Neighborhood

Nortown


 
  

Neighborhood Description

Nortown located in West Ridge/ West Rogers Park is one of 77 well-defined Chicago, Illinois community areas. It is a middle class neighborhood located on the far north side of Chicago. It is located in the 50th Ward. It is bordered on the north by Howard Street, on the east by Ridge Boulevard, Western Avenue, and Ravenswood Avenue, the south by Bryn Mawr Avenue and Peterson Avenue, and on the west by Kedzie Avenue and the North Shore channel of the Chicago River. At one time joined with neighboring Rogers Park, it separated in the 1890's over a conflict concerning park districts (known as the Cabbage War.) Devon Avenue Today West Ridge is one of Chicago's better off communities, filled with thriving multi-ethnic culture lining Devon Avenue, historic mansions lining Ridge and Lunt Avenues, cultural institutions such as St. Scholastica Academy and one of the highest per capita incomes on the Northside of Chicago. It is represented in City Council by Alderman Bernard Stone. It is home to the Midwest's largest Hasidic community, as well as other Jewish, Irish-American, German-American, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Assyrian, Russian, and Korean immigrant communities.  Rent Smart Chicago is your resource for Chicago apartments, lofts, condos and homes in Nortown.

Neighborhood Links
 
West Ridge Chamber of Commerce
(773) 743-6022
2720 West Devon Avenue
 
History of West Ridge
 
Resources in Nortown
 
Hospitals

Swedish Covenant Pre-paid Medical
773-769-0575
2740 W Foster
 
Post Office
773-248-2875
3401 West Devon
 
 
Library
773-742-9590
5630 North Lincoln Avenue
 
Schools
 
Bais Yaakov
773-973-6150
6122 N. California
 
Budlong Elementary
773-534-2591
2701 W. Foster
 
Clinton Elementary
773-534-2025
6110 N. Fairfield
 
Jamieson Elementary
773-534-2395
5650 N. Mozart
 
Northside College Prep
773-534-3954
5501 N. Kedzie
 
St. Hillary's School
773-561-5885
5614 N. Fairfield
 
St. Timothy's School
773-761-1368
6330 N. Washtenaw  
 
Grocery Stores
 
Lawrence Fruit Market
773-279-8020
3318 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
 
Northeastern Fruit & Garden
773-338-0610
6000 North Lincoln Avenue
 
7-Eleven
773-539-1570
5610 North Kimball Avenue
 
Makki Meat & Groceries
773-539-5575
3348 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
 
Eden’s Food & Liquor
773-539-0200
3949 West Devon Avenue
 
Tristar Food Inc.
773-313-8777
3525 West Peterson Avenue
 
Day & Night Food & Cigarettes
773-866-2225
3403 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
 
JJ Food
773-754-8669
3152 West Devon Avenue
 
Foster Grocery and Dollar Plus
773-463-7515
3358 West Foster Avenue
 
1 Stop Grocery
773-478-4808
5623 North Kedvale Avenue
 
Cool Places to Eat
 
Charcoal Delights
773-583-0056
3139 W. Foster
Cuisine: Barbeque
 
Garden Buffet
773-728-1249
5347 N. Lincoln
Cuisine: American
 
Hidden Cove Bar
773-275-6711
5336 N. Lincoln
 
Hollywood Lounge
773-588-9707
3301 W. Bryn Mawr
 
Fireside Restaurant
773-561-7433
5739 N. Ravenswood
 
Martino's Restaurant and Pizzeria
773-478-5410
3431 W. Peterson
 
Mee Mah Chinese Cuisine
773-539-2277
4032 W. Peterson Ave.