West Ridge

Community Area: West Ridge

West Ridge Open Houses


About West Ridge

West Ridge is an eclectic neighborhood that defies a singular description. Located west of Rogers Park on the city’s Far North Side, the community boasts tranquil residential areas and a vibrant cultural scene.

The Desi Corridor along Devon Avenue spans most of the neighborhood and includes many colorful shops and eateries. Locals and visitors flock to the area to enjoy cuisines from around the world as well as unique shopping and nightlife.

West Ridge includes a variety of areas offering vintage three-flats, condominiums and bungalows, along with tree-lined streets with historic mansions and large single-family homes.

Complementing the community’s residential areas are scenic parks such as Warren Park and Indian Boundary Park, which features a Tudor-style field house that is on the National Register of Historical Places. The park includes a duck lagoon, nature areas, tennis courts and a spray pool, and also hosts art and music classes, free concerts and theater productions. Outdoor enthusiasts also have convenient access to the North Shore Channel Trail that runs along the Chicago River.

Commuters heading downtown can take CTA buses to the Metra stations in Rogers Park or Ravenswood or to the “L’s” Red Line stops.