East Village is located on the near west side of Chicago adjacent to Wicker Park, Noble Square and Ukrainian Village. A neighborhood rapidly growing, it is filled with a variety of exciting restuarants, bars and cooffee shops for the young and hip crowd while still feeling homey enough to be a place you can kick off your shoes and relax.
The four thoroughfares—Grand, Chicago, Augusta, and Division—conveniently space out the retail, restaurants, and nightlife from the residential areas. The side streets are quaint, quiet, and lined with trees whose branches extend to the other side of the street. East Village apartments are a mixture of new and historic, refined and modern. East Village caters to many shopping moods. You name it -- record stores, vintage shops, boutiques, and art galleries. They’re all here.
Things get busier on the northern edge, where East Village ends and Wicker Park begins. Streets can be a bit cramped for parking and the Division blue line stop is the closest available el train. Over here, the buses are your friend.