best schools on the city’s north side, it’s also a desirable area for homebuyers with children.
WHAT TO EXPECT
College students and young professionals as well as families.
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 boot camp classes during the week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even Chicago locals struggle to find their way around Wrigleyville, especially on game days. Fans traveling to Wrigley Field this baseball season will find the CTA to be a convenient and affordable mode of transportation. Whether you want to see a Cubs game or visit some of the city's best museums and galleries, hiring a chauffeur with a vehicle can make the experience much more enjoyable.
Wrigleyville is known for more than just bar hopping and Cubs games; it also hosts an annual neighborhood festival complete with food, beer, and live music. The kids can play in the kid zone, which includes a moon bounce and a slide. Best of all, proceeds will go to Resurrection Lutheran Church, RLC Preschool, Lakeview Pantry, and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Each of the three partners will receive 10% of the proceeds, with Resurrection Lutheran Church receiving 70%.