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Uptown Neighborhood Profile

Uptown is a neighborhood on Chicago’s north side that sits along Lake Michigan. Its boundaries are Foster Ave. on the north, Lake Shore Drive on the east, Montrose Ave. on the south and Ravenswood Ave. to the west. Popular areas within Uptown include Sheridan Park,...

Ravenswood Neighborhood Profile

Ravenswood is a neighborhood on Chicago’s north side. The neighborhood is nestled between Montrose Avenue on the south and Foster Avenue on the north; its western border is the Chicago River, and its eastern border is Clark Street. Ravenswood is commonly associated...

The Loop Neighborhood Profile

History and Background The Loop is the downtown, and heart of commerce for the city of Chicago. It received its name for the “El” train lines that encircle it in a loop of elevated tracks. It’s home to the seat of the Cook County and Chicago governments, along with...
North Center Neighborhood Profile

North Center Neighborhood Profile

History   North Center got its name quite simply because it happened to be in the approximate center of the city’s North Side. Inhabited originally by a number of European groups, including German, Polish, Czech, Serbian, Greek, and French groups, the...
Humboldt Park Neighborhood Profile

Humboldt Park Neighborhood Profile

History   Humboldt Park is a west side neighborhood, named after the famous German explorer and scientist Alexander Von Humboldt. Chicago annexed most of the neighborhood in 1869, the year that the official park was laid out. Low cost construction was possible because...

Roscoe Village Neighborhood Profile

History Roscoe Village came into being as a neighborhood near the end of the 19th century. City developers purchased the land west of Western Ave to build what was to be the “World’s Largest Amusement Park”. The aptly named Riverview Park opened for...