Andersonville is one of Chicago’s northern neighborhoods. Originally settled by Swedish immigrants, the community retains a Nordic feel and several Swedish bakeries continue to serve traditional delicacies alongside some of the trendiest new restaurants in town.
Andersonville is a very popular community with a lovely, independently-owned, business district. This Chicago neighborhood runs about six blocks north and south along Clark Street from Lawrence to almost Hollywood.
Sunday brunch is like a holiday in Andersonville with the streets teeming with folks lined up for their favorites, be it Swedish or American or even Adriatic. If you happen to miss brunch, delve into an order of mussels from the famed, Belgian-inspired tavern nearby.
In addition to the weekly Brunch Holiday, Andersonville hosts a number of festivals year round from a Wine Walk to Midsommarfest to the St Lucia Festival of Lights. There’s ALWAYS something going on in Andersonville.
Housing in Andersonville is a mix of old stone and brick two, three, and six level flats, and a few newer mid-rise buildings. Some older homes have been torn down to make way for modern replacements, while others have been lovingly rehabbed.
Prices are fair for what you get, and inventory is often tight in this popular area nestled between Lake Michigan and the Ravenswood Metra line. A new station “coming soon” at Peterson will be a boon for Andersonville making the trip downtown even easier for area residents.
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