Wrigleyville: A Home Run of a Place to Live

July 15, 2014

Wrigley FieldWrigleyville, most famous for the fact that the legendary Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, is found here, is an amazing place to live. There are a wide variety of things to do in this neighborhood, from catching baseball games to enjoying delicious restaurants.

If you are a baseball fanatic and desire to live in the shadow of one of the nation’s oldest ballparks, or if you just love the Wrigleyville community, there are a variety of real estate options. According to Zillow, the median home value is $395,700, with the median sale price being $375,000. Many of the homes in Wrigleyville that are located within the immediate vicinity of the baseball stadium even feature rooftop bleachers that are known as Wrigley Rooftops, which provide spectators with a place to watch the game while enjoying an all-you-can-eat-and-drink service. No matter which of Wrigleyville’s unique characteristics appeal to you, it is a great place to live. Here are a few of the places that make this community one-of-a-kind:

Shopping and Dining

  • Goose Island Wrigleyville: This venue offers diners the chance to watch the restaurant’s craft beers being brewed while enjoying delicious fare and listening to live music. In addition, the restaurant even has a seasonal outdoor beer garden!
  • “Nuts on Clark”: This world-famous Chicago icon offers popcorn, nuts and fine chocolate.
  • Rockit Burger Bar: This rockin’ restaurant serves up 16 unique burgers, pizzas, cheap beers and much more. Located just across the street from Wrigley Field, it’s a great spot to eat post-game or to enjoy a hearty weekend brunch.

Entertainment and Recreation:

  • Wrigley Field: It goes without saying that the No. 1 destination within the Wrigleyville community is the famous Wrigley Field. Built in 1914, this stadium is now home to the Chicago Cubs. Be sure to get your tickets well in advance, or for a one-of-a-kind viewing experience, consider joining the crowds on the Wrigley Rooftops.
  • IO Theater: Enjoy watching future world-famous comedians hone their skills at iO Theater, Chicago’s best improve comedy theater. More than 5,000 people have trained and performed at iO’s Chicago and Los Angeles theaters, including some of the biggest names in show business.

Historical Attractions

  • Alta Vista Terrace: Known as Chicago’s first historic district, this street of row houses was designed by Samuel Eberly Gross and architect Joseph C. Brompton to be reminiscent of the character of row houses in London.
  • Ron Santo Statue: As one of the Cubs’ most beloved players, Santo is immortalized at the corner of Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue.

Overall, Wrigleyville is an amazing area to live in, with one of the best baseball stadiums ever built, many delicious dining options and a variety of entertainment options. For more information on Wrigleyville, visit www.Wrigleyville.org. To learn more about real estate in Chicago, click here.

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