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On Chicago’s North Side is Roscoe Village. It’s not an official neighborhood, nor can you find it on a city map, but locals consider the boundaries of the village to be Addison Street to the north, Belmont Avenue to the south, Ravenswood Avenue to the east and the Chicago River to the west.
The main thoroughfare, which bisects the neighborhood is Roscoe Street. Along this street are the bulk of the village’s businesses and residents. The history of Roscoe goes way back, during the 19th Century when German and Swedish immigrants arrived and even earlier, when the first European settlers lived alongside the Fox Indian natives.
Land west of Western, which includes present-day Roscoe Village, was intended to be the “world’s largest amusement park.” Sure enough, Riverview Park opened in 1903, introducing a flood of development to the area, including hundreds of businesses to cater to the thousands and thousands of tourists that visited the park each year. Early structures that pre-dated Riverview Park were eventually torn down, with brick and grey-stone residences taking their place. Even today, these grey-stones and brown-stones still predominate the neighborhood.
Although the Riverview Park closed in 1967, there are plenty of locals who reminisce over those amusing amusement park days. Poking around the village will reveal many decorations from the amusement park’s heyday, such as paintings and knick-knacks celebrating the park. Such paraphernalia can be found at the Riverview Tavern, a popular local bar.
Shopping and Restaurants
If you resettle to Roscoe Village, you can rest assured that there is plenty of local fare for those evenings you just don’t feel like cooking in your luxury condo kitchen. Vegetarians and vegans will enjoy Victory's Banner. Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar is a hit for those who like pizza and wine (who doesn’t?). There is a slew of international options in Roscoe Village, as well. And given the size of the neighborhood, they’re all likely just down the block!
Roscoe Village is home to one of the epicenters for antiques in the Midwest. So, if you like old stuff, I mean – stuff with character – then check out the variety of antique dealer shops. Lazy Dog Antiques, Father Time Antiques, and countless others will occupy both collectors and the curious for hours on end.
A Family-Favorite Neighborhood
Roscoe Village is a hotspot for families, particularly those with young children who may want to attend the highly marked Audubon Elementary School. Housing stock includes two and three-bedroom flats, vintage walk-ups, and single-family houses, as well as a pocket of new condos for sale in Chicago scattered here and there. The Eversharp Pencil Factory turned modern condo is one such option for those on the hunt buying a condo.
Pilsen Housing Stock + Condos for Sale in Chicago
Housing options abound in Pilsen, attracting many new “bohemians” to the neighborhood. Hipsters drawn to the low rents and colorful neighborhood are moving from Wicker Park, Bucktown, and other too-cool to be cool corners of Chicago to live amongst the taquerias and cantinas.
There are a wide-range of housing options, from single-family homes to rehabs to new constructions. If you’re buying a condo, Pilsen has quite a few new condo units to reel you in – some of the more affordable condos for sale in Chicago, in fact. As well, the Chantico Loft development and Union Row Townhomes are developments attracting newcomers to the neighborhood.