Chicago Relocation

Chicago Neighborhoods – Wrigleyville

July 31, 2010

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From our dear Maija – For me Wrigleyville equaled sports —  but then I actually got to know the neighborhood. We all know the Wrigley Field, home for the Cubs, but I’m happy to say Wrigleyville is so much more than just that.

Only about 15 minute drive north from the Loop and you’ll reach the Wrigleyville’s restaurant repertory that is out of this world. It includes virtually everything from ”the basic international cuisine” such as Italian, Spanish and Thai food (Cozy Noodle & Rice, definitely worth of a try) to more extreme and unusual choices like Ethiopian cuisine. Pretty diverse, right? In addition to the area’s culinary reputation it is also a neighborhood known for its live music (you might want to try Metro on N Clark St). Walking down the streets of Wrigleyville is an excellent place to hear both indie and jazz – and everything in between. Wrigleyville is not too known for its shopportunities but if you’re looking for something to wear at the game (i.e. anything that says Cubs) it’s the top place to shop.

Due to the large variety of Wrigleyville’s activities (theatres, sports, beaches, clubs…), it’s a place favored by young professionals, many of them with families. The residential area in Wrigleyville reminds me quite a bit of its southern neighbor Lakeview’s housing; pretty tree-lined streets filled with cozy townhouses close to parks and a walking distance to beaches.

Wrigleyville has a huge number of clubs and bars (esp. sport ones) which are packed especially if there’s a big game going. Bars around Wrigley Field are a known place to hang out pre- and post games… If you are looking to experience the real Wrigleyville and its festive repute, hit the bar by Wrigley Field (for example The Cubby Bear) on a game night and feel the spirit.



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