The Back-of-the-Yards community has affordable housing, specialty grocery stores, ethnic restaurants, plenty of parks—and history. Home to the American Industrial Revolution, this neighborhood played a key role in labor relations. Today, it offers sound investment opportunities since its large industrial tax base offsets property taxes.
Don’t be confused by Belmont Central, Belmont Gardens, Belmont Heights, and Belmont Terrace. Although they sound similar, they are different neighborhoods.
Beverly is booming with businesses yet the prominently-Irish neighborhood appears almost suburban since it offers big backyards and safe streets as does West Beverly where plenty of Chicago cops and firefighters live. There’s also Beverly View, a five-block hamlet on the northern tip of town, and Brainerd, just east of Beverly, which promotes family living with children’s sports leagues, day camps, picnics and summer concerts.
Bowmanville is considered a suburban oasis in the city because it offers homes with front and backyards. Big Oaks is big on golf while Brighton Park promotes Latin culture through its art, food and dance.
With 1920s buildings and legendary music clubs, Bronzeville is Chicago’s African-American cultural center. Once home to the Robert Taylor Projects, recent architectural renovation, residential redevelopment and renewed interest in the arts are revitalizing the historic neighborhood.
Of course one of the city’s most well-known neighborhoods is Bridgeport, home to both of Chicago’s Mayor Daleys and U..S. Cellular Field. Its rich history began with Irish, German, and Norwegian immigrants whose heritage has since influenced the area’s food, stores and culture.
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