Little Italy

Community Area: Near West Side

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About Little Italy

Quiet residential neighborhood or busy college campus? Little Italy offers both.

The community’s heritage remains evident in the Italian restaurants and businesses that line the Taylor Street corridor; and historic churches including Notre Dame De Chicago Church and Our Lady of Pompeii. The neighborhood is also home to the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

On one side of the Near West Side community, residents can be found socializing on their front steps; on the other students can be found rushing to class, all within the shadow of the Chicago skyline.

Large single-family homes and townhomes are found in the more traditional Little Italy neighborhood. The community is served by Juarez Community Academy High School and Wells Community Academy High School. Public transportation is convenient with the CTA Pink Line and the Blue Line.