Officially, Sauganash is a neighborhood on Chicago’s Far North Side. But residents know it’s more like a suburb with a very short commute.
Designed as a haven for those fleeing the hustle and bustle of the city, Sauganash is a tranquil retreat with its wide-open spaces, forest preserves, tennis courts, trails, parks and beautiful homes. Sauganash’s unique homes date back to the 1920s and include brick bungalows and English Tudors, single-family and attached homes in a range of sizes. Homes are situated around carefully-designed streetscapes and public spaces.
The community has a vibrant restaurant scene with a variety of cuisines. You won’t find the chains or shopping centers; instead the neighborhood has a uniquely local vibe. A colorful mosaic mural under the Peterson Avenue overpass pays tribute to the neighborhood’s namesake, Chief Sauganash, also known as Billy Caldwell.
Downtown Chicago is easily accessible by two Metra stops, CTA buses and a 15-minute drive on the nearby Edens Expressway.