Welcome to Andersonville. It’s one of Chicago’s most desirable locations, and it’s not hard to see why.
Take a stroll up and down the neighborhood and you’ll find a little bit of everything—local shopping, great restaurants, some of the best beer bars in the city, and a friendly community that always seems to have something new for you to try.
Nestled between Ravenswood and the Edgewater, Andersonville is centered around Clark street from Foster all the way up to Victoria, with plenty of easy neighborhood parking throughout.
Though El stations for both the Brown and Red Lines are a bit of a walk away, there’s easy access to heavily trafficked roads like Clark and Ashland where you can easily grab a cab, as well as great access to bus routes running up and down the neighborhood.
As one of Chicago most LGBTQ friendly neighborhoods, you’ll find a progressive atmosphere with an older demographic than most other Chicago neighborhoods.
Still, that doesn’t mean this neighborhood isn’t lively. With bars and restaurants catering to a hip crowd looking for a quieter, “sit-down” atmosphere than many other Chicago after-hours scenes, Andersonville residents have plenty of discretionary income to spend on higher end dives and neighborhood bars, as well as more expensive dinner and entertainment.
From the amazingly distinctive to the surprisingly off-beat, Andersonville invites you to experience something unique at every turn.
Walking through Andersonville, it’s clear this north side neighborhood offers something to its residents at every turn. Stop in to La Columbe for a cup of locally brewed coffee. Grab a beer and some dinner at Hop Leaf, one of Chicago’s premier craft beer bars. Shop locally at great vintage stores. Stop in to the Swedish American Museum for a family-friendly way to learn about Chicago’s rich history.
One of the cultural gems of Andersonville is the Neo-Futurists—a theatre company with the longest running, and among the most critically-acclaimed show in Chicago: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Each performance, the Neo-Futurist cast attempts to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes—with subjects ranging from the hilarious, to the thought-provoking, to the sincere.
PLUS! Tickets range from $2 – $12, so it’s a great, cheap way to get out and experience the culture of Andersonville.
Though the culture, shopping, food, and bar scene all make Andersonville great, the best part of Andersonville is its atmosphere. It’s safe, it’s walkable, and with great property options at almost any budget, you’ll begin to wonder why anyone lives anywhere else!