East Village

Chicago, Illinois


This tiny neighborhood is a residential haven, outlined by the bustling streets it shares with its neighbors. While Division Street may be known for bars and restaurants and Chicago Avenue is home to trendy nightclubs and local eateries, the less-than-a-mile stretch of streets between them are celebrated for their relative peace and quiet. The neighborhood has maintained its distinction in the West area thanks to the unique offerings of its local businesses and its proliferation of single family homes and attached condos. Sandwiched between Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, West Town, and Wicker Park, East Village is the perfect launching pad for those looking to explore the West's trendier neighborhoods while still carving out a distinct place to call home. 

Homes in East Village

Where To Live

East Village is typical of Chicago's Northwest Side neighborhoods: single-family homes line the winding side streets, while condominiums above storefronts are the norm along the main avenues (Division, Ashland, Chicago, and Damen). Throughout the neighborhood are newer construction homes that have been split into separate condominium units. Although the nightlife can be raucous along Division Avenue, it tends to be quiet and serene when you get farther into the neighborhood. If you're seeking a more active area, the main avenues are the place to be.

Price Vibes

This heavily residential neighborhood features both new construction and timeless single-family homes, with a scattering of attached condos. As such, it maintains a median sales price that is on par with that of surrounding neighborhoods West Town, Wicker Park, and Ukrainian Village. Like in these, and in even pricier Northwest neighborhoods, residents pay a premium for the peace and quiet of their residential dominion without sacrificing relative proximity to the center of the city.

Around East Village

Where To Eat

East Village hosts an abundance of culinary options. The most diverse selection of establishments is along Division Avenue. Your choices range from high-end American fare to Irish pub cuisine to Asian restaurants. It's the kind of variety where you can have a bacon cheeseburger for dinner followed by a kale cocktail nightcap. East Village's southern border, Chicago Avenue, has great cafes and a lively restaurant scene that skews towards standard American bar fare like pizza and wings.

Friday Night Fun

Catch a musical performance on Division Avenue or a gallery opening along Damen or Chicago Avenues. Have a quick bite at one of the several informal restaurants along Chicago or venture up to Division for a more upscale meal. Afterwards, bar hopping is as easy as just deciding what kind of establishment you're in the mood for, whether it's a dive bar, cocktail place, or sports bar to catch the game with friends. As the night reaches its peak, head out to the eastern part of Chicago Avenue where converted warehouses are now bustling night clubs.

The Perfect Sunday

Division and Chicago Avenues are perfect for brunch spots that range from the high end to the biscuits and gravy and a beer variety. Head out to Commercial Park or the Polonia Triangle to relax with a cup of coffee before checking out the new boutique shops along Division and the larger, more commercial stores along Ashland. On the way home enjoy a stroll through Greenhouse Garden.

Transportation Options

While there isn't an 'L' line running through the neighborhood, a Blue Line station is just across Division Avenue in Wicker Park, which is your easiest option for taking public transportation to the Downtown area. Much like everything else is East Village, the bus routes are along the perimeters of the neighborhood--you can travel east/west on Division Avenue and Chicago Avenue and north/south on Ashland Avenue and Damen Avenue. Since East Village is a relatively small neighborhood, it is easily walkable, but you will need a car to get to your office in the Loop or the newest pub in Logan Square unless you're jumping on the public transport train (figuratively and literally). Just outside the neighborhood limits, "Hipster Highway"--otherwise known as Milwaukee Avenue--cuts through Wicker Park and Noble Square. Grab a bike from the Divvy station on Augusta Boulevard and join the throng of cycling commuters making their way Downtown every day.

Living Here

Locals Love

Scenic Residential Area • Popular witn Native Chicagoans • Many Summer Patio Spots • Everchanging Restaurant Scene • Easy Access to Public Transportation

Residents Say

Living in East Village means you are at the center of some of Chicago's best neighborhoods--Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, and Wicker Park are all within walking distance and I still get to enjoy the peace and quiet of my street.
- East Village Resident

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