About Rogers Park
Rogers Park may not be the flashiest or newest neighborhood, but this worldly, artsy community has a vibe all its own.
Located on the northern edge of the city just south of Evanston, Rogers Park is home to Loyola University. Students and long-time residents alike love the neighborhood’s diversity with legendary restaurants and shops that highlight cultures from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Caribbean, Latin America, Eastern Europe and more. Devon Avenue is considered to be the main South Asian shopping district in Chicago.
Rogers Park’s lively scene has popular dive bars, local restaurants and coffee shops catering to both students and locals. With scenic beaches and more than 30 parks, there’s always plenty to do here. The neighborhood’s artsy side is evident in Miles of Murals, an initiative featuring 14,000 square feet of commissioned art including block-long pieces, viaducts and an overpass.
The neighborhood is divided into east and west sections and includes smaller pocket neighborhoods such as Peterson Park. Loyola University and the lakefront are focal points on the east, while West Rogers Park includes larger single-family homes and a number of city parks.
Homebuyers can find a variety of housing styles including vintage walkups, new construction, and block after block of classic Chicago bungalows. Downtown Chicago is easily accessible via Lake Shore Drive and public transportation including the CTA’s Purple and Red lines.