About West Ridge
West Ridge is an eclectic neighborhood that defies a singular description. Located west of Rogers Park on the city’s Far North Side, the large neighborhood has something for everyone. It’s both a tranquil residential area and a vibrant cultural scene.
The Desi Corridor along Devon Avenue spans most of the neighborhood and includes many colorful shops and eateries. Locals and visitors flock to the area to enjoy cuisines from around the world as well as unique shopping and nightlife.
Residential areas are tranquil with historic mansions, beautiful homes and scenic parks. The neighborhood includes a variety of areas offering vintage three-flats, condominiums and bungalows; and tree-lined streets with historic mansions and large single-family homes with well-tended lawns.
Residents enjoy access to the great outdoors with the North Shore Channel Trail that runs along the Chicago River and several parks including Indian Boundary Park, which features a Tudor-style field house that is on the National Register of Historical Places. The park includes a duck lagoon, nature areas, tennis courts and a kids’ spray pool, and also hosts art and music classes, free concerts and theater productions.
Commuters heading downtown can take CTA buses to the Metra stations in Rogers Park or Ravenswood or to the L’s Red Line stops.
Students attend Chicago Public Schools’ Mather High School, named after Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service. There also are numerous private and parochial schools in the area.a stations in Rogers Park or Ravenswood or to the L’s Red Line stops.