The A’s have it—when it comes to Chicago neighborhoods

Moving to Chicago neighborhoods starting with letter A

Chicago has more than a hundred neighborhoods, each brimming with their own distinct character as this A-list of areas starting with the letter A show.

Albany Park is a multicultural community on the city’s northwest side. Representing Korea, Mexico, the Middle East and former Yugoslavia, the neighborhood has the highest city ratio of foreign-born residents, resulting in a wide array of ethnic grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. The area also offers youth theater projects and the Albany Park Summer Fest every August. Best of all, its property values have increased for the past 20 years!

Affordable Altgeld Gardens has the advantage of being close to downtown yet retains it’s peaceful pace with a neighborhood park, pool, and summertime events including gospel festivals and annual parades.

Swedish pride is evident in Andersonville which houses European eateries, the Swedish American Center Museum and the annual Midsommarfest—a Scandinavian-themed festival featuring music, food and fun. With a bounty of bars and shops on its tree-lined streets, this quaint yet cool neighborhood attracts both singles and families.

The multicultural neighborhood of Arcadia Terrace is experiencing a rebirth due to revitalization along Lincoln Avenue, while the working-class tone of Archer Heights emits a suburban vibe as does Ashburn with its brick bungalows, split-levels, raised ranches and Cape Cods. On the other side of town, you’ll find Avondale where restaurants, shops, schools and parks are literally outside one’s door.

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