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.
Downtown is easily accessible by two Metra stops, CTA buses and a 15-minute drive on the nearby Edens Expressway. Students attend Sauganash Elementary and highly-rated Taft High School.
The community has a vibrant restaurant scene with a variety of cuisines. You won’t find the chains or shopping centers of suburbia; 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.