EXPLORE CHICAGO’S EAST VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD
Nested within the West Town Community area, you can find the small neighborhood of East Village. Bordered within Division, Chicago, Ashland, and Damen Avenues is a picturesque Chicago neighborhood. Taking a stroll through the area gives you a glimpse of what Chicago looked like before high rises and modern development spread. No need to worry about East Village losing its historic charm; city officials designated East Village a Chicago Landmark and the National Register of Historic Places granted the district discontinuous landmark status in 2009– a nod to the architectural influence the neighborhood’s cottage-style buildings (constructed at the turn of the 19th century) had on the city’s overarching style.
The CTA Blue Line Division station at the northeast corner of the neighborhood make it an easy pick for downtown commuters. The small neighborhood is host to an active community organization and a surprising array of businesses that cater to the needs of the residents. The numerous cafes, restaurants and bars make it a popular location for young professionals and hipsters alike.