The earliest settlers to Andersonville would be pleased to see that their Swedish heritage lives on. Proudly displayed on the blue and yellow water tower. Celebrated in the Swedish American Museum. And alive in the friendly spirit and sense of community at the heart of this charming neighborhood.
Andersonville offers residents a vibrant, self-sustaining community just blocks from the lakefront. Less than five miles from downtown, Andersonville is accessible by express buses, the L and Lake Shore Drive.
At the forefront of the “shop local” movement, the historic business district along Clark Street is a mecca of unique, independent, local shops, restaurants, bars, bistros and businesses. Residents can find most everything nearby, from the grocery store and dentist to fine art and antiques.
Tree-lined streets, walkable schools, playgrounds and parks make this a popular Far North neighborhood to call home. Buildings include a mixture of old, new and historic including handsome greystone two- and three-flats, 1920s walk-ups, redbrick apartment complexes and large single-family homes. Buyers can find converted condos, gut rehabs, teardowns and beautiful new construction homes with backyard gardens.
In addition to dinner, cocktails, music, magic and the Andersonville Farmers’ Market, residents can enjoy al fresco dining with plenty of fido-friendly patios so you can bring along your furry companions. Andersonville also has numerous events, including Midsommarfest, one of the city’s largest and most popular street festivals. An annual Swedish tradition celebrating the summer solstice, the festival is just one more way the neighborhood celebrates its heritage.