Step through the enchanting Chinatown Gate and enter a colorful world where Chinese heritage is part of daily life.
The eight-block area around the intersection of Cermak Road and Wentworth Avenue, on Chicago’s Near South Side, has been a haven for Chinese immigrants moving to Chicago since 1905.
The neighborhood remains at the heart of Chinese culture in the city and is a must-see destination for tourists who want to experience the authentic cuisine and culture strolling down Wentworth Avenue.
Space for new housing is limited, but buyers can find existing two- and three-flats and older single-family homes.
From the time visitors exit the “L” and enter through the landmark Chinatown Gate, they are connected to China through an array of cultural offerings. Landmarks such as Nine Dragon Wall, Chinese gardens and Ping Tom Park along the Chicago River lend an air of Far Eastern charm.
Chinatown celebrates its heritage with fairs and events including the Chinese Autumn Moon Festival, Chinatown Summer Fair and the annual Chinese New Year parade. Most of all, Chinese culture is celebrated through the everyday authenticity of its storefronts and restaurants.