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East Rogers Park

As Chicago’s farthest north side neighborhood, you might expect East Rogers Park to feel more like a suburb, but this energetic area is far from it. One thing that keeps the neighborhood alive is Loyola University. The distinguished Chicago school offers 69 undergrad programs, 36 doctoral programs and pulls in over 15,000 students each year.

Thanks to its young population, East Rogers Park is home to some of the hippest Chicago hangouts. Coffee houses, vegetarian restaurants and independent bookshops are among the best of these. Head over to Ennui Café and you’ll find groups of Loyola students mixed and mingled with professors, businessmen on BlackBerries and creative types with sketchpads. The place also has a large sidewalk café where you can enjoy your java and pastries in the sun.

When you’re ready to fuel up on some hearty fare, head over to Heartland Café on Glenwood. This vegetarian restaurant, known for its loyal crowd of activists and artists, serves up heaping plates of your favorite meat-free treats. They also have cheap drinks and free concerts throughout the week.

Rogers Park

Because East Rogers Park only really started to take its present shape in the past 30 years or so, plenty of the neighborhood’s architecture is contemporary. But you’ll still find Victorians, older brick buildings and vintage courtyards intertwined with the more modern edifices. One perk of the neighborhood’s recent popularity is the establishment if its new entertainment and theatre district. Up-and-coming actors will be pleased with the array of troupes from the BoHo Theatre Company to the Raven Theatre, with plenty of show houses in between. Coinciding with the constant development of fresh and trendy businesses and residences is a healthy effort by East Rogers Park locals and organizations to renovate and preserve the historic homes. The community here also recently banned high-rise construction to protect lake views. The news is a plus for those who have already scored homes with sightlines to the water!

No matter where you live in this Chicago neighborhood, shorefront parks and beaches are not far away. The list of recreational spots is seemingly endless, but each location is as treasured as the next because the community of East Rogers Park is full of outdoor enthusiasts. Hartigan Park and Beach is a small pocket of sand that leads to the larger stretch of beach at Loyola Park. This popular lakeside hangout spans eight blocks and includes amenities like a fieldhouse, baseball diamond and basketball court. Inland neighborhood parks include Touhy Park, Pottawatomie Park and Paschen Park, which are all situated near the western edge of East Rogers Park.

Home buyers looking to purchase property in East Rogers Park, have plenty of condos, flats and single-family homes to choose from. There’s the option of the neighborhood’s more modern architecture or nestle into history with one of East Rogers Park’s rehabbed structures. Many of these residential buildings include extras like exercise equipment, tennis courts, parking and bonus storage. One bedroom condos in this north side Chicago community run around $150,000, while two and three bedroom units average in the low to mid $200,000s. Detached single-family homes can range anywhere from $350,000 to $800,000, with some reaching the millions.

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Dining in Rogers Park

Avraham's Ohel Pizza
2828 W Pratt
Cuisine: Pizza
Candlelite Restaurant
7452 N. Western
Cuisine: Italian
El Tipico Mexican Restaurant
1836 W Foster Ave
Cuisine: Mexican
6821 N. Western Ave
Cuisine: American
Gandhi Indian Restaurant
2601 W Devon Ave
Cuisine: Indian
Gulliver's Pizzeria
2727 W. Howard
Cuisine: Pizza
Jumbo House
2927 W Devon Ave
Cuisine: Asian
La Cazuela Mariscos
6922 N. Clark St.
Cuisine: Mexican
Mi Tsu Yun
3010 W Devon Ave
Cuisine: Asian
Moti Mahal Restaurant
2525 W Devon Ave
Cuisine: Indian
Pekin House Restaurant
2311 W Devon Ave
Cuisine: Asian
Sala Thai
2739 W. Touhy
Cuisine: Thai
Udupi Palace
2543 W. Devon
Cuisine: Indian
Viceroy of India
2520 W Devon Ave
Cuisine: Indian

Resources in Rogers Park

California Devon Medical Center
6420 N. California
Post Office
1723 W. Devon
7056 N. Clark
7617 N. Paulina

Entertainment in Rogers Park

Robert A. Black Golf Course
2045 W. Pratt
Rogers Park Farmer's Market
Howard & Marshfield
Village North Theaters
6746 N. Sheridan
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood
The Side Studio
1520 W. Jarvis
Schreiber Playground Park
1552 W. Schreiber
Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark
Greenview Arts Center
6418 N. Greenview
Organic Theater Company at Kathleen Mullady Memorial Theatre
1125 W. Loyola

Shopping in Rogers Park

Chicago Harley Davidson
6868 N. Western
Snoop Shop Too
2742 W. Touhy
Taj Sari Palace
2553 W. Devon
2209 W. Howard
Z'Afrique Ltd.
7156 N. California

Schools in Rogers Park

Boone Elementary School
6710 N. Washtenaw
Consolidated Hebrew High School
2828 W. Pratt
Hanna Sacks Girls High School
3021 W. Devon
Keshat Day School
2755 W. Pratt
Rogers Elementary
7345 N. Washtenaw
St. Margaret Mary School
7318 N. Oakley
St. Scholastica High School
7416 N. Ridge