Located within the Lakeview community, Wrigleyville is a neighborhood surrounding Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field, hence its name. Built in the early 1900s, the now legendary baseball park is home to the Chicago Cubs, and is also the country’s second oldest baseball stadium. It was the construction of the stadium that ultimately led to the creation of one of Chicago’s most beloved neighborhoods.
A community with a very festive atmosphere, Wrigleyville is riddled with a slew of restaurants and bars frequented by droves of sports fans, especially during Cubs home games. It’s not all sports-themed bars and restaurants though – there are also several excellent live music venues, stand-up comedy bars, and dance clubs within the neighborhood. And for residents in search of some fresh air, there’s also a number of nearby parks, beaches, and trails along Lakeshore Drive, including Montrose Beach, the Bill Jarvis Bird Sanctuary, Waveland Picnic Field, and more.
- Wrigleyville is bounded by Byron Street to the north, Halsted Street to the east, Roscoe Street to the south, and Ashland Avenue to the west
- Several low-rise buildings and houses surrounding Wrigley Field are known as the Wrigley Rooftops, because of their rooftop bleachers. Tickets here can be more expensive than seats within the park itself, but they usually come with unlimited food and drinks, as well as other perks.
- Served by both the CTA brown and red lines, Wrigleyville is very accessible by public transportation.
- Lake View High School
- Blaine Elementary
- Greeley Elementary
- Hamilton Elementary
- Hawthorne Elementary
- Inter-American Elementary
Dining, Nightlife, and Shopping
Though Wrigley Field and its surrounding bars are the the centerpiece of the neighborhood, there is more to Wrigleyville than just bars! Here’s a smattering of what Wrigleyville has to offer on the dining and shopping front:
Real Estate Options
Homebuyers looking to relocate to one of Chicago’s most unique and dynamic neighborhoods will find a superb selection of properties in Wrigleyville.
Housing stock largely consists of condos, apartments, and townhomes, but there are some single-family homes available further away from the ballpark.
Condos in Wrigleyville and surrounding Lakeview fetch a pretty penny- many of them are beautifully designed, with gorgeous light-filled interiors and luxurious features that include elegant wood work, large eat-in kitchens with top-quality appliances, family rooms with a fireplace, walk-out patios, and well-designed master bedrooms with spacious closets. Coupled with the fact that your home is just steps away from restaurants, shops, bars, public transit and the lake, it’s obvious why the area is so pricey.