Avondale is your prototypical working-class neighborhood on the northwest side. It’s simple. It’s dialed-down. And it doesn’t stray too far from its industrial roots.
You’ll discover a bevy of culinary options in Avondale. These include, but are not limited to, Polish and Chinese buffets, bakeries, Mexican eateries, fast food dives, and perhaps the most-talked-about hot dog and burger places in the city. Milwaukee Avenue is the place to be. It’s the best spot for nightlife, book stores, salons, and boutiques. Elsewhere, you can catch an improv show on Elston, or take a dance class on Belmont.
Avondale apartments keep it classic and straightforward. Duplexes, single-family homes and brownstones line the side streets. The community is fairly diverse, like its neighbor to the south—Logan Square. The Belmont Blue Line stops in the dead center of Avondale, and the Addison Blue Line stop skirts the northern edge. That said, buses will fill in the gaps for commuters. Residents with wheels are blessed with easy access to the expressways, as 90/94 runs right through the neighborhood.