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The neighborhood of Andersonville, Chicago is known for its Swedish roots, historic architecture, and thriving local business community. Andersonville is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood located on the North Side of Chicago. The neighborhood is bounded roughly by Ainslie to the south, Victoria to the north, Ravenswood to the west, and Magnolia to the east.

Andersonville, Chicago Real Estate

The real estate market in Andersonville, Chicago has experienced steady growth over the past few years, making it an attractive area for both buyers and renters. Housing options in Andersonville include a mix of historic single-family homes, vintage walk-up apartments, and modern condominiums. One of the factors that makes Andersonville a popular place to live is its walkability. Many residents enjoy being able to walk to local restaurants, bars, and shops. Overall, the real estate market in Andersonville is strong, with demand for housing remaining high. With its unique character and strong sense of community, Andersonville is likely to continue to be a popular place to live for years to come.

Andersonville, Chicago Neighborhood History

Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood was originally a Swedish settlement founded in the late 19th century. The neighborhood’s main commercial street, Clark Street, was once known as “Swedish Broadway” and featured numerous Swedish businesses, restaurants, and cultural institutions. During World War II, the area became a hub for German prisoners of war, who were housed in a camp that is now the site of Andersonville’s commercial center.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Andersonville underwent significant changes as many of its Swedish residents moved to the suburbs and new waves of immigrants, including refugees from Southeast Asia, began to move in. Since then, the neighborhood has become increasingly diverse, with a mix of residents from different backgrounds and cultures. Today, Andersonville is known for its vibrant community, thriving local business scene, and historic architecture.

Andersonville, Chicago Local Business Spotlight

IRPINO Real Estate’s Local Business Spotlight video series spotlights some of our favorite local businesses and organizations including this one featuring Chicago Magic Lounge.

Learn more about Andersonville, Chicago:

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

“It’s Official: Andersonville is the Coolest Neighborhood in the U.S.” — Time Out

The Wes Anderson Spirit of Andersonville — Chicago Magazine

Andersonville CTA Transit Information:

The closest train station to Andersonville is the Berwyn station on the Red Line. From there, you can walk or take a bus to Andersonville. But it is served by several bus routes, including the #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, and #92 Foster. 

Andersonville, Chicago Local Schools:

Peirce Elementary School

Senn High School

Amundsen High School

Some of our Favorite Local Shops and Restaurants:


Chicago Magic Lounge

The Guesthouse Hotel

Foursided Custom Framing & Gift Shop

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