Wrigleyville is the epicenter for all things Chicago Cubs. Fully enveloped within the Lakeview neighborhood, Wrigleyville is to Lakeview what the Vatican City is to Rome. And for many die-hard Cubs fans, the religious tie-in carries additional – and appropriate – weight. For the general observer, this neighborhood make-up is 25% Wrigley Field, 25% t-shirt stands and 50% bars and beer gardens. Needless to say, if you enjoy having sports as a central theme in your life, Wrigleyville real estate is your best option in Chicago.
Originally completed by April 23, 1914, and named Weeghman Field, Wrigley Field took on it’s current name in November, 1926, and since then has been the setting for hopeless heartbreak and unfulfilled promise. But, it also is a great place to mill about on a sunny, summer afternoon and watch a leisurely game of baseball. In addition, the management team for Wrigley Field has done a great job in bringing in summer concerts with performers like The Police, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam and Paul McCartney all playing shows there, as well as special sporting events such as the NHL’s Winter Classic and the Northwestern v. Illinois college football games.
From a neighborhood standpoint, there are certain places you need to visit to get a sense for what Wrigleyville is all about. The Cubby Bear sits across the street from Wrigley’s marquee, and regularly hosts live music performances ranging from well-known acts to tribute bands. Opposite the entrance to the outfield bleachers is the appropriately named Murphy’s Bleachers, which is typically packed before every home game.
North – Lakeview
South – Lakeview
West – Southport Corridor (Lakeview)
East – Boystown (Lakeview)
- CTA: Red Line (Belmont, Addison, Sheridan), Brown Line (Belmont), Purple Line (Belmont)
- Lake Shore Drive
- Clark Street
- Addison Street
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