An Introduction to East Village Real Estate in Chicago, Illinois
At a reasonable population just under 7500 residents, East Village is a peaceful, humble neighborhood in the West Town district of Chicago, Illinois. Once a largely Eastern European neighborhood, East Village is now largely known for its youthful, creative population whose love of the relaxing, contemplative atmosphere of art galleries, architecture, and cafes outweighs the need for glamour or nightlife. East Village real estate is known for being affordable in comparison to nearby neighborhoods, as it has most begun to flourish in recent decades with the rise of independent art and business.
For those who desire the quieter side of the urban lifestyle, or for those seeking a neighborhood rich in immigrant history, East Village is likely to be the ideal Chicago neighborhood. The main streets in East Village, Division and Grand Avenue, are painted (sometimes literally) with the cultural history of the area, a characteristic which makes even gentle strolls an enjoyable experience.
Activities and Businesses of East Village
One of the greatest factors putting East Village real estate on the map is the availability of entertainment, education, and enrichment in the form of local art. East Village is home to many small music venues where local bands share the rising artistic spirit that will undoubtedly shape the neighborhood. Humble art galleries dot the streets, giving East Village a creative, but unpretentious air. In addition, the neighborhood has garnered a culture of independent theatre, which brings unique performances to locals on a regular basis.
The food in the area is a mosaic of various cultures. The critically acclaimed A Tavola brings authentic Italian dishes to the people of Chicago, settled comfortably on Chicago Avenue in East Village. Only a short distance down the street, the Japanese fine-dining restaurant Arami offers both traditional Japanese dishes and creative twists on the traditional. The nearby Beetle Bar and Grill, just across the neighborhood’s border with Ukrainian Village, focuses on creating a laid-back feel, offering local beers and simple pub fare.
For urbanites who also love nature, East Village is home to the springtime Chicago Flower and Garden Show. This convention showcases local gardeners, greenhouses, and landscapers alongside presenters seeking to educate attendees on the latest and greatest in horticultural knowledge and technology.
Schools, Community, and Transportation
East Village real estate is well-placed with regard to educational options. A healthy balance of private/charter schools and public schools fill the neighborhood. East Village is home to college preparatory high schools such as Rauner College Prep, which offers classes and extracurricular in Robotics, Social Justice, Culinary, Environmental Studies, and more in addition to a solid curriculum of Advanced Placement and Honors courses.
The community of East Village cares about its neighborhood. This fact is most exemplified by the continued success of the East Village Association, a citizens group that campaigns for education, community care, and a preservation of the neighborhood’s rich history.
Transportation to and from East Village is simple. Four bus stops are located in the area and the Kennedy Expressway passes nearby, making interstate access easy by car. Busses from East Village and Ukrainian Village make stops at O’Hare International Airport, meaning that locals to the area are never far from larger-scale transportation.
Contact a East Village real estate agent today
If you are ready to tour a home in East Village in Chicago then contact Anne Fan, your experienced realtor with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. Call her today at (312) 888-1816.
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