When you are talking about classic Chicago, it does not get any better than Wrigleyville. The area is named after the iconic Chicago Cubs baseball team that has played at Wrigley Field since 1914. Unfortunately, the Cubs have never won a World Series in this amazing structure.
However, the area is, by no means, a loser. Wrigleyville is one of the liveliest and interesting parts of the entire city.
From John Barleycorn and the Cubby Bear to the great restaurants that surround Wrigley, this is a great place to live if you enjoy a good time. During the summer it feels as if there is a game going on every day. Traffic gets a little heavy, but the Brown and Red Line that goes through the area is a quick and easy way to get into downtown in about 5-10 minutes.
The housing prices in this area are a bit steep because the area is so highly prized by Cubs fans who want to live close to their perennially losing team year after year. That being said the condos and homes in the area are top of the line, so people can get their money’s worth from the investment.
Additionally, since this is a smaller neighborhood than the larger East and West Lakeview, it is a more prized area to own property.
This area is one Cubs World Series pennant away from being the best neighborhood in Chicago. In the meantime, you have the “Lovable Losers” and their fans to keep you company on a warm Chicago night as you eat at one of the many beer gardens in the area.