Chicago's Commercial Corridors


Chicago's commercial corridors are as varied and interesting as its inhabitants. WildOnions.org has compiled a list of 46 of the best-defined areas for eating, shopping, doing business, and sightseeing. Neighborhood names are in bold, followed by key streets and then area themes and characteristcs in italics. Corridors are listed generally from North to South, and from East to West.



East Rogers Park: Sheridan Road. Academic, Alternative, Arts and Culture.
Central Rogers Park: Clark St. Hispanic, Multicultural.
North Town: Devon and Western. Indian/Pakistani, Multicultural.
North Edgewater: Broadway. African, Multicultural
South Rogers Park: Clark and Devon. All-American, Hispanic, Multicultural
Andersonville: Clark St. Arts and Culture, Swedish Heritage
Lincoln Bend: Lincoln Ave. All-American, Automotive
Lincoln Square: Western and Lincoln. Arts and Culture, German Heritage, Greek Heritage
Asian Marketplace: Argyle St. Asian Cultures, Chinese, Vietnamese
Uptown: Broadway St. African-American
Wrigleyville: Clark St. All-American, Nightlife
Central Lake View: Clark and Belmont. Alternative
Lake View East: Broadway St. Alternative, Arts and Culture, Gay Culture
New Town: Halsted St. Alternative, Gay Culture
De Paul: Lincoln and Halsted Academic, Arts and Culture
Lincoln Park (Central / Sheffield): Armitage Ave. Boutique Shopping, Fine Dining
Lincoln Park (Mid-North / Park West): Clark St. Eclectic, Multicultural
Roscoe Village: Roscoe St. All-American, Boutique Shopping
Belmont Central: Belmont Ave. Polish, Multicultural
Logan Square: Milwaukee Ave. Hispanic
Paseo Boricua (Humboldt Park): Division St. Puerto-Rican
RANCH Triangle (Lincoln Park)
: North and Clybourn.Boutique Shopping.
Wicker Park: North and Milwaukee. Alternative, Eclectic
Old Town: Wells Street Arts and Culture, Boutique Shopping, Fine Dining
Gold Coast: Rush St. Nightlife
River North: Clark St; Superior / Huron Streets. Arts and Culture, Attractions, Galleries
Magnificent Mile: Michigan Ave. Boutique Shopping, Tourist Attractions
Loop: State and Madison. Arts and Culture, Department Stores, Tourist Attractions
South Loop: Roosevelt and Michigan. Arts and Culture, Eclectic.
Chinatown: Wentworth Ave. Chinese
Greek Town: Madison and Halsted. Greek Heritage
Little Italy: Taylor St. Italian Heritage
Pilsen: 18th and Ashland Mexican, Mexican Heritage
Little Village: 26th and Pulaski Mexican
Bridgeport: 31st and Halsted. Irish, Hispanic
Canaryville: 43rd and Halsted. Irish
Brighton Park: Archer and Kedzie. All-American, Multicultural, Polish
Archer Heights: Archer and Pulaski Hispanic
West Lawn: 63rd and Pulaski African-American
Bronzeville: 47th Street. African-American, African-American Heritage
Hyde Park / U. of C.: 55th Street Academic, Arts and Culture, Multicultural
Hyde Park: 53rd Street. African-American, Multicultural
University of Chicago: 57th Street. Academic, Arts and Culture, Bookstores
South Shore: 71st Street African-American, Arts and Culture
Calumet Heights: Stony Island Ave. African-American, All-American, Multicultural
South Chicago: Commercial Ave. African-American, Hispanic, Multicultural


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