Wrigleyville

Wrigleyville

Chicago, Illinois Homes for Sale

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About Wrigleyville

Cubs win! Wrigley Field is the heart of Wrigleyville, which should come as no surprise — it’s where the neighborhood gets its name, after all. Equally as lively as the baseball games are the raucous parties that take place within the many bars of Clark Street. Wrigleyville is quite notorious for its non-stop revelry, whether or not the Cubs are playing — and whether or not they win. If you’re looking for this type of 24-hour entertainment, this is the neighborhood for you.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $179,000 to $2,149,000

Closed Prices: $143,000 to $2,790,000

Median Sale Price: $540,000

Average $ per sq ft: $308

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $405/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1890 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 550 to 6025 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms

Getting Around Wrigleyville

Around Wrigleyville

If you want to live in the thick of the action, you may have trouble finding a home in the largely commercial area around the stadium. However, the highly coveted and luxurious condos in this prime location do occasionally become available. You’ll find that row homes and duplexes abound on Sheffield, Addison, and the many side streets that branch out from the main drag. Despite the commotion along Clark Street, there are many peaceful pockets in the neighborhood where you can find a quiet home.

Clark Street is the heart of Wrigleyville, and on it you’ll find most of the neighborhood’s culinary draws. With so many visitors in the neighborhood for the ballpark, you’ll find lots of casual fare — grilled food, pizza, and tasty appetizers as well as places tailored to the late-night crowds and their cravings. Of course, every neighborhood has its hidden gems. One of Wrigleyville’s is Tango Sur, a Latin American steakhouse serving Argentinean delicacies by candlelight.

Wrigleyville draws a regular stream of tourists who make the trek to see Wrigley Field every year. They’ll gather at the corner of Clark and Addison, where the stadium’s famous marquee shines in bright red. On game days, people in Cubs jerseys and tees flood from the Addison Red Line station and fill the bars around the stadium, too. During the offseason, you’ll see a younger crowd shuttling from bar to bar into the wee hours.

It’s always a party in Wrigleyville, even on the bitterest of cold Chicago nights. Any Friday will see lines out of the doors of the bars and clubs that line Clark Street. While many of these places bump loud music and serve beers and well drinks to packed crowds, you can find more intimate hideouts with less people and more ambience. There are also several spots to sneak into for live music, a round of darts, or a game of pool. When you’d like to skip the bars altogether, the Music Box Theatre on Wrigleyville’s western edge regularly shows a selection of foreign, independent, and classic films that you won’t find anywhere else in the city.

After a Saturday night on the town, you’ll probably want to kick off your Sunday with brunch somewhere along Clark Street, where the bars are very much in tune with their customers’ Sunday morning needs. An omelet and a hair-of-the-dog beverage will have you feeling in tip-top shape again so that you can head to Wrigley Field and cheer on the Cubs from the stands of this historic, well-loved ballpark. Hopefully a local Chicago celebrity like Vince Vaughn will be on hand to sing the stadium’s favorite tune, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”

Locals Love

  • Lively nightlife scene
  • Closeness to Wrigley Field games and concerts
  • Access to Red Line trains and CTA buses

Locals Don't Love

  • Limited parking during Cubs games and beyond
  • For some, the street noise
  • Crowded CTA trains and buses surrounding Cubs games

Neighborhood Reviews

2 Reviews
4.5

Right in the Middle of it All

Samantha R
Wrigleyville has a bit of a reputation for being rowdy, which it is, but I loved living here. If you can get past the crowds of Cubs fans dominating the streets and bars during baseball season, it's a great place to live. It's centrally located to multiple grocery stores, dozens of bars and restaurants, and it's right off the red line which gives you an easy way to get almost anywhere else within city limits. And because it attracts a slightly younger crowd, housing tends to be more affordable. Also, El Burrito Mexicano has the best nachos around, which gives the whole area a boost.

Fun place in moderation

Ned W
I lived in wrigleyville in my 20's and had a blast. So much to do, and it's crazy during cubs games. A little too crazy. Now that I'm older, I appreciate visiting as much as I enjoy leaving the neighborhood. Lots of fun in moderation. Parking can be challenging.
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