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Named after Chicago’s famous Wrigley Field, this north side neighborhood is packed with energy, especially when the Cubs are in town. All summer long the streets are filled with local fans and out-of-towners dressed in jeans, Cubs t’s and baseball caps who flock to the field in support of their favorite baseball team. Stop by before or after a game and you’ll swear you’re walking through a giant street fair.

Despite its bustling streets with constant traffic jams and limited parking (most lots are reserved for Cubs games), Wrigleyville remains one of Chicago’s most popular residential neighborhoods. You can bet that many of its inhabitants are under the age of 30, but there are also plenty of families that live here. As you may have guessed, one of the biggest perks to owning a home in Wrigleyville is its close proximity to the field. On game days, locals barely have to leave the house to get to the bleachers.

Wrigley Field

One of the smartest things to do, especially while visiting on game days, is to seek dining advice from Wrigleyville locals, as the ballpark food has earned a reputation as some of the worst in the Major Leagues. Do yourself a favor and head to one of the neighborhood’s independent eateries instead. You’ll have to wait in line for a while, especially if you head to the popular Uncommon Ground, but you won’t care once you’re noshing on the restaurants signature sweet potato fries and prairie mac n’ cheese. If a greasy breakfast plate or pancake stacks are more your style, move it a few blocks south to Salt and Pepper Diner.

There are plenty of dining spots ranging from cheap joints to casual elegance, but Wrigleyville really shines when it comes to local watering holes. This Chicago neighborhood has almost as many pubs as it does housing and they are always jam-packed. Locals who aren’t so interested in the shoulder-to-shoulder atmosphere of the fans’ favorite bars, tend to head farther north where the bars are still bustling, but slightly less crowded.

Many residents of Wrigleyville feel like they’re living the American Dream—the neighborhood is, after all, home to our country’s favorite pastime. In fact, you can even find a few white picket fences surrounding some of the single-family detached homes. But most of the housing in this neighborhood consists of mid-rise buildings (some complete with rooftop bleachers for watching the Cubs play), modern condos and a few charming brownstones. A one or two bedroom will cost you around $370,000, but if you’ve got the time to scavenge high and low, you very well may find a place under $200,000. The more lavish condos jump in price to $650,000 or more and detached single-family homes are well over a million.

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Dining in Wrigleyville

Beat Kitchen
2100 W Belmont Ave
Cuisine: American
4004 N Southport Ave
Cuisine: American
Emerald City
2852 N Clark St
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Erwin Restaurant
2925 N Halsted St
Cuisine: American
Hungry Tomato
3109 North Halsted St
Cuisine: American
Chicago's Pizza
3114 N Lincoln
Cuisine: Pizza
Jack's on Halsted
3201 N Halsted St
Cuisine: American
Kit Kat Lounge
3700 N Halsted St
Cuisine: American
Moti Mahal
1035 W Belmont
Cuisine: Indian
Kitsch'n on Roscoe
2005 W Roscoe
Cuisine: American
Du Yee
3203 N Clark St
Cuisine: Asian
3475 N. Clark St
Cuisine: Asian
2833 N Broadway St
Cuisine: American
BD's Mongolian Barbeque
3330 N Clark St
Cuisine: Barbeque/Asian
Heaven on Seven on Clark
3478 N Clark St
Cuisine: American
Arriba Mexico
3140 N Lincoln Ave
Cuisine: Mexican
Cafe 28
1800 W Irving Park Rd
Cuisine: American
Chicago Diner
3411 N Halsted St
Cuisine: Diner
Little Bucharest
3001 N Ashland
Cuisine: European
La Creperie
2845 N Clark St Fl 1
Cuisine: French
Mr. Thai
3811 N Ashland
Cuisine: Thai
Half Shell Restaurant and Bar
676 W Diversey Pkwy
Cuisine: Seafood
Ethiopian Village
3462 N Clark St
Cuisine: Ethiopian
Always Thai
1825 W Irving Park Rd
Cuisine: Thai
Angelina's Ristorante
3561 N Broadway St
Cuisine: Italian
Fernando's Restaurant
3450 N Lincoln Ave
Cuisine: Italian
410 W. Huron St.
Cuisine: Italian
Bars & Clubs:    
Bungalow Bar & Lounge
1622 W. Belmont
Fizz Bar & Grill
3220 N. Lincoln
Lakeview Links
3206 N. Wilton
3730 N. Clark
3159 N. Southport
3258 N. Clark
3641 N. Halsted
3359 N. Halsted
Duke of Perth
2913 N. Clark
3458 N. Halsted
3354 N. Halsted
3345 N. Halsted
3201 N. Halsted
Town Hall Pub
3340 N. Halsted
954 W. Belmont

Resources in Lakeview & Wrigleyville

Illinois Masonic Medical Center
3002 N. Ashland

Illinois Masonic Hospital
2835 N. Sheffield

St. Joseph's
2913 N. Commonwealth
Post Office
3026 N. Ashland

Entertainment in Lakeview & Wrigleyville

About Face Theatre
1222 W. Wilson
Bailiwick Repertory Theater
1229 W. Belmont
Belmont Rocks
Briar & Lake Michigan
Brew & View at the Vic Theatre
3145 N. Southport
Dog Beach
Belmont Harbor (northern tip)
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport
Southport Lanes
3325 N. Southport
Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison

Shopping in Lakeview & Wrigleyville

Century Mall
2828 N. Clark
Evil Clown CDs
3418 N. Halsted
Gallimaufry Gallery
3345 N. Halsted
3457 N. Halsted
Brown Elephant Resale
3651 N. Halsted
2911 N. Broadway

Schools in Lakeview & Wrigleyville

Augustus H. Burley School
1630 W. Barry
Louis J. Agassiz School
1420 W. Grace
Horace Greeley School
832 W. Sheridan
Nathaniel Hawthorne School
3319 N. Clifton
Inter-American Magnet
919 W. Barry
St. Alphonsus School
1439 W. Wellington
James G. Blaine School
1420 W. Sheridan
St. Luke Lutheran School
1500 W. Belmont
John V. Le Moyne School
851 W. Waveland
Lakeview Academy
716 W. Addison