It also has you covered when it comes to housing options. In addition to good food and lively nightlife venues, Greektown also features the , where you can learn more about Greek culture. Aside from the South Loop, Hyde Park is one of the most popular South Side neighborhoods among visitors. The area's hotels, on the other hand, are not nearly as glamorous as its arts and dining scene. For additional questions on ordering or viewing maps, please contact: Office of Finance and Administration Bureau of Business Services. A , separating the watershed from that of the and , runs through the Chicago area.
Census, poverty rates of the largest counties from least poverty to most are as follows: McHenry 3. Map Ordering To order hard copies of Illinois Official Highway or Bicycle Maps please complete a form using Internet Explorer. River North is also a gathering spot for foodies: Restaurants here serve everything from raw oysters to Spanish tapas to barbecue ribs. Given that the convention center can be found here, South Loop hotels including the and cater to business travelers. As a result, this South Side neighborhood experienced a cultural boom similar to the Harlem Renaissance, with such legendary people as civil rights activist Ida B.
It comprised the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will, along with Lake County in. Downtown Chicago is at the far left by the lake in the photo. It's here that you'll find the largest chunk of and the city's Museum Campus, where , and the Adler Planetarium reside. However, lodging is limited here, so consider staying in the Loop and crossing the river when you want to visit. Extending north from the Loop is the Streeterville area of the Near North Side and The Magnificent Mile, a stretch of Michigan Avenue the main downtown thoroughfare lined with large department stores and luxury retailers. Michigan Avenue continues north along the lake into the Gold Coast neighborhood. And yes, home payments are generally a bit more expensive here than in most Chicago suburbs, but just look at the homes that money is paying for.
Later U of C president was central to the movement, and programs of arising from that legacy can be found today at the U of C, at , and in the and in the Northwest suburbs. Once a hot bed for Prohibition-era crime, the South Side has long played the backdrop to gang violence and crime. The population density was 1,318 per square mile. But there are also several boutique properties to choose from and a smattering of more affordable accommodation options. Chicago's West Side is a cultural melting pot, housing Greek, Mexican and Puerto Rican communities, among others. Aurora, Elgin, Joliet, and Naperville are noteworthy for being four of the few outside the , and regions, and ranked as the fastest-growing county among counties with a population greater than 10,000 in the United States between the years 2000 and 2007.
The Tribune was the dominant newspaper in a vast area stretching to the west of the city, and that was closely tied to the metropolis by rail lines and commercial links. Archived from on July 15, 2011. Located along the Lake Michigan shoreline, Edgewater draws Chicago's resident beach lovers to its vast stretches of sand. Although many hotels in this area are designed for business travelers, families and budget-minded visitors will find a few options here that will suit their needs. Also known as University Village because of its proximity to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, Little Italy is the place to go for a plate of pasta or a slice of pie. Accessible via all L lines.
Even further west is the trendy Printer's Row area, where boutique shops and small theaters rub elbows with a cornucopia of restaurants, bars and live music venues. If you are looking for lower price tags or to enjoy the city's nightlife, consider bedding down north of the Loop since this area is generally quiet after dark. Lakeview Accessible via the Brown, Purple and Red lines' Belmont L stop, the Red Line's Addison and Sheridan subway stations, the Brown and Purple lines' Diversey and Wellington stops and the Brown Line's Southport and Paulina metro stations. The Uptown neighborhood just north of Lakeview was Chicago's go-to spot for debauchery during the '20s and '30s. Uptown and Andersonville Accessible via the Red and Purple lines' Wilson L stop and the Red Line's Lawrence and Argyle subway stations. But leisure travelers and families will find several independent properties and budget-friendly options here as well.
For example, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, East Village, and Noble Square are all neighborhoods contained within the West Town community area. Referred to as Pilsen by locals, this part of town has long acted as a haven for immigrant communities. Sitting west of Lincoln Park, this part of town is Chicago's creative epicenter; the Wicker Park and Bucktown districts teem with art galleries, many of which are located in the Flat Iron Arts Building on North Milwaukee Avenue. Now, all of the neighborhood's factories and warehouses accommodate innovative gallery spaces, art studios and trade showrooms. You'll also find interesting zodiac-influenced art throughout Chinatown Square, a plaza surrounded by restaurants and boutiques. See the Map Ordering section below for more information on ordering maps. Located across the Chicago River from the northwest corner of the Loop and directly west of The Magnificent Mile , the River North district was once a thriving industrial area.
There are also 22 parks, a community center, a fitness center with an indoor lap pool, tennis courts, outdoor pools, a golf course, a gymnastics center… Really, aside from a giant pool filled with candy, this place pretty much has your kids covered. But parts of this neighborhood are experiencing a renaissance: Now, some South Side areas house growing residential neighborhoods. Official Highway paper maps are also available by order. Smallest gap indicates the shortest distance between the given urban area or cluster and the Chicago urban area. Chinatown Accessible via the Red Line's Cermak-Chinatown L stop and the Green Line's Cermak-McCormick Place subway station. We've designed this Chicago tourist map to be easy to print out.