Andersonville

Andersonville

Andersonville is a neighborhood located in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago, IL. It’s about five miles north-northwest of the city’s downtown. The approximate street boundaries of Andersonville are Magnolia Avenue to the east, Ravenswood Avenue to the west, Winnemac Avenue to the south, and Victoria Avenue to the north. The heart of the Andersonville commercial district is the corner of Clark and Foster.

This previously Swedish area, Andersonville is now one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods. The community is known for its diversity, including its continued Swedish presence led by the Swedish American Museum, the Swedish Bakery and other Swedish delicatessens. However, a significant number of Middle-Eastern businesses, a new influx of families with children, and a large gay and especially lesbian population have added to the diversity of Andersonville. It’s also known for its unique commercial district, made up almost entirely of locally owned, independent shops, restaurants, cafes, taverns, and service providers.

The main shopping street is North Clark Street, and the stretch of North Clark Street south of West Foster Avenue is sometimes called South Foster, or SoFo. The stretch north of Bryn Mawr still retains a good number of Hispanic-owned business as well as some restaurants and cafes serving Andersonville’s more recent transplants.

Housing in the area consists of both new and vintage homes. 1 bedroom condominiums start in the upper 100’s, 2 bedrooms in the mid 200’s, 3 bedrooms near the 400’s and Single family residences start in the mid 500’s.