Sauganash is a neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side. The Sauganash neighborhood is bordered by Interstate 94 (The Edens Expressway) to the west, Bryn Mawr Avenue and LaBaugh Woods to the south, Rogers Avenue and Pulaski Road to the east, and Devon Avenue to the north.
This neighborhood has a long and varied history. At the turn of the 20th century, it was referred to as Smokey Hollow because of the large concentration of factories and forges. Since then, the area has gone through a number of other names including Little Sicily, due to the burgeoning Italian population, and Cabrini-Green because of the housing projects that were built there in the 1940s.
Gold Coast grew from the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire in the late 1800s and is currently home to roughly 66,000 residents. This lakefront neighborhood is considered to be one of the wealthiest in the U.S. and derives its name from the status of some of its earlier residents, including Cyrus McCormick and Potter Palmer. Gold Coast is roughly defined by North Boulevard to the North, Sandburg Terrace to the West, Oak Street to the South, and Lake Shore Drive to the East.
This neighborhood has evolved from a meat-packing and warehouse district, to a host for University of Illinois Chicago students, to a culinary destination and and tech hub.
Bucktown is a thriving neighborhood with a vibrant arts and culture scene. Technically a part of the larger Logan Square area, Bucktown is a sub-neighborhood at the eastern end of Logan Square. Western Avenue, the Kennedy Espressway and North Avenue are often considered to define the boundaries of this triangle-shaped neighborhood. Bucktown and its southern neighbor Wicker Park are often grouped together and referred to as the Bucktown/Wicker Park area.
Avondale is a neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side, north of Logan Square and south of the Irving Park neighborhood. It is west of Lakeview and directly west of Lakeview’s Roscoe Village. It includes the areas that are sometimes referred to as Belmont Gardens, Polish Village and Kosciuszko Park.